Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. ICC articles below.
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.
As Baby Boomers prepare to retire—will the built environment be ready for them?
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.
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.
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.
The ICC theme for 2017 Building Safety Month, celebrated in May, is Code Officials: Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth.
The proposed change to the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code would implement an optional outcome-based path for buildings to achieve energy-efficiency requirements.
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.
Facility executives interested in accessibility issues should monitor the status of the update of ICC/ANSI A117.1 “Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities”.
More Baby Boomers are ready to retire—Is the built environment prepared?
International Code Council Committee Action Hearings are scheduled for April 17-27 in Louisville, KY.
“Building Codes: Driving Growth Through Innovation, Resilience and Safety” is the theme for this year's Building Safety Month, celebrated in May.
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.
Green buildings can be healthier, reducing mold, mildew, and other allergens that contribute to asthma and other significant health issues.
Adoption and application of codes and standards are essential preventive measures that are key to outdoor safety.
Actions ensure that businesses and communities are disaster resilient.
Code compliance, working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and escape plans are keys to saving lives.
ICC and ASTM International partner to support development of regional sustainable building codes.
IFMA’s “world-class, gold standard” facility management credential program earns ANSI accreditation with seven commendations.
Combining services and resources of ICC and SRCC should help building safety professionals, manufacturers, and installers.
The “typical” code professional is older, works at the local level as a jurisdiction employee, and has 20 to 30 years of experience.
The 2015 International Codes support resiliency, safety, innovation, and affordability in the built environment.
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.
Officials explain how code compliance, working smoke, and carbon monoxide alarms are key to saving lives.
Proclamation recognizes importance of dedicated professionals who keep buildings secure and help maintain a resilient, energy-efficient infrastructure.
Revisions to codes and standards impact lighting control systems, while continued developments in LED lighting serve facility management needs.
Using current codes demonstrates commitment to safety and savings; 32 states have updated to the 2012 I-Codes at the state or local level.
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.
HR 2065 would require homeless veterans’ facilities to be code compliant.
Title 24 codes lead the way to building a safe, sustainable and resilient California.
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 announces official recognition of the NFPA’s
National Electrical Code® as the electrical code
for use with the ICC family of codes.
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.
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.