Entries by Travis Dawley

FEMA issues agency-wide strategy to lead U.S. toward improved resilience through current codes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released a new building codes strategy, defining the goals and objectives it will pursue to promote the application, adoption and enforcement of hazard- resistant building codes across the nation. This first-of-its kind strategy focuses on three core goals: Integrating building codes and standards across FEMA Strengthening nationwide capacity for […]

Code Council completes first technical review of SolarAPP+ software for alignment with the I-Codes

The International Code Council finds that the Solar Automated Permit Processing Platform (SolarAPP+) aligns with the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) for one and two-family residential dwelling rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar PV connected battery and storage systems. This determination comes as part of the Code Council’s […]

The U.S. Department of Defense announces new property maintenance standards for military housing

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced its use of a uniform code of basic housing standards to regulate safety, comfort and habitability of DoD government-owned family housing built on the International Code Council’s International Property Maintenance Code. The announcement follows the approval of the 2020 and 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which collectively require […]

DOE releases energy-saving requirements for federal buildings and new standards for appliances

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the release of new energy efficiency requirements for federal buildings that will take effect in 2023. Along with these requirements, the DOE also proposed new standards for residential room air conditioners and pool heaters to help consumers save on utility bills. The new codes and standards are estimated […]

REGISTER NOW: Free webinar on performance-based structural fire design is scheduled for May 10

The International Code Council will join the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and the Charles Pankow Foundation on Tuesday, May 10, to host a free webinar on expanding the implementation and adoption of performance-based structural fire design. This webinar will provide an overview for individuals who are involved with the design, construction or regulatory approvals […]

ICC IAS’ Building Department Recognition program spotlights Palm Bay building department

The Building Department of the city of Palm Bay, Florida, is the first in the United States to be recognized in the Building Department Recognition program by the International Accreditation Service (IAS). IAS is an independent, non-profit accreditation body that has been providing accreditation services since 1975. The IAS recognition is for building and code […]

Update to the  2021  International  Residential  Code  on  under-slab  vapor  barriers

 In Episode 46, Steve Jones, Code Council Lead Senior Government Relations Regional Manager, talks with Dario Lamberti, General Manager of the Engineered Films Division at ISI Building Products on a recent update to the 2021 International Residential Code on under-slab vapor retarders. They go in- depth on the significance of this code update; the manufacturing, […]

Code Council’s PMG team organizing a free comprehensive webinar May 24 on ‘Backflow Basics’

The Code Council’s PMG team is organizing a roundtable discussion and Q&A webinar 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern on May 24 titled “Backflow Basics: Repair, Testing and Maintenance.” The webinar is part of a series of webinars during 2022 Building Safety Month and will highlight repair, testing, maintenance and inspections methods and assemblies used to protect potable […]

Code Council’s Evaluation Services welcomes Craig Morr as vice president of quality systems

The ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) welcomed Craig Morr as its new vice president of quality systems. With an extensive background in operations, quality and compliance, Morr has served on several boards and committees, including the International Accreditation Service and the American National Standards Institute. He brings his expertise in conformity assessment standards, quality management systems, […]