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  • The International Code Council has recognized Steven R Winkel, FAIA, PE, CASp for his decades of outstanding service to the ICC and the national model code development process by naming him an ICC Honorary Member . AIA national staff member Jessyca ...

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  • Webinar: ICC Building Safety Month – Building Design Solutions for All

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 2:00pm– 3:00pm EDT

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    Earn 1.0 AIA HSW LUs and/or 1.0 ICC CEUs with this intermediate-level course

    All communities need to protect their residents from disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. Model building codes are society's best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, hospitals, stores, and other critical infrastructure. Building Safety Month (BSM), founded by the International Code Council (ICC), is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide every May. It’s a month-long celebration of all aspects of building safety that helps families, employers, and leaders understand and appreciate the best practices that keep safe the places where we live, work, and play. As a major sponsor of this event, the AIA is promoting the Week Two theme of “Building Design Solutions for All Ages”. Code officials certainly work day in and day out to keep the public safe, but Building Safety Month depends on the efforts of individuals like you! Architects are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of aging-in-place clients, provided they fully understand the design solutions and products that make living in a home easier.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn about Building Safety Month and how to promote it in your community through your state or local component activities.

    2. Identify best practices that communities and the construction industry implement to keep safe the places we live, work, and play.

    3. Appreciate the contributions of building code officials to constructing safe, vibrant, and adaptive communities now and in the future.

    4. Understand how architects are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of aging-in-place clients through design solutions and products that make living in a home easier.

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  • This week in THE ANGLE: John Peavey, P.E. reflects on ‎Building Safety Month‬ and what it means for the AIA, its members, and our communities. http://network.aia.org/blogs/cindy-schwartz/2016/06/07/reflecting-on-building-safety-mont

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  • ​ The next installment of the U.S. Access Board’s online guide to accessibility standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) is now available. http://www.access-board.gov/news/1764-board-releases-next-installment-of-the-online-guide-to-the-ada-and-aba-standards

  • The AIA needs input from members like you on upcoming changes proposed to some of the most important codebooks architects use frequently. Read more on AIA.org at http://www.aia.org/advocacy/AIAB106803 for more details and background, but the main takeaway ...

  • All, The International Code Council (ICC) Committee Action Hearings are coming up April 19-28 in Memphis. Members and national staff will represent the AIA at the 2018 Group A code cycle updating codes that likely affect your practice every day ...

  • The ICC has posted the following: Proposed IgCC Code Changes Available for Review cdpACCESS, ICC’s Cloud-Based Code Development Process Tool, Produces its First Monograph The International Code Council has released a monograph of ...