September 13, 2010 – Washington, DC:
DCIBTS project manager Lucinda VerBeek, PE was one of 30 International Code Council (ICC) members to be selected to attend an ICC coalition event in Denver, Colorado from September 8-10. ICC assembled a cross section of its membership, including product manufacturers, trade representatives, design professionals and students as well as “old guard” members held in esteem, to discuss and recommend future improvements to the website goods and services currently offered by ICC.
ICC co-hosted the event in conjunction with their web consultant, the Virginia-based WebTeks. ICC representatives included the senior VP of Marketing and Outreach, the Chief Information Officer and the Web Content Editor.
ICC membership currently tops 50,000 worldwide. They are aware that their website is the only connection that many members have to the organization, and want to make improvements to their current offerings. Among the group’s recommendations was a return to an online discussion board format that had once been very successfully used by membership and the public to exchange ideas and information. Because of the sheer amount of content on the site, the ICC will also be looking for ways to streamline it and make it easier to seek out the information its members need.
IBTS is proud to have been able to contribute Ms. VerBeek’s expertise to this effort.
About IBTS. The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) has served for more than 33 years as a national quality assurance and compliance expert for home construction. IBTS helps build stronger communities by ensuring quality through compliance, working in close partnership with federal, state, and local government. Its work is guided by a Board of Directors made up of representatives from the National Governors Association, the Council of State Governments, the National Association of Counties, and the National League of Cities, and International City/County Management Association.