Global Connections Day

Building on the success of last year, ICC’s Annual Conference will again feature its informative Global Connections Day (GCD) event on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, 9 am – 4:30 pm.

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.

View the agenda for more details.

Katharine E. Morgan, President, ASTM International
“Innovation and Standardization: Jointly Enhancing Safety”

Hiroki Sunohara, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan
“Post-earthquake building damage assessment and new technologies in Japan”

Mia Marvelli, Executive Director, California Building Standards
“Developing state regulations not available in an international model code”

PANEL: “Efficient and Effective Building Regulatory Systems to Support Resilient Cities in low and middle-Income Countries”
Moderator: Thomas Moullier, The World Bank

Ichiro Sato, Assistant Director, Building Regulation Division, Housing Office, Department of Construction, Aichi Prefectural Government
“Countermeasures for Earthquake Disaster & Local Government Efforts – Linkage Among Industry, Government & Academia: Japan Study”

PANEL: “Innovation in construction industry: Codes, Standards and enforcement. Barriers and challenges in Mexico”

Evangelina Hirata Nagasako, ONNCCE Director General

Arturo Echeverría Aguilar, AEAEE/ALENER President, and Aislantes Minerales, S.A de C.V., Principal

Eleazar Acuña Cabrera, Vinte Inmobiliaria, Special Projects Manager

Lourdes Salinas, THREE Consultoría Medioambiental, S.A. de C.V., Principal

Chris Birchfield, Global Fireproof Solutions, Inc.
“New High Performance Fire Resistance Coating Applications”