In Our Own Words

Code officials play a vital role in public safety in communities across the U.S. 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.

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Joel Ritchie, Senior Building Inspector, Henderson, Nevada, talks about making the move from construction to buliding inspection, how codes evolve as needs dictate, the importance of ICC's code development process, and the benefits of having one set of codes - the I-Codes.

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Eddy Velaski, Chief Mechanical Inspector
Mobile, Alabama, discusses the benefits of ICC membership,his appreciation of the I-Code development process, importance of diverse pespectives, and how all the pieces of the I-Codes work together.