Seismic Roundtable follow-up discussion continues October 23 at the 2019 ICC Annual Conference

Code Council members and stakeholders are encouraged to attend the “ICC Seismic Roundtable: Next Steps Forum” at 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, October 23, at the Rio Hotel and Convention Center. The meeting is a follow-up event to the July 25 meeting in Sacramento, Calif., sponsored by the ICC and the California Building Officials. The roundtable brought together more than 80 subject matter experts from
Motivating Code Council members to vote on code proposals following the Public Comment Hearing (Oct. 23-30) in Las Vegas is the purpose of the VOTE FOR YOUR CODES! Campaign, managed by ICC’s Emerging Leaders Membership Council (ELMC) and Sustainability Membership Council. “The Code Council has worked diligently to make electronic voter validation a user-friendly way to designate voters and cdpACCESS offers every voting member of ICC the chance to have their voice heard. We encourage all code professionals to vote using cdpACCESS after this year’s hearings,” Andre Jaen, ELMC Governing Committee Vice Chair, said. Read about it here.
the West Coast and across the U.S. to address the development of a nationally applicable approach to new buildings that allows them to not only withstand but function after an earthquake. Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO, expressed the value of the series of meetings: “The seismic roundtable in California is only the beginning as we work together to create the safest buildings and most resilient communities. The Code Council is hosting a series of events to build consensus on important building science and safety matters globally.” Click here to register for the event.

Global Connections Day at the ICC Annual Conference focuses on water safety, efficiency and conservation
ICC 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 precious natural resource. Learn about novel approaches and new technologies that are being employed in the U.S. and internationally to address the water challenges of the global community. Participants will receive CEUs for this Session. There will be a fee of $25 for lunch.

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. on Tuesday, October in the Amazon BCD of the Rio Hotel & Convention Center. Click here for an agenda. CEUs are available.

VOTE FOR YOUR ICC CODES! Campaign to be launched at 2019 ICC Annual Conference in Las Vegas

Motivating ICC Code Council members to vote on code proposals following the Public Comment Hearing (Oct. 23-30) in Las Vegas is the purpose of the VOTE FOR YOUR CODES! Campaign, managed by ICC’s Emerging Leaders Membership Council (ELMC) and Sustainability Membership Council. “The Code Council has worked diligently to make electronic voter validation a user-friendly way to designate voters and cdpACCESS offers every voting member of ICC the chance to have their voice heard. We encourage all code professionals to vote using cdpACCESS after this year’s hearings,” Andre Jaen, ELMC Governing Committee Vice Chair, said. Read about it here.

NOTICE OF RULE MAKING

CPSC awarding up to $2 million grants to help state, local governments avoid pool and spa hazards.

CPSC awarding up to $2 million grants to help state, local governments avoid pool and spa hazards A grant application period runs through Wednesday, June 5, to assist state and local governments in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in pools and spas. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a call for applicants for the 2019 Pool Safety Grant Program made possible through the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. The CPSC will award up to $2 million in two-year grants to state and local jurisdictions. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the solicitation on Grants.gov, under grant opportunity CPSC-19-001. For more information, read the full grant announcement. Questions can be answered by emailing CPSC’s grant coordinator Mae Durand at mdurand@cpsc.gov.