International Code Council Managing Director of Product Development Steve Van Note, CBO, was presented with the Iowa Association of Building Officials (IABO) Lifetime Achievement Award during its Annual Banquet in West Des Moines, Iowa. The award is given to an IABO chapter member in recognition of their commitment, service and contributions in promoting safe buildings and communities through building codes and standards.
During the time as building official for Linn County, Iowa, Van Note was treasurer for IABO from 2002–2006 and was active in the chapter, promoting and scheduling training events for the IABO membership. As the IABO chapter nears its 60th anniversary, it reflected on its members and their contributions.
“Over the years, our chapter has benefited greatly with the educational events that Steve coordinated for IABO,” said IABO President Roger Schemmel, building official for the city of Urbandale, Iowa. “His involvement has now increased to a new level as exampled by his development of handbooks and training workbooks for education of other chapters. It is an honor to present this award to Steve for his many years of contributions to our chapter, his service to the community and his continuing contributions to the mission of ICC.”
In 2006, Van Note took a position with ICC. Currently, he is the managing director of Product Development for the Code Council, where he is responsible for developing technical resource materials in support of the International Codes. His role also includes the management, review and technical editing of publications developed by ICC staff members and other expert authors. In addition, he develops and presents code seminars nationally.