This year marks the International Code Council’s 30th anniversary as an international nonprofit dedicated to building safety, affordability and sustainability. With over 100 years of impact through its legacy organizations, the Code Council has driven the development and implementation of the International Codes (I-Codes) in all 50 U.S. states and many other countries.
Formed on Dec. 9, 1994, by its three legacy organizations and officially consolidated in 2003, the Code Council was created to develop a single set of comprehensive and coordinated model codes. To date, the I-Codes are the most widely used and accepted model codes available to support the built environment, impacting the safety of nearly 2 billion people globally. The I-Codes reference more than 1,600 standards developed by the Code Council and other standards developing organizations.
Since its formation, the Code Council has grown to offer a wide range of solutions to the building safety community. Currently, the Code Council has eleven offices in three different countries and is active in more than 100.
“Over the past 30 years, we have helped communities on a global scale create a safer built environment,” said Code Council CEO Dominic Sims, CBO. “We remain committed to serving our members and customers — hundreds of thousands of dedicated building safety professionals who uphold public safety in communities across the world day after day — and we owe a debt of gratitude to them for the building codes and standards we have today.”
To kick off the year-long celebration, the Code Council has launched a 30th anniversary website for members and stakeholders to reflect on the past three decades. Featuring an interactive timeline, photo gallery, documentary and digital guestbook, the site spotlights important milestones from the past three decades.
Those interested can get involved in the celebration by sharing what the Code Council and its mission mean to them in the digital guestbook.
Learn about the most recent 30th anniversary celebratory efforts here.