Entries by Travis Dawley

Notice of Annual Meeting

The annual meeting will be held on December 1st, 2020 at 12 Noon. The meeting will be held via Microsoft teams. The link will be posted the day before the meeting. If you are interested in running for office. Please email Nominations@nysfma.org.

Notice of 2020 Conference Cancellation

We regret to inform you that based upon the current State restrictions due to COVID-19, We have had to make the difficult decision to Cancel this years in-service conference.  If you are already registered, you will receive a separate email indicating the canceling and giving you the option to carry your registration on for next […]

I-Codes requirements in FEMA policy aim to advance national resiliency and lower community risk

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently updated its Recovery Interim Policy FP-104-009-11, Consensus-Based Codes, Specifications and Standards for Public Assistance (PA), Version 2.1, adding several I-Codes, developed by the International Code Council, to the list of required Consensus-Based Codes, Specifications and Standards for FEMA-funded post-disaster reconstruction. The I-Codes requirements aim to advance national resiliency […]

New FEMA policies requiring public facilities be rebuilt to most current construction codes

New FEMA policies requiring public facilities be rebuilt to most current construction codes explainedGabe Maser, Vice President of Federal Relations for the Code Council’s Government Relations office, provides insights on new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policies that require that rebuilding using federal public assistance program disaster aid to adhere to new construction codes to […]

ICC Call for nominations says the deadline is April 1 for 2020 Code Council’s annual awards

ICC Call for nominations says the deadline is April 1 for 2020 Code Council’s annual awardsDo you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their exemplary dedication? Nominations are being accepted for ICC Awards to honor individuals and organizations for their service to ICC and the building safety industry. The awards will be presented […]

2020 Building Safety Month’s weekly themes illustrate the reach and importance of the building codes

While the primary theme of the 40th annual Building Safety Month, “Safer Buildings, Safer Communities, Safer World,” illustrates the broad appeal of the occasion, it’s the weekly themes that break down the wide variety of safety, economic and societal benefits communities enjoy by keeping their building codes updated with the latest model codes. The weekly […]

2020 budget packages have several appropriations that are important to America’s built environment

The U.S. Congress recently passed and President Donald Trump signed into law two spending packages for fiscal year 2020, including an appropriations agreement which funds several programs that benefit the building safety industry and which the International Code Council supported through engagement with lawmakers. They include: A $100 million increase to $3.4 billion total for […]

DOE report announces that 2018 International Energy Conservation Code helps produce cost savings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will improve energy efficiency in residential buildings. In support of this determination, DOE conducted technical analysis evaluating the impacts of the updated code relative to the previous 2015 edition. DOE estimates national savings of approximately: 1.97 percent energy cost savings 1.91 […]

Preliminary results of Group B voting in person and online have been announced by the International Code Council

With the completion of the 2019 Group B Public Committee Hearings in Las Vegas October 23-30 and the post-hearings online voting, the International Code Council recently released the preliminary results which will shape the 2021 International Codes. Click here to see those preliminary results. Keep in mind they are not final as they have yet […]