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ANSI and ICC Partner on Distribution of International Codes

New York/Falls Church, VA, May 07, 2002

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Code Council® (ICC®) announced today the signing of an agreement which will grant ANSI the rights to distribute ICC's International CodesTM via the ANSI Online Electronic Standards Store ( beginning in May 2002.

"ANSI is committed to the delivery of timely, value-added products and services to both private- and public-sector interests in the standards community. We are pleased to partner with member organizations such as the ICC to make their standards more widely accessible. Our goal is to offer all facets of the building industry the documents that they need and use most often," states Bob Feghali, ANSI vice-president of business development and chief information officer.

Initially, ANSI will offer a total of fourteen ICC codes and standards in PDF format for users to purchase and download from the ANSI site. This number will increase with ICC's release of new codes and standards.

William Tangye, ICC chief executive officer remarks, "This agreement is reflective of the close working relationship between ANSI and ICC and our mutual desire to make building safety codes more readily available to a wider constituency, both domestically and internationally."

Included in the initial offering are such titles as the 2000 International Building Code®, 2000 International Residential Code® for One-and Two-Family Dwellings, 2000 International Plumbing Code®, 2000 International Fire Code® and the new 2001 ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities™.

For more information, visit the ANSI webstore at

About ANSI

ANSI is a private non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization system. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ANSI currently has offices in New York City and Washington, DC.

About ICC

The ICC was founded in 1994 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. The founders of the ICC are Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI). Since the early part of the last century, these nonprofit organizations have developed the three sets of model codes used throughout the United States.

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