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Online Registration Open for Group A
|Online registration is open for the Code Council's Group A Code Development Hearings April 28-May 6 in Dallas. As a building safety professional, this is your opportunity to have a voice in ICC's code development process.
Hearing participants will consider proposed code changes to the International Building, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Plumbing and Private Sewage Disposal Codes. Register today.
|Abu Dhabi Code Attracts Big Audience at World Future Energy Summit|
|The Abu Dhabi International Building Code, produced in coordination with the Emirate's Municipalities and the International Code Council, was one of the main projects presented during the first day of the World Future Energy Summit. The Abu Dhabi code improves the construction standards of buildings, creating more cost-effective structures with greater durability and higher health and safety standards.|
|Tornado Survivors Receive Unexpected Gift at New Home|
|Kevin and Sara Beth Harrison and their children, Sophie and Mason, have returned to Athens, Alabama, after their home was destroyed by a tornado on April 27, 2011. The family was honored by the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH). "Working together to bring these important stories forward is the best way to advance the cause of disaster safety," said Leslie Chapman-Henderson, FLASH President/CEO and ICC Foundation Program Consultant. "We are indebted to the Harrison's for their courage and for sharing their experience so generously." The Harrisons, who are pictured emerging from a safe room where they survived the twister, received an unexpected Christmas gift at their new home: another residential safe room.|
|Retired Building Official Noted As the Epitome of Integrity|
|The director of public services and chief building department official for the city of Everett, Washington, Kirk Brooks entered the ranks of retirement with his department's respect for his sense of fairness and sensitivity for the human element. In particular, during a contentious, protracted, complex code issue, when others seemed to be working against them, it was Brooks who displayed equity and fairness in his efforts to help resolve serious issues.|
|iPad Winners Announced!|
|Ten eligible participants have been chosen to receive new iPads through the Code Council. The iPads include a custom ICC cover and instructions on how to install the ICC Marketplace app and how to download a free set of International Codes.
The winners are: William Dubbs of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Thomas F. Johnson of Northwood, New Hampshire; Brita Van Horne of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Thomas Bakken of Hastings, Minnesota; Chris Bridgewater of Brentwood, Tennessee; Travis Meeks of Houston, Texas; Michell Radamaker of Lewiston, Idaho; Leonard DeJoria of Fairbanks, Alaska; Dennis Miles of Birmingham, Alabama; and Wendell Whatley of Asheboro, North Carolina. Congratulations!
|ICC Seeks Nominations for Elected Official, Raising the Profile Awards|
|The Code Council invites nominations of qualified honorees for two awards that will be presented during May, which is Building Safety Month, at the association's headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Raising the Profile Award recognizes an individual or organization for acts or contributions that raise public awareness of accomplishments by code personnel that improve public safety in the built environment. Criteria for the ICC Elected Official of the Year Award include demonstrating a commitment to building code adoption and enforcement and encouraging adoption of codes to improve building department administration and safer construction. Deadline for nominations is February 23.|
|Who Will Be the Next Chapter of the Year?|
|The 2012 Chapter of the Year competition has officially begun! Each year, the Code Council recognizes chapters for their achievements and for their contributions to ICC, their profession, the industry and to communities everywhere in the name of building safety.|
|New Hampshire Building Inspector Rouleau-Cote Named Year's Best by NHBOA|
|Niagara Frontier Building Officials Association Conference|
|Fire Marshals Association of Utah|
|WaterSense Releases New Version of the WaterSense Label|
|The new version of the WaterSense label replaces the current version designated with the service mark "SM". The WaterSense label is now registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, so the EPA has removed the "SM". The label does not include a registered trademark symbol; however, the mark is still fully protected by its trademarked status.|
|ICC-ES Announces Membership of the New Environmental Committee|
|ICC Evaluation Service selected seven highly qualified members from many applications received to serve on the Environmental Committee that will support the expansion of ICC-ES Environmental Programs.|
|Register for Live Webcast of February ICC-ES Evaluation Committee, Environmental Committee Meetings|
|New ICC-ES Evaluation Reports Issued|
|IAS Presents to Southern California Fire Prevention Officers|
|International Accreditation Service's Preet Bassi, Quality Manager, and Greg West, Marketing Manager, presented on the IAS Fire Prevention and Life Safety Department Accreditation Program to the Southern California Fire Prevention Officers Association at its January 11 meeting in Beverly Hills, California. The California Fire Prevention Officers Association is part of the California Fire Chiefs Association and a chapter of the ICC.|
|Tips on the Road to Success — 2012 Building Safety Month|
|Begin planning for 2012 Building Safety Month by sharing your event plans on Facebook, securing your proclamation and pre-ordering your 2012 Building Safety Month toolkit. Your participation will bring Building Safety Month to life as we work together throughout May to showcase the important work you do as a community building safety official. Follow these basic steps for a successful campaign.|
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