Got a question? Think inside the box — the ICC website search box


By Felicia Oliver, Social Media and Website Editor, International Code Council

If you have a question that needs to be answered, googling it, aka, "asking the internet," is one way to find the answer. So, what if you're trying to find information or the answer to a question specific to the International Code Council — our codes, the Assessment Center, Learning Center, cdpACCESS, books available at the ICC store, recent ICC news items, and the like? Well, you can ask the Code Council and find the answers you need using our website search box.

We have a lot of information on our website for our members and the general public — so much so that sometimes it's hard to know where to start in finding what you need. When in doubt, try our handy search box at the upper left-hand corner of any Code Council website page.

Try typing a specific question in the ICC website search box, or use a Boolean search operator.

Examples of Boolean search terms that you can use are:

The Boolean search operator AND (equal to the "+" or plus sign).

The Boolean search operator NOT (equal to the "-" or minus sign).

The Boolean search operator OR is the default setting of any search engine; meaning, all search engines will return all the words you type in automatically.

The Boolean search operator NEAR is equal to putting a search query in quotes, i.e., "authorities having jurisdiction." You're essentially telling the search engine that you want all of these words, in this specific order or this specific phrase.

As is the case with Google, the most relevant search results will populate below your search parameters. All the search results will lead to a page on the Code Council website.

If all else fails, just shoot us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible with the answers and/or resources that you need.