The International Code Council and the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) brought together leaders from across the building industry at the fifth annual Design & Construction Week (DCW) in Orlando, Florida. As sponsors and exhibitors at the 2018 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, the Code Council and ICC-ES sponsored educational events about building innovation, fire safety and the latest trends in the manufacturing sector.
Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO, spoke about housing affordability at the DCW Executive Roundtable with representatives from NAHB, NKBA and other associations. Other topics discussed included upcoming legislative priorities, labor shortages facing the building and construction sectors and workforce development initiatives.
“Housing affordability goes hand-in-hand with our mission to create safe buildings and resilient communities,” said Sims. “We are committed to ensuring that the model codes we develop continue to result in the highest level of building safety in the industrial world while taking into account the needs of prospective home buyers, home builders and others to keep costs affordable.”
In addition, ICC-ES sponsored the Metrostudy Housing Outlook Breakfast, where around 400 professionals gathered to discuss the latest economic and industry trends, and the NKBA SHARK! Breakfast, where manufacturers met to network and hear about the top five smart tech ideas that they can deliver to their dealers.
Next year IBS and KBIS will be held on February 19-21, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada.