FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 28, 2011
Contact: Erin Whitt
Modular Building Institute
434-296-3288 x152; E-Mail


MBI Director Appointed to ICC Industry Advisory Committee 
 
 
Charlottesville, VA -  The Modular Building Institute (MBI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Hardiman to the International Code Council (ICC) Industry Advisory Committee (IAC).

Hardiman, the Executive Director of MBI, was selected by the ICC-IAC Board of Directors to serve on the committee, which is comprised of key figures from a broad range of companies and industries. 

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the ICC and other industry organizations to help shape building code development,” said Hardiman. “This appointment provides our industry with a much needed voice within the code-planning process, to ensure that new codes are reflecting the needs of our industry and our customers.”

The purpose of the IAC is to promote, in cooperation with the ICC, public health, safety, and welfare in the built environment by serving as a national forum for the building community to interface with the ICC.
 
The scope of the IAC's activities encompasses policy and procedural issues related to the development, maintenance, and implementation of the International Code system. Issues to be considered may include social, technical, administrative, procedural, political, legal, and economic.

The objectives of the ICC-IAC are (1) to advise the ICC Board of Directors on matters that will affect the working relationship or coordination of efforts of the ICC and industry, federal agencies and standards writing organizations; (2) to advise the ICC of methods to implement and improve the codes and other documents and services provided by the ICC; and (3) to advise the ICC as to policies and programs to enhance the codes administration and enforcement process.

For more information on the ICC, visit www.iccsafe.org.
 

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 About MBI

The Modular Building Institute (MBI) is the international non-profit trade association serving non-residential modular construction. Members include providers of code compliant relocatable buildings, as well as permanent modular construction contractors and suppliers. It is MBI’s mission to expand the use of offsite construction through innovative construction practices, outreach and education to the construction community and customers, and recognition of high quality modular designs and facilities.

MBI also administers an educational foundation established specifically to facilitate and deliver research and educational opportunities in the form of design competitions, scholarships and partnerships with leading research entities with an interest in advancing commercial modular construction.

For more information about MBI, visit www.modular.org.