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Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signs Senate Bill SB 6109 and House Bill HB 1622 into law on March 22, 2018.

Washington signs significant legislation regarding IWUIC into law

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee recently signed into law two significant pieces of legislation. Senate Bill SB 6109 adopts portions of the 2018 International Wildland-Urban Interface Code (IWUIC) for statewide applicability and authorizes cities and counties to adopt the entire IWUIC. House Bill HB 1622 addresses stakeholder's concerns regarding the code adoption process. Read more.


Philadelphia's plumbing code to be modernized using the IPC

In August 2017, the mayor of Philadelphia signed an executive order for the reestablishment of the Plumbing Advisory Board to propose substantial updates to the Philadelphia Plumbing Code. Through the executive order, the mayor seeks to incorporate the formatting and modernity of the International Plumbing Code (IPC) into one of the first plumbing codes in the country. Read more.


Top hoarding expert to speak at the ICC Annual Conference

Matt Paxton, a top hoarding expert and a featured cleaner on the hit television show HOARDERS, will speak at this year's ICC Annual Conference. His expertise links to the building safety and fire prevention requirements of the International Property Maintenance Code, which deals with a minimum level of safety and sanitation in existing structures. Read more.


There is still time to register for the 2018 Committee Action Hearings

The International Code Council's 2018 Committee Action Hearings, April 15–23, in Columbus, Ohio, are free to attend and offer you the opportunity to provide input on proposed code changes to the 2018 Group A International Codes. Register now.


Convenient access to live training with the ICC Learning Center

Can't make it out to an in-person training event but need CEUs on a specific topic? The ICC Learning Center has you covered. Our webinars offer you remote access to live training on a variety of subjects. Get your training from the comfort of your own office or home. Check out some of our upcoming webinars.


Communicating building safety awareness

Building Safety Month depends on the efforts of individuals like you, and ICC has everything you need to assist in promoting Building Safety Month in your community, including strategies on how to set up a Building Safety Month event, a fill-in news release, a sample proclamation, and an official ICC Building Safety Month PSA video you can watch and share.


New generation of code officials on the rise

A new generation is taking the built industry by storm. Quanya Reese, a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., is one of the many examples of young people interested in advancing in the building safety profession. Through hard work, dedication and perseverance, Reese has received certification for the International Property Maintenance Code. Read more.


Proposed committee interpretation posted for ICC membership review and comment

A proposed committee interpretation to Section C403.2.6.1 (Demand controlled ventilation) of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code was posted for ICC membership review and comment on March 14, 2018. The review and comment period will end April 13, 2018. View the proposed interpretation.


CALBO President David Khorram (standing right) honors CALBO Past President and International Code Council Board President Jay Elbettar (standing left) with the Lifetime Honorary Award during the CALBO Annual Business Meeting on March 28, 2018, in Burlingame, Calif.

California Building Officials' Annual Meeting recognizes building safety professionals and the importance of continuing education

The California Building Officials (CALBO) convened its 56th Annual Meeting on March 25–29, 2018, in Burlingame, Calif., where 450-plus attendees participated in a week of continuing education. Sara Yerkes, senior vice president of Government Relations for the International Code Council, provided an update on the Code Council's commitment to welcoming a new generation of building safety professionals. Code Council Board President Jay Elbettar, who served as CALBO president from 2008–2009, was presented a special Lifetime Honorary Member Award recognizing his contributions to building safety at the local, state and national level. Read more.


Significant changes to the 2018 International Plumbing Code

A modification to Section 1106.5 (Roof Drainage Scuppers) of the 2018 International Plumbing Code states that scuppers for primary and secondary roof drainage must be located and sized to prevent the water depth on the roof from exceeding the maximum allowable water depth for the structural capacity of the roof structure. Read more.


Decoding Building Codes: New tools help builders better navigate the latest code changes

In a recent issue of Builder Online, National Association of Home Builders Chairman Randy Noel lays out some of the new ways his association is helping its members to easily understand the latest International Codes while maintaining a balance of safety, resiliency and affordability. Read more.


NJSPE offers continuing education on the International Codes

Be the first to get update training on the 2018 International Fuel Gas Code and 2018 International Mechanical Code at the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers (NJSPE) continuing education event on April 23, 2018. Additional training topics include New Jersey's Local Safety Program implementing EDC-4/STIC Resources. Learn more.


Andre Jaen presents "Mentoring the Future" during the Colorado Chapter Educational Institute.

Andre Jaen presents Mentoring the Future

Andre Jaen, building permit supervisor for Jefferson County, Colo., presented "Mentoring the Future" during the Colorado Chapter Educational Institute on March 7, 2018. Jaen supports the International Code Council's Safety 2.0 initiative and serves on the Emerging Leaders Membership Council Governing Committee.


The next housing crisis: A historic shortage of new homes

A decade after the construction boom, fewer new houses are being built in America than at almost any time before. Demand for housing is strong, but land and construction costs have increased sharply, and a combination of tightened housing regulations, a lack of construction labor and a land shortage in highly prized areas is driving the crisis, according to industry experts. Read more.


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There's a lot happening — domestically and globally — in building safety, fire prevention, sustainability and resiliency right now. Our aim is to provide busy professionals like you with a weekly run-down of the most compelling industry news stories concerning the safety, science and performance of the built environment.


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