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Texas Building Code Survey Highlights Need for Mitigation in Hurricane-prone areas

840,000 people in coastal Texas lack protection from residential building codes A detailed review of coastal Texas building codes revealed gaps that could leave homeowners...

FEMA calls for requiring up-to-date building codes in federal and state grants and programs

Washington, D.C. – The Mitigation Framework Leadership Group (MitFLG), chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), released the National Mitigation Investment Strategy (NMIS), a unified...

ICC calls for input on building code changes

The International Code Council (ICC) is hosting its 2019 Committee Action Hearings from April 28 to May 8, 2019, in Albuquerque, N.M. Hearing participants will address potential changes to the International Codes (I-Codes) based on proposals from the building safety community, including code officials, architects, builders, engineers, and fire and energy conservation professionals

2019 Building Safety Month theme: No Code. No Confidence

The International Code Council announced the 39th annual Building Safety Month theme: No Code. No Confidence. Building Safety Month is an international campaign that culminates in May to raise awareness about building safety.

ICC applauds committee passage of disaster recovery legislation

The International Code Council (ICC) applauded the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s June 13 passage of S.3041, which makes new resources available, both pre- and post-disaster, to support the adoption and implementation of current model codes.

ASTM International launches ‘Caribbean Roadshow’ on standards and codes

ASTM International will host several events in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana as part of the “Caribbean Roadshow,” focused on the growing use of ASTM International standards and International Code Council (ICC) codes.

Simpson Strong-Tie sponsors ICC’s Building Safety Month in May

Simpson Strong-Tie, a leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, is joining other industry associations and organizations in supporting the International Code Council’s (ICC) 2018 Building Safety Month in May. A

Code officials move to update IBC for tall mass timber buildings

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings in Columbus, Ohio, have concluded with a clear endorsement of building codes that will enable the use of mass timber technologies in buildings ranging up to 18 stories.

IBHS finds little progress in strengthening building codes

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) released the new edition of its report on the residential building code systems in 18 hurricane-prone states. The 2018 edition of Rating the States follows a disastrous year of storms in 2017 and is well timed to inform discussion and action to improve building strength as communities repair or replace homes damaged by hurricanes last year.
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