The International Code Council
(ICC), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has partnered with the Australian Building Codes Board, the National Research Council of Canada, and New Zealand Ministry of Business to address building codes for the changing risks caused by increasingly intense severe weather events.
The global initiative promotes research and information sharing, as well as collaboration amongst the four organizations in developing codes to improve the resilience of buildings and communities against these weather events. On July 2, the organizations released “Findings on Changing Risk and Building Codes
,” a document that emphasizes the need for these codes to minimize human suffering, loss of life, and economic loss.
The issuance of this international statement elevates the Code Council's building safety mission and provides a platform for a valuable exchange of resources and best practices with like-minded organizations around the world, as well as for expanding the benefit of the advanced research being conducted by our partners,” said Code Council CEO Dominic Sims. “We will continue to engage stakeholders as well as the private sector to achieve maximum impact and contribution to this global resilience initiative.”
Read the ICC news release to learn more.