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New option for showcasing your membership

The landscape for showcasing your membership is changing. The Code Council is ...
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Number of Master Code Professionals continues to grow

The International Code Council’s Master Code Professional (MCP) designation is the ...
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Close to failing: American infrastructure scores a C- on new ASCE report card

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2021 Report Card for ...
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Code Council opens applications for its IECC development committees

The International Code Council announced its call for committees for the development ...
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Significant changes to the 2021 International Fuel Gas Code

A modification to Section 403.8.3 (Threaded Joint Sealing) states that the text was ...
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ICC Members: Shaping the safety of the world around us — Eirene Knott

Code professionals ensure building safety today, for a stronger tomorrow. As the ...
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International Code Council releases new framework to address energy efficiency needs across the entire building industry

The International Code Council, the leading global source of model codes and ...
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Tall mass timber interest drives demand for special inspector certification

In July, California is expected to become the latest state in the U.S. to embrace ...
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Women sound off on building safety in podcasts

The ICC Pulse Podcast is a monthly podcast that offers listeners the inside scoop on ...
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ICC Pulse Podcast SPECIAL EDITION: Securing Clean & Abundant Water

RESTalk Host Bill Spohn interviews RESNET Program Director Ryan Meres and Code ...
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Trades and apprenticeships: Building for the future

For young people entering the engineering and construction industry, there are many ...
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Significant changes to the 2018 International Fire Code

The 2018 Significant Changes guides are available for the International Building, ...
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ICC Members: The individuals behind codes and safety — Gerardo Jimenez

Code professionals ensure building safety today, for a stronger tomorrow.
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ICC Members: Shaping the safety of the world around us — Michael Benning

Code professionals ensure building safety today, for a stronger tomorrow. As the ...
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How to make sure your building is up to code

Building codes can be complex and confusing. They vary based on location and are ...
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Code Council releases update on standards development activities

There is a long-standing relationship between construction codes and standards that ...
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International Code Council applauds publication of international fire safety standard

The International Code Council is one of more than 80 fire safety leadership ...
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Lee Wheeler honored with Robert W. Gain Fire Prevention Leadership Award

Lee Wheeler was looking for a full-time job in the economically distressed Seattle ...
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New community benchmark on water infrastructure resilience released

The Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) released the third of its ...
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Significant changes to the 2018 International Plumbing Code

The 2018 Significant Changes guides are available for the International Building, ...
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Honoring the tradespeople that keep society functioning

Tradespeople are the dedicated professionals who maintain the complex infrastructure ...
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Premier bathroom product manufacturer in Mexico joins growing list of ICC-ES PMG clients

The ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas (PMG) Listing ...
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Code Council pushes for global work on clean water, sanitation and hygiene

Recently, U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Darin LaHood (R-IL), Xochitl ...
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IECC Q&A: Dwelling unit lighting in multi-family buildings

In this column, we will address some of the typical questions asked of our technical ...
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Significant changes to the 2018 International Residential Code

The 2018 Significant Changes guides are available for the International Building, ...
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Why we need a ZERO Code now

To reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, architects are looking beyond their own ...
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IECC Q&A: Warehouse freeze protection

In this column, we will address some of the typical questions asked of our technical ...
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New FEMA study projects implementing I-Codes could save $600 billion by 2060

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released its landmark Building Codes ...
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Responding to the “new normal” — Target and BOAT partnership supports expedited permitting and plan review for Texas jurisdictions

It goes without saying that the construction industry will not be the same as it was ...
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Code Council, SEAOSC partnership aims to be stronger and more resilient, just like their mission

A relationship that began more than 50 years ago, in advancing building safety ...
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10 safety tips and advice for architecture construction projects

Roughly 6.5 million Americans are on a construction site every single day. According ...
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New Florida law will require sea level studies for coastal construction projects

Thousands of residents living in U.S. coastal communities will be affected by sea ...
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ICC Pulse Podcast Episode 29: SFPE & Performance Based Design

In this episode Code Council Senior Staff Engineer Beth Tubbs leads a discussion ...
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ICC Pulse Podcast Episode 21: ICC & RESNET Collaborate to Increase Energy Code Compliance & Home Energy Efficiency

As another collaboration with RESNET, Code Council Executive Vice President and ...
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ICC Pulse Podcast SPECIAL: Seismic Activity & the Searles Valley Earthquake

In this special edition episode, we are joined by special guest Ken O’Dell, S.E. who ...
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ICC Pulse Podcast Episode 34: A Look Back at New York City’s Department of Buildings COVID-19 Regulations

In this season finale episode of the ICC Pulse Podcast, we look back at a ...
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ICC Pulse Podcast Episode 33: Discussing the 2018 International Wildland-Urban Interface Code and Commentary with Kevin Scott

In this episode of the Pulse Podcast, Code Council Government Relations Vice ...
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ICC Pulse Podcast Episode 31: The Code Council's Digital Transformation

In this episode of the ICC Pulse Podcast, Catherine Vinson, Code Council Vice ...
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ICC Pulse Podcast Episode 30: Remote Virtual Inspections

In this episode of the ICC Pulse Podcast, Code Council Government Relations Senior ...
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Building Safety Month Week 1 Virtual Event: International Energy Conservation Code: 2021 Changes, Getting Involved in the 2024 Process


May 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Energy codes are an essential component of achieving community and building industry goals to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases attributed to the building stock. Recent developments around the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are aimed at providing tools to achieve these goals.

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Code Enforcement Webinar Series: Gang Awareness for the Code Enforcement Officer


May 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Some cities or counties are up against gang ridden communities. Officer safety is essential in the approach of such communities. This course will serve to provide indicators of gang activity as well as give a review of what some of these gangs are, their history, and make-up. 

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Member Spotlight
Sergio Ascunce

Deputy Building Official at Miami-Dade County

Sergio Ascunce became a member of the International Accreditation Service (IAS) Board of Directors in 2019. He currently lives in Hialeah, Fla., and works as a deputy building official for the Miami-Dade County Building Department. Here are some insights into his career path and his experience as an IAS board member.

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