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High-rise fires spur efforts to improve testing of complex systems

January 17, 2020

ICC BSJ WeeklyJanuary 16, 2020 A pair of highly anticipated reports on fire safety engineering regulations in the United Kingdom and Australia are now in the hands of code officials, who will be using the findings to develop better ways of testing materials used in exterior cladding systems on high-rise buildings. Read more.
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Commentary: Stronger buildings needed as disasters get worse

May 17, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsMay 15, 2019 Any infrastructure bill that emerges in Congress should include requirements for new and renovated structures to comply with modern building codes, write International Code Council board President William Bryant and former Federal Emergency Management Agency Directors R. David Paulison and James Lee Witt. Adherence to modern codes helped mitigate…
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Guide to the Design of Building Systems for Serviceability

May 10, 2019

This guide provides detailed explanations and examples of application of code provisions and standards for a broad scope or materials, building systems, and building components and includes information and examples covering the vast majority of limit states encountered in the structural design of buildings. The discussion and examples are based in the buildings code provisions and…
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New Guidelines Can Help Communities With Resiliency Measures

February 1, 2019

TMS Sustainablity E-NewsJanuary 31, 2019 The International Code Council and the Alliance for National and Community Resilience have developed the first resiliency guidelines, which local communities can use to improve buildings codes. "These benchmarks provide a standard for local and state governments to follow ensuring they are well prepared for the next disaster," ANCR Executive…
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