August 15, 2018
The International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors established an ad hoc committee to comprehensively explore and assess building safety and security. Building safety is an issue of upmost importance to our families and communities as we tackle outdated facilities, fire safety concerns, active shooters and other emergency situations.
The design, layout and building features in new and existing buildings can have an impact on both safety and security. Safety and security touches a myriad of code regulations as well as considerations which go beyond code compliance. The new committee will consist of a broad cross section of experts from the building industry, building owners and facility managers, the education sector and security fields, code officials, engineers, architects, standards developing organizations such as the National Fire Protection Association, and the federal government. Several organizations, including the American Institute of Architects and UL, have already expressed interest in participating.
“Our members and our stakeholders are searching for solutions to address the growing need for building safety and security,” said ICC Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “This committee was created to enhance activities already ongoing at other standards development organizations in the building industry in order to solve some very complicated issues. Together we will continue to improve the construction of safe, sustainable and resilient buildings for our families and communities.”
All interested parties are encouraged to participate. View the call for committee members and draft committee scope.