Entries by Travis Dawley

“Safer Buildings, Safer Communities, Safer World” is the theme of 40th annual Building Safety Month

May is Building Safety Month for the International Code Council and for communities around the world. But what makes the 2020 Building Safety Month special is it marks its 40th anniversary. Building Safety Month has grown to involve a broad coalition of partners and supporters. It raises awareness about the importance of building codes and […]

The Disaster Response Alliance stands ready to mobilize code officials, engineers and others

With hurricanes making headlines again, the International Code Council and the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) remind their members, stakeholders and affected communities that the Disaster Response Alliance maintains a national database of skilled, trained and certified building safety professionals who are standing by and ready to assist communities in need. Federal, state, […]

Opinion piece states current codes are critical protections for low- and middle-income neighborhoods

ICC Government Relations’ Ryan Colker co-authored an op-ed with Marion McFadden of Enterprise Community Partners (an affordable housing advocacy group) that appeared last week in the Morning Consult, titled, “Affordable Housing Needs to Be Built to Withstand Natural Disasters.” The article notes that recent hurricanes did their worst damage in low- and middle-income neighborhoods, and […]

U.S. House of Representatives passes two bills aimed at reducing carbon monoxide poisoning

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation (the CO Alerts Act) to provide $305 million for carbon monoxide detectors in federally-subsidized public housing that are installed to meet standards described in chapters 9 and 11 of the Code Council’s 2018 International Fire Code. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has also expressed […]

ICC Board Chairman Bryant and CEO Sims release ICC’s Vision 2025 Strategic Plan’s five-year goals

Code Council Board Chairman Bill Bryant and Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims recently released the five-year goals developed for the International Code Council in the document titled, “Vision 2015 Strategic Plan.” The document incorporates contributions from staff, members, partners, the Board of Directors and past presiding officers. “By following this roadmap, we plan to build […]

ICC Board to start appointing Code Action Committee positions Jan. 1 for next groups of code hearings

ICC The Code Council is currently accepting applications for the five Code Action Committees (Building Code Action Committee, Fire Code Action Committee, Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Code Action Committee, Sustainability, Energy & High Performance Building Code Action Committee, and the Compliance Code Action Committee), the Codes and Standards Council and a regulator vacancy on […]

Global Connections Day at the ICC Annual Conference focuses on water safety, efficiency and conservationICC Annual Conference participants can drop in on the 2019 Global Connections Day — Water: Safety, Efficiency, and Conservation which starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 23. Experts from around the world convene for an interactive day dedicated to our most […]

ICC Government Relations Forum spotlights how adopting current codes makes economic sense

ICC Government Relations Forum spotlights how adopting current codes makes economic sense Titled “Resilience & Hazard Mitigation: The Important Role of Codes,” the Government Relations Forum at the 2019 ICC Annual Conference in Las Vegas offers impressive speakers with expertise on community security and development. The Forum will be held from 8:30 to 11:25 a.m. […]