Code Council Seeks Federal Funding for Building
In an ongoing effort to obtain funding for a proposed Community
Building Code Administration Grant Program, which would provide
funds for local code enforcement, representatives from the International
Code Council (ICC) have held more than 130 meetings with members
The proposed grant program would provide money to municipalities
during periods of building booms or following natural disasters
to account for increased oversight of building codes through the
hire and training of inspectors.
"This grant program will help increase professionalism in
order to better protect the public, especially during natural disasters,"
International Code Council president Wally Bailey, Director of Development
and Construction for the city of Fort Smith, Ark., told Congressional
representatives. "It's all part of protecting our country and
providing our citizens with the safest possible built environment."
According to the ICC, the increased adherence to building codes
promoted by the program will result in a $4-$7 savings per $1 investment
in reduced damages following a natural disaster.
The International Code Council is a membership association that
develops building codes used to guide the construction of residential
and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.
to learn more about the ICC.