International Code Council Update

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The Power of Building Code Inspections and Home Inspections in Safeguarding Your Home, Part 2

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way people work, communicate, shop and play, and while some of its impacts proved to be more far-reaching than others, the most peculiar involved a reduction in home inspections. As uncertainty increased amid stay-at-home orders, the number of homebuyers quickly exceeded the volume of available dwellings. Bidding wars became the norm, and while 36 percent of buyers now feel they overpaid, it’s the lack of an inspection that may hit them the hardest.

Data from national real estate brokerage Redfin showed that 20 percent of winning home offers waived their inspections during the height of the pandemic in June 2020. This may have helped some homebuyers acquire the home of their dreams, but without an inspection, there may be any number of hidden problems that could turn their purchase into a nightmare. – Read More


New Mexico Takes Significant Step Toward Ensuring the Safety, Efficiency and Resiliency of its Communities

With the adoption of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code®, New Mexico joins communities across nearly 20 states covering more than a third of the U.S. population in providing its residents with state-of-the-art building design and performance. – Read More






Call for Presentations – Submission deadline is March 31st. 

The Code Council is seeking training proposals focused on educational, technical and practical topics spanning the entire spectrum of building safety, fire and life safety, administration, enforcement and construction, with special emphasis on emerging topics such as off-site construction, energy, and adaptive reuse. Submissions will be assessed by the Code Council’s Education Committee, appointed by the Board of Directors, and key staff leaders from across the Code Council family of solutions.

As preparations commence for the Code Council’s 2024 Annual Conference, Expo, and Committee Action Hearings, members and partners have the chance to contribute their expertise to the wider Code Council community through specific training opportunities at this year’s event.

This year’s Annual Conference will be in Long Beach, CA with training sessions on Monday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 22. These opportunities include:

  • In-Person: Annual Conference Training Session (90 minutes)
  • In-Person: Annual Conference Trade Show (30 minutes)

Presentation submissions should include:

  • An overview and broad outline of proposed topic
  • A list of objectives for the training (4 minimum)
  • A draft version of the curriculum and related presentation
  • A resume or summary of credentials for the intended presenter(s)
  • Expected length and preferred delivery method

To assign Continuing Education Units (CEUs) it is important that proposed topics offer educational value rather than serving as advertisements for specific products or services, even if presented by a product or service provider.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and are excited to reengage the broader Code Council community in our mutual objective of building professional careers.

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