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the PRESIDENT con’t impressive young code officials on page 25. ICC’s High School Technical Training Program (HSTTP) continues to train young people, teaching and certifying them in the International Residential Code®. The HSTTP is another way we are mining a workforce to replace the current code officials and industry leaders. And we need to encourage more educational opportunities at the college level. Educating everyone about the important work code officials do is one purpose behind Building Safety Month, which kicks off in May. This year’s theme is “Resilient Communities Start with Building Codes.” As always, each week, we will spotlight a specific area of building safety. We have a wealth of inexpensive and often free tools to support your efforts to promote Building Safety Month in your jurisdictions. Please check out these resources if you haven’t done so already. We are very pleased to see an increase in registrations for the Memphis hearings compared to the 2012 Group A Hearings. It will be great to see so many of you at the hearings doing your part to help develop the 2018 I-Codes. Those of you who participate understand code development is an education in and of itself. My involvement in code development has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in my career. cdpACCESS has ushered in a whole new era in code development that the next generation will surely welcome. This is clearly the direction we have all come to expect in today’s online world. It is our responsibility to continue to promote participation in this great industry. Thank you for all you do. We are truly making a difference and “building a safer world.” MESSAGE from “Education is key to developing those who will come after us, motivating them to consider the industry, get properly trained, and have a passion for the codes and standards that play such an important role in the construction of safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.” APRIL 2015 | 05


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