The International Code Council (ICC) and ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), supporting organizations of the first-ever “Design & Construction Week” event in Las Vegas Feb. 4-6, received outstanding support and recognition for their work from code officials and manufacturers alike while attending the shows.
The International Builders’ Show (IBS) co-located with NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) for this inaugural event. The combined shows reached 70,000+ residential construction and design professionals with a combined total of 1,500 exhibitors and more than 600,000 square feet of exhibits.
“It was an honor to be a supporting organization for this event,” said ICC CEO Dominic Sims, CBO. “ICC and ICC-ES are at the forefront of emerging trends and products and how they affect the built environment. We recognized the value of this combined event and the impact it has on the industry in terms of new technology and educational opportunities.”
Sims and ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian had a constructive exchange with other participants on the Design and Construction Week (DCW) Roundtable. Many industry associations were represented and the success of DCW was discussed along with the development of future similar industry events. One topic of discussion focused on the needs to attract skilled trade workers to the industry and develop training for them.
Another was how the industry associations could work toward that common goal. ICC also participated in a number of working groups, subcommittee and committee meetings, and meetings with code officials in attendance. During the Construction Codes and Standards meeting, also attended by ICC Board members Patrick Parsley and Lynn Underwood, ICC presented an update on cdpACCESS, ICC’s new collaborative, online code development initiative. NAHB expressed its support of cdpACCESS following Sims’ update on the program and the desire to educate NAHB members and the communities they serve on the benefits of cdpACCESS.
A significant contingent of ICC and ICC-ES technical staff were present at both ICC/ICC-ES booths at IBS and KBIS to address attending clients’ product evaluation questions and to provide service to new clients. ICC-ES hosted a client and staff appreciation reception and dinner, where Sims and Moinian recognized ICC-ES clients and ICC-ES’ dedication to serving all their product certification needs.
“ICC-ES is committed to servicing our expanding client base and recognizing them for their commitment to safety and their loyalty,” said Moinian. “We feel this was a very successful and educational event for our associations, manufacturers and code officials. The traffic at both booths was tremendous, which is indicative of the growth of the economy and the value of ICC-ES evaluation reports and listings to the industry.”