AIA and ICC Ink Five-Year Collaborative Agreement

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Code Council (ICC) recently announced an agreement to collaborate across a wide range of initiatives ranging from code development and compliance to sustainability and energy conservation to increasing building code knowledge among architects.

“Our combined membership, consisting of practicing design professionals, code officials and the building industry representatives, supports the development of codes and standards that protect the health, safety and welfare of the public at large,” said AIA CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA. “Through this significant agreement, both the AIA and the ICC agree to work more closely to achieve our common goals.”

ICC chief executive officer Dominic Sims, CBO, added, "Building safety and performance requires a team of professionals to address the challenges we face in today's built environment. Design professionals and code officials, working in collaboration with other industry partners represent the best approach for achieving the public good and advancing building science through regulatory tools like the I-Codes."