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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.

ICC, IAEI Announce Agreement
to Improve Safety

Improving public safety through the use and proper installation of code compliant electrical products is the purpose of an agreement signed between the Code Council and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI). The two organizations will advance shared goals, including code development related to electrical safety and a joint certification program.

ICC Announces New Evaluation Service Leadership

Shahin Moinian has been selected as the next President of the ICC Evaluation Service, replacing Mark Johnson who was promoted to ICC Executive Vice President earlier this year. Moinian has served ICC‐ES with distinction as a Senior Vice President over the last two years following an 11‐year career at the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.

ICC, NASFM Offer Crowd
Manager Training

Fatal disasters such as the Indiana State Fair 2011 stage collapse and the 2003 The Station nightclub fire clearly illustrate the need for "trained crowd managers." Business owners don't have to hire more people, rather, the idea is that existing employees can get training in crowd management to be code compliant.

10 Earn Coveted ICC Master
Code Professional Status

The achievement of the Master Code Professional (MCP) designation from the International Code Council is the highest level of ICC Certification and has become the gold standard for demonstrating proficiency in the building and fire safety profession. Currently, there are more than 700 MCP professionals worldwide, and their achievements are a benefit to the code enforcement profession, as well as their communities.

Reaching across Borders

Building safety professionals looking to get more involved in the global community are encouraged to enroll in the new ICC Global Membership Council. "It is in our interest to reach out to our peers in the world community to listen to them and share our experience," says Council Chair Lynn Underwood. "By doing so, we will learn and grow together." One of those global peers is Imad Y. Eldurubi, President of the World Organization of Building Officials.


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

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10 Things to Know about Net Zero
Study: Most Consumers Still Won't Pay the Green to Be Green
Green Building Industry Marching Forward, But Facing Some Uncertainty
Public Comment Open on 2012 ICC 700 - National Green Building Standard
Obama's Better Buildings Challenge: The Perfect Storm?
USFA, CPSC, ORNL Release Report on Home Smoke Alarm Technology
Multifamily Residential Building Fires Topical Reports Released
America's Newest National Monument Arrives in Washington
American Lumber Standard Committee Changes Southern Pine Design Values
COBie Guide Released for Industry Review
  Clark County, Nevada Gives Grace in Home Project Permits
Georgia's Building Code Amendments/Proposed Appendices Now Available
Energy Experts Adhere to Ohio's Recent Building Code Changes
  Gurnee, Illinois Passes Progressive Residential Fire Sprinkler Ordinance
  Architectural Heavy-Hitters Descend on South Korean Business District

  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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