ICC Teams Up with Several Organizations to Enhance Building Safety

July 21, 2006
ICC partners with ATSM, ASHRAE, TMS for building and safety standards

The International Code Council is working with like-minded organizations to publish books, conduct seminars and better advocate for public safety. By building relationships with organizations from across the building and construction industry, the International Code Council advances its mission of providing the highest quality codes, standards, products and services for all concerned with the safety and performance of the built environment.

ASTM standards available in one book

A comprehensive publication developed by the International Code Council and ASTM International consolidates into one book many of the standards that architects, engineers, builders and code officials use regularly. ASTM Standards: As Referenced in the 2006 International Building Code contains 281 ASTM standards, or nearly 50 percent of all standards referenced in the 2006 International Building Code. To purchase this new publication visit the ICC online bookstore at www.iccsafe.org, or call 1-800-786-4452.

ICC builds strategic alliance with TMS

Under an agreement between ICC and The Masonry Society (TMS), the associations will co-sponsor the Structural Masonry Special Inspector (SMSI) certification program. Managed by ICC, it is the most widely recognized certification exam for structural masonry inspectors and follows the requirements of Chapter 17 of the International Building Code. As part of the strategic alliance, TMS will sit on the SMSI Exam Development Committee and help promote the exam and hiring of certified inspectors. TMS is a professional, technical and educational association dedicated to the advancement of knowledge on masonry. For information about the SMSI exam, contact ICC at 1-888-ICC-SAFE (422-7233), ext. 33806.

ICC and ASHRAE join forces

ICC and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will seek ways to optimize development of codes and standards to improve public safety. The organizations will work together on industry advocacy and public policy and explore joint business opportunities. ASHRAE is an international organization that exists to advance through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.

The International Code Council, a membership association 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.