Remote Virtual Inspections For Facilities
With demand increasing, ICC and RESNET are developing an ANSI standard to inspect buildings remotely.
ICC Insight For Businesses With Outdoor Seating Spaces
Before setting up your tent or other enclosures, consider these four questions to ensure code compliance and life safety.
ICC Publishes Guideline Document For Remote Virtual Inspections
The International Code Council document outlines guidance for RVIs, which are useful when buildings are inaccessible during a pandemic, but also for dangerous environments or other circumstances.
Building Safety Month Kicks Off Today
Celebrating its 40th year, the 2020 campaign promotes “Safer Buildings, Safer Communities, Safer World” and includes resources on important topics like disaster preparedness.
IECC Committee Approves EV Charging Proposal
The proposed code by Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) would require new commercial and high-rise residential buildings to facilitate installation of future electric vehicle charging.
ICC Approves Shipping Containers For Building Structures
The addition to Chapter 31 of the International Building Code (IBC) will spell out what code officials should look for in container construction to confirm structural safety.
ICC Approves Changes For Tall Mass Timber Construction
The International Code Council released the unofficial voting results on code change proposals considered in 2018, including passage of 14 tall mass timber code change proposals.
2018 International Green Construction Code Released
A result of collaboration between the International Code Council, U.S. Green Building Council, ASHRAE, and the Illuminating Engineering Society, the new IgCC aims to help governments streamline code development and adoption for improved sustainability around the world.
Online Tool Identifies NFPA Codes & Standards
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released CodeFinder, a new interactive online tool that identifies the NFPA codes and standards that are in effect in U.S. municipalities or counties, as well as in regions of Canada, South America, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Elevators And Code Compliance: A Short Story
The theme for 2018 Building Safety Month, taking place during the month of May, is "Building Codes Save Lives." And that includes building codes for elevator safety.
ICC Launches New Cloud-based Testing System
PRONTO allows candidates to take professional certification exams securely any time of day.
ICC, SEIA Partner To Produce 2018 Solar Energy Tool
The International Solar Energy Provisions (ISEP) Commentary provides expert commentary to help understand solar energy provisions.
Building Safety Month Week 3: Manage The Damage — Preparing For Natural Disasters
Proper planning can help prevent many “what ifs,” as well as help save lives and get your business back on track quicker following a natural disaster.
Building Safety Month Week 2: Building Design Solutions For All Ages
As Baby Boomers prepare to retire—will the built environment be ready for them?
Communicating Building Safety Principles
In this Q&A, Facility Executive spoke with the safety, health, and environmental manager at Schneider Electric about communication as a key to success for building safety.
Building Safety Month Week 1: Mentoring The Next Generation Of Building Professionals
International Code Council kicks off the first week of Building Safety Month by working towards its goal of preserving the building industry's shrinking workforce.
FM Alert: International Private Sewage Disposal Code
The International Private Sewage Disposal Code® (IPSDC) will address best practices and technologies to ensure the safety and welfare of communities, individuals, and businesses that utilize their own onsite wastewater solutions.
ICC Announces 37th Annual Building Safety Month Theme
The ICC theme for 2017 Building Safety Month, celebrated in May, is Code Officials: Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth.
One More Vote Needed For Outcome-Based Pathway
The proposed change to the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code would implement an optional outcome-based path for buildings to achieve energy-efficiency requirements.
Excellence in Energy Efficiency Recognized
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, the City of Chula Vista, CA, and an Illinois industry expert are honored for their energy code compliance efforts.