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NEWSOCTOBER 2016 con’t INDUSTRY NEWS Why Millennials are Forgoing College for Bluecollar Jobs Washington Mayancela decided he wanted his life to be degree-free. He joins legions of well-schooled millennials bucking the trend of college, taking often dirty but well-paid blue-collar jobs. Full story NIST Taking Measure Blog: Building Codes, Planning Key to Community Resilience (written by Dominic Sims) Having spent most of my life in code enforcement, I’ve known this to be fact and have seen the evidence with my own eyes. But hearing New York City Chief Resilience Officer Daniel Zarrilli say it on stage at the White House Conference on Resilient Building Codes this past May after the death and destruction wrought on the Northeast during Superstorm Sandy in 2012 brought back so many memories and reminded me why the International Code Council’s motto and mission is: “People Helping People Build a Safer World.” Full story Gang ‘Little Bit’ Proud of World’s Tallest Woman-designed Skyscraper Chicago may have long ago lost its claim to be home to the world’s tallest skyscraper—but its skyline will soon be able to claim a new superlative all of its own. When completed, the 98-story riverfront Vista Tower will be the tallest building on the planet designed by a woman-owned firm, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Full story How to Prepare your Home Before the Next Big Storm Hits We are just about at the halfway point of the hurricane season, which most forecasters have projected to be above average in intensity. But aside from official start and end dates for a particular type of natural disaster, extreme weather is the new reality— and in all parts of the country, not just coastal regions. Now consider this frightening thought: It wasn’t a “named” hurricane or tropical storm that resulted in an estimated 150,000 damaged properties in the Baton Rouge area and flooded nearly onethird of the state of Louisiana. Full story Report: Wellness-minded Design Features Gaining Traction Nearly three-quarters of U.S. architects and more than two-thirds of building owners are paying mind to building health as a part of the design and construction processes, according to a new report from Dodge Data & Analytics. Full story Event Calendar To find out about industry events you don’t want to miss, check out the Code Council’s Event Calendar. EVENT CALENDAR ADVERTISING INDEX We’d like to thank our paid advertisers for their support. KOFFEL.................................................................... 14 UL........................................................................... 20 ICC Advertising Page No. 2015 I-Code Interpretations....................................... 37 2015 SEAOC SSDM................................................. 09 2016 California Codes............................................... 14 IAS—Building Department Accreditation.................... 39 IAS—Fabricator Accreditation.................................... 30 IAS—Metal Buildings................................................ 20 IAS—Special Inspections........................................... 17 IAS—Test Lab Accreditation....................................... 34 ICC Affiliate Sponsor Program.................................... 18 ICC Certification—Internet Based Testing.................... 17 ICC Certification—Reinstatement............................... 33 ICC-ES..................................................................... 13 ICC Plan Review........................................................ 38 ICC premiumACCESS................................................ 16 ICC Training—2017 Institute Preview......................... 11 ICC Training—Plan Review Institute........................... 22 NFPA 70® 2017: National Electrical Code® (NEC)........ 34 OCTOBER 2016 | 43


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