The International Code Council (ICC) has received accreditation from the Standards Council of Canada, joining a select group of organizations contributing to developing the National Standards of Canada.
ICC CEO Dominic Sims says the accreditation is a significant milestone that enhances the organization’s ability to provide safety, sustainability and affordability through building science.
“It reinforces our commitment to providing the information, tools and resources that our members rely on, building safety professionals turn to, and the public trusts,” he adds.
ICC has an established presence in Canada, with three provincial building associations having chapter status and many Canadian building safety professionals participating in code council membership councils and training.
The organization has also collaborated with Canadian standards developers to create standards in areas of mutual interest, including the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) to update and publish the CSA ICC 805 Rainwater Harvesting Systems Standard. ICC works closely with Accessibility Standards Canada to develop national accessibility rules for buildings based on the ICC A117.1-2017 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.