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ADA Compliance For Windows

Facility executives interested in accessibility issues should monitor the status of the update of ICC/ANSI A117.1 “Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities”.

Building Safety Month Week One: “Building Solutions for All Ages”

More Baby Boomers are ready to retire—Is the built environment prepared?

FM Alert: Help Develop New Building Safety, Fire Prevention, And Energy Efficiency Codes

International Code Council Committee Action Hearings are scheduled for April 17-27 in Louisville, KY.

FM Alert: ICC Announces Theme for 2016 Building Safety Month

“Building Codes: Driving Growth Through Innovation, Resilience and Safety” is the theme for this year's Building Safety Month, celebrated in May.

Start Saving Water: New Code Resource For Water Efficiency

2015 WEP: Water Efficiency Provisions of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) provides the most contemporary requirements for designers, policy makers, and the construction community who are looking for ways to deal with severe droughts and the need to better conserve water.

Building Safety Month Week Four: $ave Energy – Build To Code

Green buildings can be healthier, reducing mold, mildew, and other allergens that contribute to asthma and other significant health issues.

Building Safety Month Week Three: “Water Safe, Water Smart—Build To Code”

Adoption and application of codes and standards are essential preventive measures that are key to outdoor safety.

Building Safety Month Week Two: Bounce Back Faster From Disaster—Build To Code

Actions ensure that businesses and communities are disaster resilient.

Building Safety Month Week One: Don’t Get Burned—Build To Code

Code compliance, working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and escape plans are keys to saving lives.

Sustainable Building Codes In The Middle East Being Developed

ICC and ASTM International partner to support development of regional sustainable building codes.

Facility Management Credential Programs Earn ANSI Accreditation

IFMA’s “world-class, gold standard” facility management credential program earns ANSI accreditation with seven commendations.

Code Council And SRCC Finalize Consolidation

Combining services and resources of ICC and SRCC should help building safety professionals, manufacturers, and installers.

Survey Of Code Professionals Predicts Substantial Retirement Exodus

The “typical” code professional is older, works at the local level as a jurisdiction employee, and has 20 to 30 years of experience.

New I-Codes Emphasize Fire Service Access, Storm Shelters, And Accessibility

The 2015 International Codes support resiliency, safety, innovation, and affordability in the built environment.

Building Safety Month Week Three: “Surround Your Building With Safety”

Theme for Building Safety Month Week Three urges code officials to "Surround Your Buildings with Safety” by taking special precautions to ensure outdoor areas are safe.

“Code Officials: Keeping Fire in its Place” Is Theme For Building Safety Month Week 1

Officials explain how code compliance, working smoke, and carbon monoxide alarms are key to saving lives.

President Obama Proclaims May National Building Safety Month

Proclamation recognizes importance of dedicated professionals who keep buildings secure and help maintain a resilient, energy-efficient infrastructure.

Lighting Trends: Lighting Controls Update

Revisions to codes and standards impact lighting control systems, while continued developments in LED lighting serve facility management needs.

Use Of Building Codes On The Rise Across The Country

Using current codes demonstrates commitment to safety and savings; 32 states have updated to the 2012 I-Codes at the state or local level.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Where Do Codes Come From?

On October 2, the final hearing, which this year will complete the development of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, the 2015 International Residential Code, and other 2015 codes, will begin in Atlantic City, NJ.

ICC Testifies In Support Of Safe Housing For Homeless Veterans

HR 2065 would require homeless veterans’ facilities to be code compliant.

Now Available: 2013 California Building Standard, Title 24

Title 24 codes lead the way to building a safe, sustainable and resilient California.

ICC, UL Collaborate On New ANSI Standard For Landscape Irrigation Controllers

The standard, in part, will address the importance of safety in electrical devices in landscape irrigation controllers while establishing a basis to ensure the safety, function, and durability of common electrical devices.

ICC Designates NFPA 70 For Use With I-Codes

ICC announces official recognition of the NFPA’s 
National Electrical Code® as the electrical code 
for use with the ICC family of codes.

ICC, NFPA Join to Advance Public Safety in the Built Environment

The coalition will advance public safety in the built environment by advocating states and municipal jurisdictions adopt current building, fire prevention, sustainable, electrical, and life safety codes.

Newly Passed Bill Supports Building Codes

The newly passed Highway Construction and National Flood Insurance Reform Bill (HR 4348) bill orders a study on the impact of codes on flood plain management.

Counting Down: May Is Building Safety Month

The four weeks of the campaign provide common sense consumer tips for Energy & Green Building, Disaster Safety & Mitigation, Fire Safety & Awareness, and Backyard Safety.

Building Official To Receive Leadership Award

The director and building official for Clark County (NV) has also been recognized by U.S. Congress for contributions to building safety.

Roofing Trends: Roofing In The Spotlight

Several important initiatives will have an impact on roofing conditions, particularly for the existing building sector.

Key Groups Support Safe Building Code Incentive Act

In addition to saving lives and reducing property loss, statewide building codes based on recognized standards can protect the environment from waste caused by rebuilding after a disaster.

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