The ICC Pulse Podcast is a monthly podcast that offers listeners the inside scoop on the International Code Council and the building safety industry. Episodes of the ICC Pulse Podcast will feature interviews with leading industry experts where we will discuss a wide range of topics including current events and new technologies.
In this episode of the Pulse Podcast, the Code Council's Vice President of Government Relations Justin Wiley returns to interview Washington, D.C.'s Director of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) Ernest Chrappah. The two discuss DCRA's various initiative including the Vision 2020 Strategic Plan that focuses on digitization.
Episode length: 00:24:48
This month Code Council Senior Vice President of Government Relations Sara Yerkes interviews Commissioner Judith Frydland and Deputy Commissioner Grant Ullrich of the Chicago Department of Buildings. The guest discuss the exciting recent code developments in the City of Chicago.
Episode length: 00:24:24
In this episode, Code Council Vice President of Fire and Disaster Mitigation Karl Fippinger interviews members of the ICC Fire Service Membership Council Randy Metz and Gary West. The guest discus the membership council, its new Ad Hoc committee and new building construction and fire safety technologies.
Episode length: 00:23:43
In this special edition episode, we are joined by special guest Ken O’Dell who is a California Structural Engineer and the President of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California. In light of the Searles Valley Earthquakes, O’Dell discusses his work related to seismic activity and shares insight on seismic design provisions in the building code.
Episode length: 00:20:31
In this episode, we interview Wendy Wan from the New York City Department of Buildings and Terry Whitehill, Portland Oregon’s Building Official. Both are members of the Code Council's Major Jurisdiction Committee. Each guest shares information about the committee, as well as the initiatives of their respective jurisdictions.
RESTalk Host Bill Spohn interviews RESNET Program Director Ryan Meres and Code Council Executive Director of Sustainability Programs Dave Walls for this special ICC and RESNET collaboration episode for Building Safety Month. The guests discuss the new water ratings standard, water efficiency and conservation.
Episode length: 00:19:08
This month we are joined David Naples, a building code official for Remington, Vernick Engineers in Middletown, Delaware. . Since 2006, David has been a Master Code Professional, the highest level of Code Council certification. In this episode, we discuss Dave’s career path to MCP certification.
Episode length: 00:14:39
Code Council Vice President of Global Services Judy Zakreski appears as the guest host for Episode 13 of the ICC Pulse Podcast. ASTM International President Katharine Morgan joins Judy for a conversation about global standards. With more than three decades of experience in increasingly strategic and managerial roles at ASTM, Kathie is a respected industry leader and one of the world's prominent voices on standardization-related issues.
Episode length: 00:28:37
In this month’s episode of the ICC Pulse Podcast, Code Council Vice President of Federal Relations Gabe Maser gives an update on the federal government after the 2018 midterm elections. Gabe shares insight on the federal government’s involvement with the codes, various legislative agendas related to the built environment and what to expect from the 116th Congress.
Code Council Senior Director of PMG Resources Lee Clifton appears as the guest host for episode 11 of the ICC Pulse Podcast. Clifton's former trainee Damon Premer joins for a conversation about building a career in plumbing. Premer has worked in the plumbing trade for 32 years and is a senior project executive at All Area Plumbing in Commerce, Calif.
In this special edition episode of the ICC Pulse Podcast we are joined by Matt Paxton, top hoarding expert and featured cleaner on the hit television show HOARDERS. Matt, who served as our keynote speaker at this years Annual Conference in Richmond, Va., shares his expertise about a topic that is inextricably linked to building safety, fire prevention and the codes.
Code Council Vice President of Government Relations and Executive Director for the Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) Justin Wiley appears as the guest host and resilience prevention expert and ANCR Board of Directors member and Vice President of the National Institute of Building Sciences Ryan Colker joins him for a conversation about resiliency, ANCR and its first benchmark focused on buildings.
Chief Building Official for Davis, California, Greg Mahoney joins us this month to share industry insight on the new phenomenon of tiny homes, including the challenges these homes present to code officials and the overall impact on housing affordability. Greg also explains Appendix Q of the 2018 International Residential Code which covers tiny home requirements.
Episode Duration: 00:21:06
Code Council Senior Director of PMG Resources Lee Clifton appears as the guest host for episode 7 of the ICC Pulse Podcast. Backflow prevention specialist Bruce Rathburn joins Lee for a conversation about plumbing cross-connection control programs. Bruce is the past president of his local chapter of the American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) and the immediate past president of the ABPA International.
This month's episode explore the transition from the military to civilian life. Currently a code services officer in Manhattan, KS, Sergeant First Class Mike Reese joins us to share the fascinating story of his journey from the Army to the world of building safety.
In this episode of the ICC Pulse Podcast, ICC's Senior Vice President of Technical Service Mike Pfeiffer joins us as our guest host. He and special guest Ed Wirtschoreck, ICC Director of Codes, share a comprehenisve recap of the Spring Committee Action Hearings that took place in Columbus, Ohio from April 15-23, 2018.
In this month's episode, the Code Council interviewed Dr. Janet Stout, a world-renowned expert on Legionella and Legionnaire’s disease. Dr. Stout, president and director of Special Pathogens Laboratory in Pittsburgh and a research associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh, talks about the dangers of Legionella, where it’s most prevalent and how those at risk can protect themselves.
In this month’s episode we welcome two guests from the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). John Ingargiola, Lead Physical Scientist of FEMA’s Building Science Branch, and Eric Letvin, FEMA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator of Mitigation join us to discuss pre-disaster mitigation, a prevalent topic after the series of tragic natural disasters in 2017.
Beth Tubbs, a senior staff engineer with the International Code Council Codes and Standards Development department joins us this month. Beth has extensive experience in fire protection engineering and shares insight on the lingering effects of the Grenfell Tower fire in London last year and how the Code Council and others in the codes and standards community have responded.
In episode 1, Whitney Doll, the Code Council’s Director of Communications and podcast host, talks with Board of Directors President Jay Elbettar, P.E., CBO, LEED AP, CASp. Jay shares some of his experiences as a code official, plans for 2018 and updates about various Code Council initiatives.