Tag: building codes

Simpson Strong-Tie sponsors ICC’s Building Safety Month in May

Simpson Strong-Tie, a leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, is joining other industry associations and organizations in supporting the International Code Council’s (ICC) 2018 Building Safety Month in May. A

Code officials move to update IBC for tall mass timber buildings

The International Code Council’s (ICC) Committee Action Hearings in Columbus, Ohio, have concluded with a clear endorsement of building codes that will enable the use of mass timber technologies in buildings ranging up to 18 stories.

IBHS finds little progress in strengthening building codes

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) released the new edition of its report on the residential building code systems in 18 hurricane-prone states. The 2018 edition of Rating the States follows a disastrous year of storms in 2017 and is well timed to inform discussion and action to improve building strength as communities repair or replace homes damaged by hurricanes last year.

Tennessee governor first to proclaim May as Building Safety Month

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam proclaimed that May 2018 is Building Safety Month, the first U.S. governor to do so this year. Building Safety Month is an annual, global event presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners celebrating the importance of building safety, current safety codes and the role of code officials.

AWC’s self-directed study program tops 100 eCourses

The American Wood Council’s (AWC) self-directed study program now has 100 available online courses (eCourses) about wood. Course areas range from the use and application of AWC standards, building codes, design considerations, and green buildings and materials.

ICC expands submission window for 2018 Group A I-Codes

The International Code Council (ICC) announced that the code change submission window has been expanded to Thursday, January 11, at midnight Pacific Time for the 2018 Group A International Codes (I-Codes).

Maryland fire shows need for increased safety, not legislation

The construction phase of any building represents a relatively short period of time in the lifespan of a structure and a unique set of risk scenarios are present.
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