Codes and Standards

  • 05.11.22

    ICC

    International Code Council and Building Talent Foundation Announce New Collaboration

    The two organizations will promote careers in construction and reinforce education and training opportunities for future construction professionals Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council and the Building Talent Foundation (BTF) announced that they will be combining efforts to support and strengthen the residential construction and building safety workforce. The two organizations will …

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  • 05.03.22

    ICC

    The 2022 Building Safety Month Celebration Begins

    Week One of Building Safety Month Explores Planning for a Safe and Sustainable Tomorrow Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council is excited to announce the beginning of the 42nd annual Building Safety Month. The campaign is led by the Code Council and its members and partners every May to raise awareness about the importance of building codes and the role of building safety …

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  • 05.03.22

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    Viega Fittings Earn Additional Navy Approval

    Pressing technology approved for use on U.S. Navy surface combatants BROOMFIELD, Colo.  – Viega, the first press fitting system to meet the standard for use on Navy combat ships, has won approval for additional components to be used onboard. Last year, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) approved the use of MegaPress® CuNi press fittings in sizes ½" to 2" to be used in surface combatant …

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  • 03.23.22

    ICC

    Federal Spending Bill Advances Multiple International Code Council Priorities

    Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Act provisions advance building safety, resilience and sustainability Washington, D.C. –  On March 15, the President signed into law the Fiscal Year 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act, bipartisan legislation to fund the U.S. federal government through September 30, 2022. The bill includes several measures that the International Code Council championed to …

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  • 02.16.22

    ICC

    The International Code Council Welcomes Municity® and Winn’s Career Education to the Family of Solutions

    Key assets acquired from each of these organizations will expand digital solutions to code officials and provide professional development and training to plumbing and piping professionals Washington, D.C. –  The International Code Council has acquired the Municity building and code enforcement software and all the assets of Winn’s Career Education, Inc. ICC Community Development Solutions …

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  • 12.15.21

    International Code Council Conducts Dialogue on Existing Building Maintenance & Inspections

    The event provided an opportunity for interested stakeholders to share ideas and discuss needed resources for building safety professionals in the field. Washington, D.C. –  The International Code Council (ICC) hosted a virtual discussion on Existing Building Maintenance and Inspections on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. The goal of the virtual event was to bring the dialogue to a global audience and …

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  • 12.14.21

    The International Code Council and General Code announce that both Franklin Legal Publishing and Code Publishing Company have joined General Code

    This union will provide expanded product offerings and digital solutions to code officials, municipal planners and zoning officials Washington, D.C. –  International Code Council announced that, as of December 1, 2021, Texas-based Franklin Legal Publishing and Washington-based Code Publishing Company have joined General Code, a member of the Code Council family of solutions. The combined …

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  • 07.08.21

    Deadline to Submit Proposed Changes to 2024 National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) is March 1

    In order to facilitate the development of an updated National Standard Plumbing Code — Illustrated (NSPC), the IAPMO NSPC Committee requests proposed changes to the 2021 NSPC. All proposals are due by March 1, 2022. Proposals accepted by the technical committee will appear in the 2024 NSPC. The NSPC uses an annual review process and publishes the complete code every three years. For a copy of …

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  • 04.19.21

    IAPMO Starts UPC and UMC Update Cycle

    The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has announced the start of the revision cycle for the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and the Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC). The technical committees for both codes will meet virtually this year; these meetings are open to the public.

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  • 01.26.21

    Advocacy News

    Another Texas Licensing Battle Expected

    As the Texas State Legislature gears up for its biannual session, a bill was pre-filed in late November in the Texas House of Representatives that would extend the charter of the state’s Board of Plumbing Examiners (BPE). HB636, if passed into law, would allow the BPE to operate until September 1, 2027, unless the state’s sunset review process determines it should continue to exist.

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