Phillips Presented ICC Affiliate Award
Thomas Phillips (center), Code Compliance Manager for Target Corporation's Property Development, was presented the ICC Affiliate Award during today's Awards Luncheon. The Affiliate Award is presented to a member of the building industry who consistently demonstrates the qualities of integrity, professionalism and dedication.

"Tom ensures that Target stores and facilities are a model for building safety," Awards Committee Chairman Tim Ryan said. "His experience as a municipal code official and licensed in multiple disciplines provides him with a unique perspective to understand and advocate on behalf of the importance of public and private partnerships."

Phillips is leading a major initiative to streamline the approval process for replicable buildings. He believes corporations that want to streamline the construction process through replication stand to benefit greatly from nationwide adoption of the International Codes.

"As I walked the halls of the conference the last couple of days, I realized that the ICC is no longer just an association of building code officials," said Phillips. "We are building officials, we are fire officials; we are architects, engineers, builders and business people. This is, in part, a result of an execution of a concept established by your Board for the blueprint to the future. But it's also a reflection of the ICC's success in raising public awareness of the impact that the codes will have on everybody who lives, works and plays in buildings across the country and around the world. Together, we really believe that we can help, and we will build the best communities ever."