Tag: International Code Council

Code Council applauds advancement of public schools infrastructure bill

The U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor passed the Rebuild America’s Schools Act (RASA) of 2019 (H.R. 865). This legislation creates a $70 billion grant program and $30 billion tax credit bond program targeted to help address significant health and safety challenges in public schools.

First-of-its-kind resilience benchmarks for U.S. communities released

The International Code Council and the Alliance for National and Community Resilience released their community resilience benchmarks on buildings, providing communities with a mechanism to evaluate their current state of resilience.

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.

Tall mass timber code changes get final approval

The International Code Council (ICC) released the unofficial voting results on code change proposals considered in 2018, including passage of the entire package of 14 tall mass timber code change proposals.

Model code for green construction released

The International Code Council, ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society released the 2018 International Green Construction Code.

New Disaster Response Alliance mobilizes building safety professionals to help after major disasters

The International Code Council and the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) have joined forces to create a national, digital database of volunteers to assist local, state or federal entities who need skilled, trained and certified building safety professionals in the aftermath of a disaster.

ICC creates ad hoc committee on building safety and security

The International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors established an ad hoc committee to comprehensively explore and assess building safety and security.

APA and ICC publish updated IRC lateral bracing guide

A new illustrated book, co-published by the International Code Council (ICC) and APA – The Engineered Wood Association, provides an explanation of the lateral bracing provisions of the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC).

AWC applauds Oregon’s allowance of tall mass timber buildings

Oregon has become the first state to approve the use of science-based building code requirements for tall mass timber buildings under their statewide alternate method.

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