Notice of Annual Meeting and Call for Nominations

The Annual Meeting will be held on Monday October 25th at 5pm.

If you would are interested in running for office, and are a member in good standing, You may email the nominations committee at

WELCOME TO LOUISVILLE! Forum offers Code Council members opportunity to learn more about recent federal grant programs that help finance and support code activities

With nearly $1.5 billion now available to support code adoption and implementation, the ICC Government Relations team is putting together a special event at the 2022 ICC Annual Conference: “Forum on U.S. Federal Funding Opportunities.” It will be held 8-11 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, September 12, in the Kentucky International Convention Center. Panel members are officials of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the City of Chicago Department of Buildings. It features presentations and small group breakout sessions with federal officials. Panelists will discuss the following programs:

  • Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Energy Code Implementation Program and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Energy Codes Funding
  • Building Resilient Infrastructure in Communities (BRIC)
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
  • Post-Disaster Code Administration and Enforcement Assistance (DRRA sec. 1206)
  • Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and Disaster Mitigation (CDBG-MIT)

Stay on track at the ICC 2022 Annual Conference and Public Comment Hearings with the app!

Attendees to the ICC Annual Conference and Public Comment Code Hearings in Louisville, Kentucky, can stay connected with all the latest information about the expo, meetings, training sessions and hearings by downloading the conference app. Create a personal schedule, check out speaker information, download conference education materials and more. The app is accessible from smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops and is available for Android devices and on the web. The app will be available in the Apple App Store soon. You can find the app quickly in stores by searching for: iccac22. And don’t forget to share your excitement by using the pre-made posts in the ICC social media toolkit!

September 9 is deadline to submit questions to candidates at Board of Directors Candidates Forum

The ICC Board of Directors Candidates Forum will be held 1-2 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, September 11, in Room M100/103 of the Kentucky International Convention Center. As part of this forum, Code Council members can submit questions to the 2022 candidates seeking positions on the ICC Board of Directors. These questions will be selected at random and read to at-large and sectional seat candidates by the chair of the Nominating Committee. To submit a question, email Will Coffman no later than 5 p.m.

Eastern on Friday, September 9. Read more here.

Group B Public Comment Hearings schedule in Louisville and the complete monograph are available.

The 2022 Group B Public Comment Hearings will be held Sept. 14–18, 2022, at the Kentucky International Convention Center during the International Code Council Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The Public Comment Hearing schedule — with start and end times, schedule notes and list of International Codes — is now available by clicking here. The 2022 Group B Public Comment Agenda (the complete monograph) for consideration at the Public Comment Hearings is available online. This monograph addresses hearings on public comments on proposed code changes to the administrative provisions, International Building Code (structural), International Existing Building Code, and International Residential Code (building). Read more here.

Inflation Reduction Act boosts jurisdictions’ energy code updates and green construction materials

Building upon last year’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the recently signed Inflation Reduction Act provides $1 billion to support jurisdictions seeking to adopt, update and improve the implementation of current energy codes. The International Code Council worked with policymakers to support the provided resources. These resources will help communities:

  • Update their energy codes
  • Support the development, verification, and use of low-carbon construction materials
  • Encourage energy-efficient retrofits and distributed energy generation, including solar thermal and small-scale wind

More specifically, the new legislation provides resources to support communities seeking to update their building energy requirements to codes and standards adoptions that meet or exceed the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and 2021 IECC’s net zero appendices. The bill makes further historic investments in sustainable construction, including $350 million through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for work toward enhanced standardization for low-embodied carbon construction materials through environmental product declarations, as well as assistance for the manufacturing industry to more widely use and validate EPDs. Read more here.

APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS SEPTEMBER 30: Newest BRIC funding level more than doubles last year’s

Now in its third year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program continues to grow exponentially, and it’s set to award

$2.295 billion for pre-disaster mitigation grants. That’s more than double the FY2021 funding level. $122 million in direct funding is allocated to states and territories ($2 million per state/territory), with $50 million set aside for tribal governments. A total of $2.133 billion is available in competitive grants. The non-federal cost share is generally 25 percent (10 percent for small/impoverished communities). FEMA has identified increasing “funding to applicants that facilitate the adoption and enforcement of the

latest published editions of building codes” as one of the three priorities for the program this year. BRIC funds the adoption and implementation of resilient codes and jurisdictions that implementing resilient codes are more competitive for BRIC project funding. The application period opens September 30 and closes January 27, 2023, but most jurisdictions have earlier internal deadlines. Read more here, from

the ICC Government Relations’ webpage on the BRIC program.

FEMA offers free download to help jurisdiction officials with grants and latest editions of model codes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released the Building Codes Adoption Playbook for Authorities Having Jurisdiction, which is intended for officials interested in increasing community resilience and reducing loss from natural hazards by adopting the latest editions of model building codes. It equips officials with background and language to help educate decision-makers and constituents on the benefits of adopting and enforcing the latest building code editions. In addition, it provides general steps to help navigate the code adoption process and describes the FEMA grants available to support building code adoption and enforcement activities. The Code Council collaborated with FEMA to develop and review the content in the playbook. Read more here.

ICC Membership Drive Incentive Program campaign enters its second month. Are you earning points?

ICC Membership Drive Incentive Program campaign enters its second month. Are you earning points? Your role in the Membership Drive Incentive Program will build a stronger, more resourceful Code Council while arming the next generation of building safety professionals with the tools they need to advance our industry. Remember, for every new Code Council member you recruit, you’ll earn $25 in savings on future expenditures at the ICC Store. There is no limit on how many points you can earn and the savings you can sock away. Here’s how it works when you’ve found a new recruit:

  • Go to your myICC account and login. After the login, there will be a pop-up that displays the following: I want to be part of the Membership Drive Incentive Program.
  • You will be given a unique URL to share with your friends. The URL contains a membership application that can be completed by your referral. This unique URL will allow us to know that the new member came from you. Once the referral is officially a member, you will be rewarded 25 points (equal to $25) to use toward Code Council product purchases from the ICC Store.

This campaign ends December 31. How many new ICC members can you meet and recruit in the next four months? Read more here.

Code Council Board of Directors appoints new Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The International Code Council Board of Directors announced the committee members of the newly established Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The goal of this committee is to increase DEI in the membership association while helping Code Council members diversify their own

organizations and, ultimately, the building safety profession overall. View the list of committee appointees and learn more about the committee here. The committee will also support the Code Council’s Safety 2.0 program, by encouraging individuals representing a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds to consider careers in building safety. Read more here.