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The International Code Council (ICC) is a United States based non-governmental organization which allows U.S. jurisdictions (states, counties, etc.) and other stakeholders to collaborate in the creation of model building codes and other building safety related standards. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... The term non-governmental organization (NGO) is used in a variety of ways all over the world and, depending on the context in which it is used, can refer to many different types of organizations. ... In law, jurisdiction (from the Latin jus, juris meaning law and dicere meaning to speak) is the practical authority granted to a formally constituted legal body or to a political leader to deal with and make pronouncements on legal matters and, by implication, to administer justice within a defined area... A state is a set of institutions that possesses the exclusive legitimate authority to make the rules that govern the people in one or more societies, having internal and external sovereignty over a definite territory. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... The term stakeholder has two distinct uses in the English language: The traditional usage, in law and notably gambling, a third party who temporarily holds money or property while its owner is still being determined. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section can be improved by converting lengthy lists to text. ... A model building code is a building code that is developed and maintained by a standards organization independent of the jurisdiction responsible for enacting the building code. ... Safety standards are standards designed to ensure the safety of products, activities or processes, etc. ...


The ICC identifies itself as a membership association which is dedicated to fire prevention and building safety. It develops construction and safety codes used in residential and commercial construction, both within the United States and elsewhere, promoting consistent code enforcement and higher quality construction. A professional body or professional organization is an organisation, usually non-profit, that exists to further a particular profession, to protect both the public interest and the interests of professionals. ... Fire safety is a component of Building Safety. ... A building code is a set of rules that specify the minimum acceptable level of safety for constructed objects such as buildings and nonbuilding structures. ... A building code is a set of rules that specify the minimum acceptable level of safety for constructed objects such as buildings and nonbuilding structures. ... A special Guidelines Code (or set of rules) that the government and its many branches and oprganizations give companies to follow to protect the public. ... A residential area is a type of land use where the predominant use is residential. ... A commercial building is a type of building that is used for commercial use. ... Code Enforcement (also known as Law enforcement) is the act of enforcing a set of rules, principles, or laws (especially written ones) and insuring observance of a system of norms or customs. ... Cranes are essential in large construction projects, such as this skyscraper In project architecture and civil engineering, construction is the building or assembly of any infrastructure on a site. ...


The ICC has also developed the International Energy Conservation CodeĀ®, a model energy efficiency code. For the physical concepts, see conservation of energy and energy efficiency. ... In physics and engineering, including mechanical and electrical engineering, energy efficiency is a dimensionless number, with a value between 0 and 1 or with times 100 given in percent. ...


See also

A building code is a set of rules that specify the minimum acceptable level of safety for constructed objects such as buildings and nonbuilding structures. ... Fire safety is a component of Building Safety. ... The International Building Code (IBC) is a model building code developed by the International Code Council (ICC). ... A model building code is a building code that is developed and maintained by a standards organization independent of the jurisdiction responsible for enacting the building code. ...

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ICC Online | News and Events | About ICC: Introduction to the ICC (745 words)
The International Code Council (ICC) was established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes.
A major advantage of ICC’s consensus-based private-sector code development process is that it allows both the ICC code development committees and eligible voting members at the code change hearings to participate in establishing the results of each proposal.
Eligible voting members of each of the three model code groups review the recommendations of the ICC code development committee at their annual conference and determine the final action.
International Code Council Honors Georgia Fire Chief (213 words)
The ICC presented the award in recognition of Gibbs service, professionalism and leadership in the fire prevention arena and for his contributions to the development of the International Fire Code.
Gibbs serves on the International Fire Code Council and was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Fire and Life Safety Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
The International Code Council, a membership organization dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.
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