Tag: building codes

How Fire Causes Office-Building Floors to Collapse

NIST tests could lead to stronger building codes, improved design tools. By SL. Choe, S. Ramesh, W. Grosshandler, M. Hoehler, M. Seif, J. Gross and...

Week 2 of Building Safety Month highlights the importance of building codes for safe,...

Join the International Code Council and RESNET for a free webinar about the new water efficiency standard The International Code Council, its members and partners...

New ASCE Publication Provides Safety Recommendations for New and Existing Petrochemical Facilities

Reston, Va. – Seismic Evaluation and Design of Petrochemical and Other Industrial Facilities, Third Edition, provides practical recommendations affecting the safety of new and existing petrochemical and...

Texas Building Code Survey Highlights Need for Mitigation in Hurricane-prone areas

840,000 people in coastal Texas lack protection from residential building codes A detailed review of coastal Texas building codes revealed gaps that could leave homeowners...

FEMA calls for requiring up-to-date building codes in federal and state grants and programs

Washington, D.C. – The Mitigation Framework Leadership Group (MitFLG), chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), released the National Mitigation Investment Strategy (NMIS), a unified...

ICC calls for input on building code changes

The International Code Council (ICC) is hosting its 2019 Committee Action Hearings from April 28 to May 8, 2019, in Albuquerque, N.M. Hearing participants will address potential changes to the International Codes (I-Codes) based on proposals from the building safety community, including code officials, architects, builders, engineers, and fire and energy conservation professionals

2019 Building Safety Month theme: No Code. No Confidence

The International Code Council announced the 39th annual Building Safety Month theme: No Code. No Confidence. Building Safety Month is an international campaign that culminates in May to raise awareness about building safety.

ICC applauds committee passage of disaster recovery legislation

The International Code Council (ICC) applauded the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s June 13 passage of S.3041, which makes new resources available, both pre- and post-disaster, to support the adoption and implementation of current model codes.

ASTM International launches ‘Caribbean Roadshow’ on standards and codes

ASTM International will host several events in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana as part of the “Caribbean Roadshow,” focused on the growing use of ASTM International standards and International Code Council (ICC) codes.
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