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|Building Code Administration Eligible for Federal Funds under New Law
The Highway Construction and National Flood Insurance Reform Bill (HR 4348) includes a modified version of the Community Building Code Administration Grant Act championed by the Code Council and directs FEMA to study the impact of requiring enforcement of current building codes in flood plain management criteria.
|Actions by Construction Workers Leave Lasting
Impression on Family of Deceased Veteran
Capstone Development of Birmingham, Alabama, is finishing construction on a privately owned student housing community near the University of New Hampshire that includes Zone 6 requirements outlined in the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. The construction site is located away from established residential neighborhoods in the city of Durham, New Hampshire, but surrounds the local cemetery on two sides. During a recent funeral service, actions by Capstone construction workers had a lasting impression on family members of a deceased veteran. Click to continue.
|Expand Your Code Knowledge and
Contribute to the 2015 Code Updates
Are you looking for new solutions to code challenges? Or seeking additional info on 2012 code updates? Register now to join other dedicated building safety, fire prevention, sustainability and construction professionals at ICC's 10th Annual Conference, Code Hearings & Expo October 21–28 in Portland.
|New Electronic Voter Designation System
to Establish Voter Eligibility Now Online
The Code Council is launching a new Electronic Voter Designation System to further enhance the code development process and to ensure that Governmental Member Voting Representatives (GMVR) are eligible to vote on code changes. This online tool documents additional information about GMVRs in order to address concerns that have been raised about eligibility at recent hearings.
All Primary Member Representatives need to designate their GMVRs online by September 21 to be eligible to vote at the Annual Business Meeting or Final Action Hearings.
|Code Council Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors
Candidates for the Code Council Board of Directors should submit a letter of interest, resume and information to support their candidacy. The submission deadline is August 24. Elections for officers, and to fill any vacant position, will be held during the Annual Business Meeting at ICC's 10th Annual Conference in Portland.
|Connect with Industry Decision Makers
at the 2012 Annual Conference Expo
Connect with quality building safety professions when you exhibit at the 2012 Annual Conference Expo. This is an opportunity for direct exposure to decision makers in the building and fire industry, affording increased name and product recognition throughout the conference. Visit the Conference exhibit page for details on exhibit space, sponsorship opportunities, pricing and special discounts.
|Deadlines Near for ICC Awards, Honorary Members Nominations
Safe communities don't happen by chance. The Code Council is seeking nominations for individuals or groups whose contributions to building safety, code enforcement, public service, community service or fire prevention are commendable. The deadline for submissions is July 25.
The ICC Board of Directors is seeking nominations for Honorary Members. An Honorary Member has rendered outstanding service to ICC. The Honorary Member Committee will consider submitted nominations when compiling its list of candidates. The deadline for applications is July 25.
|Professional Journey Winding Down for "Walking Code Book"
Like many kids, Sheldon Lauderdale wanted to be a policeman growing up, specifically, a state trooper in his native Michigan. "I thought they were cool," he said. "Their cars were blue and they had a red light on top." But Lauderdale would become a different type of authority. The affable 69-year-old will retire later this year after nearly 32 years as Building Official for the Charter Township of Comstock, Michigan, where he became known as "The Walking Code Book," or, more simply, "The Legend." Click to continue.
|McCall Named 2012 South Carolina Engineer of the Year
ICC Honorary Member George H. McCall was presented the 2012 Engineer of the Year Award by the South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers. McCall, of Greenville, South Carolina, is Vice President of McCall & Son, Inc., a firm specializing in fire protection engineering. He is a licensed fire protection engineer and a former Fire Marshal (retired) at the Wade Hampton Fire Department. Click to continue.
Pelham, Alabama Chief Building Inspector Retires
Brea Community Enjoys Learning about Building Safety Month
Boulder Considers Fire Code Changes for Neighborhoods
|Code Update: Significant Code Changes to the 2012 IRC
Windborne debris regions are now defined in a new map, Figure R301.2(4)C. Revisions to the text in Section R301.2.1.2 clarify that protection from windborne debris is required for all exterior glazing in a building, not just windows. Click to continue reading more on this update to the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC).
Code Basics: Building Based on the 2009 IFC
Code Q & A: Answers to FAQs on the 2009 IRC
|WABO Approves Motion to Join Region II at 2012 Annual Business Meeting and Banquet|
|IAS Board Member Majed Dabdoub Honored by OBOA and SWOBOA|
|Rhode Island Building Officials Association Holds Chapter Meeting|
|ICC Building Safety Association of Vermont Holds Annual Meeting and Elects New Officers|
|Arson-Fighting Dogs Honored with Monument in Washington, D.C.|
|Sara Yerkes and Sean Wallace of the Code Council's Government Relations Department attended the unveiling of the National Fire Dog Monument in Washington, D.C. The seven-foot-tall, 450-pound bronze statue of a firefighter and arson dog will be fixed permanently at a fire station that is located a short distance from the U.S. Capitol. There, it will honor arson dogs, trained to sniff out accelerants to solve arson crimes, and the connection they share with their handlers. Click to continue.|
|Sacramento County, California, Recipient of 2012 Lowry Memorial Award|
|Sacramento County, California, an ICC Governmental Member, is the recipient of the 2012 Dr. Neil Lowry Memorial Award presented by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP). The $5,000 award honors and recognizes public health officials who have made outstanding contributions to advance the public's healthy and safe use of recreational water. Recreational water includes pools, spas, hot tubs, natural waters, and water parks.|
|Rain Bird Receives ICC-ES PMG Certification for Irrigation Controllers|
|The ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas (PMG) Listing Program has certified Rain Bird products to the requirements of the U.S. EPA's WaterSense Specification for Weather-based Irrigation Controllers. Click to continue.|
|ICC Evaluation Service Exhibits at 17th Annual Kitchen and Bath Show China|
|New ICC-ES Evaluation Reports Issued|
|Earn CEUs—Attend the Free ICC-ES Webinar: Approving Innovative Building Products|
|IAS to Hold Accreditation Committee Meeting on Proposed Criteria Changes|
|The International Accreditation Service will hold its next Accreditation Committee meeting on August 10 in Norwalk, Calif. The purpose of this public meeting is to review proposed changes to accreditation criteria for the IAS programs. For details, click here.|
|Measurement Uncertainty Training | August 20–21 | La Habra, California|
|ISO/IEC Standard 17025 Training | October 17–19 | Upper Marlboro, Maryland|
|Prepare to Apply for a Code of Honor Scholarship!|
|Important announcement to all ICC Governmental Member Voting Representatives who wish to apply for a Code of Honor Scholarship to attend the ICC Annual Conference and Final Action Hearings October 21–24 in Portland, Oregon. The application will open Monday, July 23 at 9:00 am EDT, and will close Friday, August 24 at 5:00 pm EDT. The entire application process is online, and applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is critical to apply as early as possible. Click to continue.|
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