In Our Own Words
Code officials play a vital role in public safety in communities across the United States and around the world. Our new feature in the Building Safety Journal Online, "In Our Own Words,” provides a forum for you and your colleagues to discuss professional experiences and challenges in the field, the Code Council and its code development process, and much more.
Curtis Mann, City of New Orleans, talks about how a juristiction prepares for a natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina and some of the challenges he's faced during the city’s rebuilding process, the beneftis of ICC membership, and what it means to him to be a code official.
Sean Reid, Johnson County, Kansas, discusses his years of experience as a code official and his perception of that rolel, the natural disasters he has faced in his jurisdiction, aspects of the I-Codes that he focuses on most, and the value that ICC membership holds for him.
ICC chapter member Sean Reid, Johnson County, Kansas, recounts the events that took place after a category EF-5 tornado nearly two miles wide bore down on the small town of Greensburg, Kansas.