The Building Officials Association of Texas (BOAT) was named the International Code Council Chapter of the Year. BOAT was recognized for its contributions to the code development process, its role in enhancing educational opportunities for building professionals and communicating with the public about the importance of building safety and fire prevention.
Four merit awards were presented to chapters of the International Code Council: California Building Officials, Southern Nevada Chapter, Southern New Mexico Building Officials and the Virginia Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors Association.
The International Code Council, a membership organization dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the International Code Council.