international code council
building membership council

raise the profile

About the International Code Council: 

The International Code Council is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions that include product evaluation, accreditation, technology, training, and certification. The Code Council's codes, standards, and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable, and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide.

The International Code Council (ICC) family of solutions includes the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC‑ES), S. K. Ghosh Associates, the International Accreditation Service (IAS), General Code, ICC NTA, ICC Community Development Solutions, Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR), and Progressive Engineering Inc., which are dedicated to the construction of safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Find out more about each of our individual family of solutions here.

For more information about the Code Council, view their overview video, read the annual report, the overview brochure, and the 2025 strategic plan.


Creating safe, affordable, and sustainable buildings and communities.


To provide the information, tools, and resources that members rely on, building safety professionals turn to, and the public trusts.

Core Values

The International Code Council is the largest international association of building safety professionals. The Code Council is the trusted source of model codes and standards that establish the baseline for building safety globally and create a level playing field for builders and manufacturers. International Code Council building safety solutions draw directly from the expertise we develop in authoring the international codes and standards and apply that to product evaluation, accreditation, certification, codification, training, and technology.

At the Code Council, we understand that cultivating a diverse and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change. We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, physical ability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, language, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs.

Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing inclusion in all activities of the Code Council.


The International Code Council was established in 1994, with the goal of developing a single set of national model construction codes. It brought together three different organizations that had developed three separate sets of model codes throughout the U.S.: Building Offi­cials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) and Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI).

We are an equal-opportunity employer, and we are committed to providing a work environment free of harassment and discrimination.

About the Building Membership Council: 

The purpose of the Building Membership Council (BMC) shall be to enhance professionalism and advocate for concerns and issues that are of particular interest to building officials, to assist ICC in increasing the participation of such individuals in the ICC Code development process, and to advise ICC on programs and policies, legislative matters, code adoption issues and such other matters as the Council deems appropriate. 

2023 BMC Governing Committee

Ed Lisinski, Chair, AWC; WI

Mark Matheny, Vice Chair, City of Ashville, NC

Tom Allen, Orange County, FL

Elizabeth Arrington, Lexington-Fayette County, KY

Brian Bishop, Des Moines, IA

Audrey Cline, Durham, NH

Dan Dockery, Retired - NC

Andy Higgins, Seattle, WA

Andre Jaen, Jefferson County, CO

Christopher McWhite, Smithfield, RI

Rachel Parrish, San Antonio, TX

Amrinder Singh, Norristown, PA

James Williamette, St. Paul, MN

Doug Wise, Palm Beach County, FL

Robin Yochum, State of Nevada

ICC Board Liaison

Ron Hampton, KY; ICC Board of Directors

BMC Staff Liaison

Bill Nash, Senior Regional Manager, Government Relations

For additional questions about this Council or other ICC Membership Councils:

Contact Ron Piester

About the Raise The Profile Subcommittee

This Raise The Profile (RTP) subcommittee recognizes the efforts building officials put forth every day and ensures that the difference made in the built environment is appreciated, emulated, supported, and promoted to help make the building official a desired and destination profession. In addition, the subcommittee actively promotes Building Safety Month to schools, contractor groups, and policymakers; coordinates subject matter and authors for the BMC Tips (formerly Tip of the Quarter); and encourages active participation in the code development process.

RTP Co-Chaired by Elizabeth Arrington and Amrinder Singh