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Episode 6: From Military to Civilian ft. Sergeant First Class Mike Reese
This month's episode explore the transition from the military to civilian life. Currently a code services officer in Manhattan, KS, Sergeant First Class Mike Reese joins us to share the fascinating story of his journey from the Army to the world of building safety.
|Jul 18, 2018|
Episode 5: ft Mike Pfeiffer & Ed Wirtschoreck
In this episode of the ICC Pulse Podcast, ICC's Senior Vice President of Technical Service Mike Pfeiffer joins as our guest host. He and special guest Ed Wirtschoreck, ICC Director of Codes, share a comprehensive recap of the Spring Committee Action Hearings that took place in Columbus, Ohio from April 15-23, 2018.
|Jun 20, 2018|
Episode 4: Legionella & Building Water Systems
In this month's episode, the Code Council interviewed Dr. Janet Stout, a world-renowned expert on Legionella and Legionnaire’s disease. Dr. Stout, president and director of Special Pathogens Laboratory in Pittsburgh and a research associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh, talks about the dangers of Legionella, where it’s most prevalent and how those at risk can protect themselves.
|May 18, 2018|
Episode 3 ft. FEMA's Eric Letvin & John Ingargiola
In this month’s episode we welcome two guests from the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Eric Letvin, FEMA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator of Mitigation and John Ingargiola, Lead Physical Scientist of FEMA’s Building Science Branch join us to discuss pre-disaster mitigation, a prevalent topic after the series of tragic natural disasters in 2017.
Related article: IBHS selects Roy Wright as new CEO and President
|Apr 18, 2018|
Episode 2 ft. Beth Tubbs
Beth Tubbs, a senior staff engineer with the International Code Council Codes and Standards Development department joins us this month. She has been with the Code Council since 1995 and she is currently the secretariat to the International Existing Building Code, the International Fire Code, and ICC Performance Code. Beth is also the lead staff on the Fire Code Action Committee.
Beth has extensive experience in fire protection engineering and shares insight on the lingering effects of the Grenfell Tower fire in London last year and how the Code Council and others in the codes and standards community have responded.
NFPA's risk management tool:Exterior Façade Fire Evaluation Comparison Tool (EFFECT)
ICC and SFPE's jiont publication: "Engineering Guide: Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings"
|Mar 20, 2018|
Episode 1 feat. Jay Elbettar
In episode 1, Whitney Doll, the Code Council’s Director of Communications and podcast host, talks with Board of Directors President Jay Elbettar, P.E., CBO, LEED AP, CASp. Jay shares some of his experiences as a code official, plans for 2018 and updates about various Code Council initiatives.
Jay Elbettar, P.E., CBO, LEED AP, CASp is the president of the ICC Board of Directors and a building official for Mission Viejo, Calif. He manages and directs the operation of the Mission Viejo Building Division through Charles Abbott Associates, including plan checks, inspections, counter operations and permit issuance. He was the recipient of the 2010 Gerald H. Jones Code Official of the Year Award. He is a registered professional engineer in seven states.
Whitney Doll is the Director of Communications for the International Code Council. She oversees the Code Council’s strategic communications initiatives and media relations program, and works closely with internal and external audiences to solidify the ICC brand.
Wall Street Journal article: Homes Built to Stricter Standards Fared Better in Storm
|Feb 20, 2018|