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The International Code Council Board of Directors established an ad hoc committee to explore and assess building safety and security.
Safety and security touches a myriad of code regulations as well as considerations, which go beyond code compliance. The new committee will consist of a broad cross section of experts from the building industry, building owners and facility managers, the education sector and security fields, code officials, engineers, architects, standards developing organizations such as the National Fire Protection Association, and the federal government.
ICC Board Directors Mike Boso, Kris Bridges and Shirley Ellis will be active committee participants and Angie Wiese, P.E., CBO, will chair the effort. In addition to studying the issues thoroughly, the ICC committee will determine best practices and investigate the need for additional guidelines.
“After discussions with our partners and members, we have moved swiftly to launch this new initiative,” said ICC Board President Jay Elbettar, P.E., CBO, LEED AP, CASp. “The committee’s goal is to provide comprehensive, sound and valuable tools to guide local and state leaders as they work to keep all building occupants, including children and teachers in schools, safe from intruders and other life-safety hazards.
All interested parties are encouraged to participate.