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  2. Proctored Remote Online Testing (PRONTO)

    Introducing Your Proctored Remote Online Testing Option (PRONTO) Taking your next ICC Certification exam is now easier, more convenient, more comfortable and more efficient than ever before. With ICC PRONTO™ you can take many of ICC’s National Certification exams online, at your convenience, from any secure location. ICC is the first model code organization to offer secured online proctored exams—part of our commitment to ensuring our members have access to the latest technology-based solutions to help building and code professionals succeed and advance. ICC PRONTO provides an additional option for your Certification exam needs; computer-based testing and pencil and paper exams will continue to be available at testing centers throughout the country. Pricing for exams is consistent across all testing formats. What is PRONTO? PRONTO is an industry-leading, secure exam delivery service. Plan your exam for the day and time most convenient for you—PRONTO is available 24/7—and know your results immediately upon exam completion. All PRONTO exams feature advanced exam security features so you can be confident in the integrity of the testing process and exam results. This enhanced service is brought to you by the ICC Assessment Center, formerly ICC Certification & Testing, and is one of many new features now available. Learn more about the ICC Assessment Center. Review available PRONTO exams* or browse the full exam catalog. *as of Aug. 17, 2017 View the full article
  3. Welcome new & renewing providers

    The International Code Council’s Preferred Provider Program opens the door to extensive training opportunities from a variety of educational resources. With more than 300 active in-person and online courses, the Code Council welcomes the Preferred Providers who joined the program or renewed their participation in July. Read more. View the full article
  4. Gilbert Gonzales, Jr. passed away earlier this week on August 12. He was a former International Code Council board member, a Chief Building Official in Murray City, Utah, and a dear friend who will be sorely missed. Gilbert was a staunch supporter of the model codes, and he spent much of his life working to better our communities and make our buildings safe. He volunteered countless hours to ICC as a Board member, traveling around the country to give speeches and visit with our members and chapter leaders. His dedication to ICC and building safety will not be forgotten. The service will be held Saturday, August 19, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Starks Funeral Parlor in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more details, read Gilbert’s obituary. Dominic Sims, CBO Chief Executive Officer International Code Council View the full article
  5. The International Code Council High School Technical Training Program works for the industry, for the public and for students who have better prospects and higher wages. Just ask building construction students from Dowell J. Howard Center in Winchester, Va., who worked hard to pass their exam and earn an ICC Certificate of Achievement. Read more. View the full article
  6. ATLANTA - ASHRAE is pleased to announce the return of the LowDown Showdown competition, the most highly anticipated event of the Building Performance Analysis Conference ... View the full article
  7. ATLANTA - ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its Third International Conference on Efficient Building Design, Oct. 3-4, 2018 in Beirut, Lebanon. View the full article
  8. ATLANTA - ASHRAE has announced the recipients of 33 Society scholarships, totaling $164,000 for the 2017-18 academic year. View the full article
  9. Join us for a 60-minute free webinar offering a walkthrough of the features found on ICC’s digital library premiumACCESS. Learn how to use this powerful online tool to get the most out of the codes. The next webinar is Aug. 16 at 12:00 p.m. CDT. Join by phone at (240) 454-0879 (access code 926 319 172). Read more. View the full article
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  11. ATLANTA - ASHRAE, a global leader in Standards development for building efficiency, has assigned its 1,000th vendor ID for its building automation and control networking protocol (BACnet). View the full article
  12. 2018 I-Codes Free Trial

    2018 I-Codes Free Trial Thank you for purchasing a 2018 International Code. Your purchase includes a free 45-day online trial of the 2018 International Codes Complete Collection on premiumACCESS, ICC’s web-based solution for code users everywhere. The 2018 International Codes will be available on premiumACCESS in late November 2017. Check back to this page for availability, or sign up below to be notified when the 2018 I-Codes are up on premiumACCESS and you can activate your bonus. Learn more about ICC’s premiumACCESS digital library. View the full article
  13. myICC Maintenance Notice

    ICC Exam Renewals and Registration Temporarily Unavailable August 11-August 16 ICC is in the process of improving your test-taking experience. To make this happen, we will need to temporarily halt registrations for a short period of time. There will be a blackout period from midnight, CT, on Friday, August 11, through midnight CT on Wednesday, August 16. During this period, you will not be able to enter CEUs, renew your certifications, or schedule an exam. A Note on Renewals: If you are set to renew during this blackout period, your renewal date will be moved to August 31st. You will have until the end of the month to renew your certification(s). Thank you for your patience during this period, and we look forward to continuing to meet your credentialing needs. If you have any questions about this change, please contact ICC at certexam@iccsafe.org or 1-888-422-7233 ext. 5524. Back Home View the full article
  14. The U.S. solar energy market is booming and demand for solar is at an all-time high. As more individuals decide to go solar, a new national solar training course is helping designers and code officials grab their market share of this new technology and add solar expertise to their list of qualifications. Read more. View the full article
  15. ICC-SRCC continues bringing valuable training in renewable technologies As the solar industry matures and diversifies with more than one million solar installations now on homes and businesses throughout the United States, there is an increasing need for professionals outside the solar industry to learn more about solar technologies, both for safety and quality assurance. More code professionals are coming in contact with solar technologies in their day-to-day jobs, including electrical and building inspectors, local code officials, and fire fighters. They all have an important role in the rapidly changing clean energy economy. If the solar sector is to continue growing in a safe and sustainable way, quality workforce training for industries that come in contact with solar technologies is imperative in order to enhance their expertise and add to their professional development toolkits. Recognizing this need, the ICC Solar Rating Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) — a member of the ICC Family of Companies — partnered with the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), the International Association of Fire Fighters and the National Association of State Fire Marshals to promote a solar resources and training program that integrates solar training into existing professional development platforms and provides training to code officials about solar installations. The Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) program — funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative — addresses gaps in solar training and energy education, both within the solar workforce and in professions that play a crucial role in solar deployment. The two-year project aims to reach 100,000 industry professionals in the code official, inspection and firefighting sectors, with a goal of delivering direct training to 10,000 individuals at the end of two years. The grant for the STEP program is almost halfway complete. To date, the ICC-SRCC has issued Continuing Education Units to more than 900 ICC members in 22 metropolitan areas across the United States through the STEP training. With the ICC-SRCC being an ICC Preferred Provider, the Code Council has been able to offer meaningful and valuable training to its members free of charge. The Solar Permitting Plan Review Course — developed by ICC-SRCC, IREC, IAEI and other partners — is an interactive, in-person course designed to provide a practical process for consistent plan review, with an emphasis on how to catch the most frequent installation errors. Taught by a national expert in solar plan review, the six-hour course walks attendees through the review of a complete permit plan application. The training is specially designed to educate those who conduct building plan reviews and building and electrical inspections, as well as professionals who design, assemble or submit solar plans. Those who complete the training will be able to evaluate a complete solar permit package to ensure it is compliant with building, fire and electrical codes relevant to a jurisdiction. A majority of the training content comes from the 2015 International Solar Energy Provisions (ISEP). The ICC-SRCC donated more than 500 free downloads of the ISEP to students who completed the course as part of its contribution to the project. The program’s goal is to increase the understanding and working knowledge of solar technology and practices in order to to ensure both safety and quality assurance. To date, the training appears to be successfully contributing to the deployment of high-quality solar training to electrical inspectors, installers and designers. After completing the Solar Permitting Plan Review Course, ICC members completed an evaluation. Here’s what they said: 83% feel more prepared to work around solar electric systems after having taken the course. 85% can apply what they learned in the course immediately to their jobs. 78% feel empowered to make decisions in their jobs regarding solar system permit plans. 88% would recommend the course to their friends and colleagues. The impact of the STEP training is designed to go well beyond the two-year award period. Since the resources and training will be integrated into existing professional training programs, the valuable training in renewable technologies won’t end with this collaboration. The ICC-SRCC will continue to work on bringing valuable training in renewable technologies either in person or online in the future. For more information on the STEP training, contact ICC-SRCC Executive Director Eileen Prado. Solar Permitting Plan Review Course to be offered at ICC’s Annual Conference Join national solar plan review expert Jerry Henderson at the interactive, in-person Solar Permitting Plan Review Course being offered Sept. 13 at ICC’s Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Learn how to successfully evaluate a complete solar permit package to ensure it is compliant with building, fire and electrical codes relevant to your jurisdiction, with an emphasis on how to catch the most frequent installation errors, while earning 0.6 Continuing Education Units. Don’t wait to register. This class is limited to 100 people and registration is required. View the full article
  16. Last chance to update your GMVRs

    All Primary Member Representatives need to designate their Governmental Member Voting Representatives online by August 11 to be eligible to vote at the Annual Business Meeting during the 2017 ICC Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Read more. View the full article
  17. Garriss receives NASFM President’s Award

    The National Association of State Fire Marshals selected International Code Council Board of Directors President and Georgia State Fire Marshal M. Dwayne Garriss as the recipient of its 2017 President’s Award, which recognizes outstanding efforts and leadership during the past year. Read more. View the full article
  18. The International Code Council launched its Certified Sustainability Professional designation on July 1, and already has its first application from ICC member Ayla Jefferson of Fontana, Calif. Read more. View the full article
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  20. The International Code Council signed an agreement with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) to support their efforts to update the Building Code of Pakistan. This agreement grants PEC the ability to use ICC’s 2015 International Building Code, International Zoning Code and Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities to modernize Pakistan’s building code. Read more View the full article
  21. Download the PDF version of this News Release. For Immediate Release August 7, 2017 www.iccsafe.org Contact: Whitney Doll (202) 568-1798 wdoll@iccsafe.org Contact: Faiz ul Sibtain Pakistan Engineering Council +92-51-9219500(Ext. 204) ICC and PEC sign agreement to help modernize Pakistan’s building codes PEC plans to use the International Codes to promote building safety, innovation and efficiency in Pakistan WASHINGTON, D.C., USA and ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – The International Code Council (ICC) signed an agreement with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) to support their efforts to update the Building Code of Pakistan. This agreement grants PEC the ability to use ICC’s 2015 International Building Code, International Zoning Code and Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities to modernize Pakistan’s building code. The Code Council’s set of model codes and standards, called the International Codes, reflect the most advanced building science construction methods and practices available and support the creation of safe, innovative, efficient and resilient structures. The Code Council and S. K. Ghosh Associates, the latest addition to the ICC Family of Companies, are familiar with Pakistan’s past efforts to update its building codes, having worked with the National Engineering Services Pakistan Limited to assist in these efforts in 2006. The ICC-PEC agreement builds on the Code Council’s long and successful relationship in working with the government of Pakistan on its building code efforts. “We’re proud to announce this important partnership, another sign of our commitment to strong building codes and standards worldwide,” said President of ICC’s Board of Directors M. Dwayne Garriss. “Pakistan joins many other countries and entities in using ICC’s model codes as a basis for strengthening their own.” “The Code Council is an active proponent of updated, modern codes that contribute to safe buildings and resilient communities. We’re excited to announce this new agreement with PEC, a part of our expanding global footprint,” said ICC Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. PEC Chairman Engr. Jawed Salim Qureshi stated, “The world’s premier organization, ICC, played a vital role in the development of the Building Code of Pakistan in 2006. Recently, ICC honored PEC’s request and granted a license to use the aforementioned International Codes to modernize the building code of Pakistan.” He added, “The revision of our building codes will provide life safety to around 200 million people in Pakistan who are living at the junction of three of the world’s major tectonic plates.” The Code Council has similar partnerships with Colombia, Haiti, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, the United Arab Emirates and others to help communities worldwide establish the safest and most resilient buildings and communities. For more information about ICC Global Services, click here. About the International Code Council The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes. About the Pakistan Engineering Council The Pakistan Engineering Council is a regulatory statutory body enacted by the Parliament to regulate the engineering profession in Pakistan. The Council sets, maintains and upholds realistic and internationally-relevant standards of professional competence and ethics for engineers, license engineers and engineering institutions. www.pec.org.pk ### View the full article
  22. Students from schools operating the International Code Council’s High School Technical Training Program were among those competing in the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (SkillsUSA) in Louisville, Ky. SkillsUSA is a showcase of career and technical education students. More than 16,000 people, including students, teachers and business partners, participated in the week-long event. Read more. View the full article
  23. ATLANTA - ASHRAE has released an updated eighth edition of Principles of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning. View the full article
  24. Download the PDF version of this News Release. For Immediate Release August 4, 2017 www.iccsafe.org Contact: Whitney Doll (202) 568-1798 wdoll@iccsafe.org ICC and BPI partner to advance building professionals’ training in Texas New agreement facilitates a greater focus on the training curriculum Arlington, Texas – The International Code Council (ICC) and the Building Professional Institute (BPI) announced a new partnership that will advance training for building professionals in Texas. Under the new agreement, the Code Council will manage the registration, administration and outreach for trainings while BPI will focus on the curriculum to better serve the needs of building professionals in Texas. Originally established at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1992, BPI conducts four annual regional events that offer quality education and training for building professionals, including building officials, municipal inspectors, real estate inspectors, architects, engineers, builders, plumbers, fire protection personnel, code enforcement, permit technicians, contractors, electricians, and environmental health and safety personnel. BPI is an ICC Preferred Provider and coursework done through these training events earn valuable Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to help attendees maintain necessary professional certifications. “BPI is excited about the opportunity to partner with ICC on one of the key elements of our educational program,” said BPI Officer Charles Clawson. “This partnership will reduce our administrative responsibility and allow BPI to concentrate on our long-standing tradition of quality education.” The new agreement allows BPI to leverage the Code Council’s expertise and resources to elevate its own exceptional training services. “I am pleased that our longstanding ICC-BPI partnership is expanding to better serve the training needs of the building community,” said ICC Executive Vice President and Director of Business Development Mark Johnson. “Strengthening our partnership will benefit all building professionals in Texas and lead to building safer, more resilient communities.” The Code Council will begin supplying registration and outreach services for BPI’s October 2017 Central Texas event in August. Other BPI events occur each year in Arlington, Houston and Brownsville. Learn more about upcoming BPI training events at www.bpi-tx.com. About the International Code Council The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes. About the Building Professional Institute The Building Professional Institute was originally established at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1992 by the Building Officials Association of Texas and the Construction Research Center at the University of Texas at Arlington. The Institute is typically an annual week-long program of quality education and training for building professionals. ### View the full article
  25. The International Code Council and the Building Professional Institute announced a new partnership that will advance training for building professionals in Texas. Under the new agreement, the Code Council will manage the registration, administration and outreach for training while BPI will focus on the curriculum to better serve the needs of building professionals in Texas. Read more. View the full article
  26. Important reminder: update your GMVRs

    All Primary Member Representatives need to designate their Governmental Member Voting Representatives online by August 11 to be eligible to vote at the Annual Business Meeting during the 2017 ICC Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio. View the full article
  27. ATLANTA - Two ASHRAE certification programs, the Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), have been recognized ... View the full article
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