The International Code Council has selected Jack Applegate, a building official for Northwest Code Professionals in Eugene, Oregon, to receive the 2018 ICC Raising the Profile Award. This award recognizes an individual or organization that has increased public awareness about code professionals and the importance of safety in the built environment.
Applegate, a code professional with over 30 years of experience, is the president of ICC Region II and the vice chair of the ICC Building Code Action Committee. The award will be presented at the Building Safety Month reception sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C.
Building Safety Month is an international public awareness campaign presented by the Code Council and its 64,000 members worldwide each May that brings attention to building safety, building codes and the officials who apply them. Week 5, May 27 through 31, focuses on “Improving Education & Training Standards for a Safer Tomorrow.”