Special Events

Stay on top of what’s happening at this year’s conference. There will be plenty of exciting special events featuring key note speakers, nonstop networking opportunities and more.

Saturday, October 20
Sunday, October 21

Bob Fowler Motorcycle Ride

Mark your calendar! This year’s ride will take you through the many exciting wonderful sights of Virginia and the magnificent scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains to historic Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown, America’s first permanent English colony, in Virginia in 1607.

More information is available here.

Sunday, October 21 | Tee Off 9 am

4th Annual Ron Burton Golf Outing

The Past Presiding Officers of the International Code Council will host the 4th Annual Ron Burton Golf Outing sponsored by the National Multifamily Housing Council and BOMA International on October 21, 2018, at the Club at Viniterra during the ICC Annual Conference.

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Sunday, October 21 | 8 am – 3 pm

Richmond Virginia Historical Building Tour

This tour will consist of a variety of guided tours to several historical buildings in Richmond, VA (includes John Marshall House, Hippodrome Theater, Taylor Mansion, Virginia Capitol Building and Capitol Square). The historical facts of each building as well as the Building Code and construction challenges will be discussed. Tour speakers will include staff from each location as well as a member of the Richmond Building Department. Visit the education page for more details.

Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 45 people and will be listed as an option when you register.

Sunday, October 21 | 1 – 2 pm

Nominating Committee Candidates Forum/Joint Regional Meeting

The Nominating Committee will host a new forum for ICC Board candidates.

Sunday, October 21 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Initial Report of the Nominating Committee

A report and recommendations from the Board Candidates Nominating Committee will be presented.

Sunday, October 21 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Building Safety & Design Expo Happy Hour

Help kick off the 2018 Annual Conference. This social event will allow you to network with exhibitors and peers before heading off to the 2018 Welcoming Event. Be sure to stop by and visit with our sponsors to get your complimentary beer, wine, soda or water.

Sunday, October 21 | 7 – 11 pm

Welcome to Richmond

Here ye! Here ye! Come one....come all! You will not want to miss this Sunday evening event, where you will be greeted by Patrick Henry, George Washington and others from Virginia's past as you arrive at the newly renovated Richmond Train Shed located at historic Main Street Station. Food will be a variety of famous Virginia fare and beverages. And you will travel in time from the past, to modern day Virginia with music by the Deloreans!

Monday, October 22

Annual Business Meeting/Members Forum

Join us for an inspiring opening ceremony and the Annual Business Meeting – your opportunity to shape the future of ICC. You won’t want to miss this year’s special presentations and the final stop of the 2018 Members Forum Roadshow, featuring an informative Q & A session with President Jay Elbettar and CEO Dominic Sims. Participants will receive .2 CEUs for the Annual Business Meeting.

Monday, October 22 | 11:30 am – 2 pm

Networking Luncheon

Connect with friends and colleagues over light lunch and learn about new building systems and services that help you deliver building safety to your community. Don’t forget to join your Delegates at the photo booths for this year’s state pictures!

Monday, October 22 | 5 – 7 pm

Building Safety & Design Expo Reception

To conclude the Building Safety & Design Expo, please join us for this special reception. Network with your peers, meet with vendors and see the latest in products and services. Enjoy light refreshments and don’t forget to stop by and visit with our sponsors to get your complimentary beer, wine, soda or water.

Be sure to enter your Door Prize card before our final drawing at the end of the evening.

Tuesday, October 23 | 8 – 11 am

Dominion Energy Center Building Tour

The cornerstone of the Dominion Energy Center is the fully renovated, historic Carpenter Theatre. This grand theater has nearly 1,800 comfortable, spacious seats, state-of-the-art acoustics and brilliant lighting, including new fiber optics that enhance the ceiling’s sparkling stars. As the Carpenter Theatre celebrates 84 years of bringing entertainment to Richmond, RPAA is excited that the space has been restored for new audiences to enjoy.

Dolly Vogt (Manager) & Steve Sweet (Facility/Technical Director) – both worked on the Dominion Energy Center (formerly Richmond CenterStage) construction project together will be on the tour. A representative from the Richmond Building Department will also join the tour.

Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 45 people and will be listed as an option when you register. This tour will return before the Members luncheon.

Tuesday, October 23 | 8:30 – 11:30 am

Government Relations Forum

The ICC Government Relations Department is bringing a prestigious group of speakers to discuss several current topics and emerging trends across the country. The topics include a presentation on engaging Code Officials to achieve high performance buildings; an update on the High School/College Technical Training and the Military Families Career Path Programs; information on a new federal rule that requires ICC-certified inspectors for certain properties with FHA mortgages; and presentations on how modern building codes fit in with federal efforts to promote resiliency. View the draft agenda for more details. Participants will receive .3 CEUs for this event.

Tuesday, October 23 | 1:30 – 4:30 pm

TOUR: Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University Architectural and LEED Building Tour

The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University opened its doors in April 2018. This newly constructed $41 million building was designed Steve Holl Architects, Named by Time magazine as America’s Best Architect. This new center is an iconic new landmark for the City of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University. To achieve LEED certification, great care has been paid to incorporate environmentally friendly systems and resources whenever possible, including the use of geothermal wells for heating and cooling the building, three green roofs to absorb stormwater and maximize insulation, and glass walls designed to exhaust heat in the summer and harness it in the winter. All of this will ensure lower operating costs, less environmental impact and a healthier environment for those using the facility.

Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 45 people and will be listed as an option when you register.

Tuesday, October 23 | 1:30 – 4:30 pm

American Civil War Museum: Historic Site & Newly Constructed Buildings “Behind the Scenes” Tour

The American Civil War Museum is a multi-site museum located in Richmond. This guided tour will begin at Historic Tredegar and includes interpretation around their 9-acre site and through several historic buildings. The tour will include a discussion of these buildings as well as other historical facts. The second portion of the tour will include a tour of the newly constructed museum building. This new museum building will not yet be open to the public. Building features will be discussed from a building code perspective. A member of the Richmond Building Department will join the tour.

Additional fee applies. This tour is limited to 45 people and will be listed as an option when you register.

Tuesday, October 23 | 11:30 am – 1:15 pm

Members Luncheon

Matt Paxton is the keynote speaker for this year’s Members Luncheon, a top hoarding expert and a featured cleaner on the hit television show HOARDERS. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to hear this renowned specialist share his expertise about a topic that is inextricably linked to building safety, fire prevention and the codes. The International Property Maintenance Code in particular provides requirements for a minimum level of safety and sanitation in existing structures that covers cleanliness, rubbish disposal, rodent infestation and means of egress. Visit the keynote speakers page for more details.

Tuesday, October 23 | 6 – 9:30 pm

Banquet Reception/Annual Banquet

Tuesday, October 23 | 9:30 pm – Midnight

Las Vegas 2019 Preview Event

Wednesday October 24 | 9 am – 4:30 pm

Global Connections Day

The topic of Global Connections Day this year is Innovation in the World of Building Safety, which will be addressed focusing on two separate sessions: Innovative Methods and Materials in Building Design and Construction and Innovative Approaches to the Building Regulatory Process.

Presenters from different parts of the world will be addressing innovation in building safety from a variety of approaches; from sustainability regulations to new technologies in post-earthquake building damage assessment. Please join us and share your experiences, and network with building regulators and industry from other parts of the world in this yearly event. Participants will receive .5 CEUs for this event.

Click here for more information on Global Connections Day.