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ICC Building Safety Month Week 2

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

The Building Safety Industry is a field ripe with opportunities for those looking for a new career. The ICC has many tools to help you get started.

Week two of the International Code Council Building Safety Month’s theme is Ensuring a Safer Future Through Training and Education. The week highlights the various careers that are a part of the building safety industry and the education and training paths that are available to join the industry.

In 2014 the National Institute of Building Sciences conducted research and determined that the building industry will lose 80% of its skilled workforce over the next 15 years. So, there is a tremendous opportunity for job seekers to start a successful career. There are many specialty positions in the building safety industry including:

  • building inspector inspects structures to determine compliance with the various building codes and standards adopted by the jurisdiction.
  • A building official manages the development, administration, interpretation, application, and enforcement of the codes adopted by their jurisdiction.
  • A special inspector provides a specialized inspection of structural material fabrication and placement, such as poured concrete, structural steel installation, and fasteners, etc.
  • permit technician assists in the issuance of construction and development permits to ensure compliance with the provisions of a jurisdiction’s adopted regulations and codes.
  • fire marshal develops and delivers fire prevention and implements public fire safety programs that provide for inspections of occupancies for life safety and fire issues in accordance with codes and standards adopted by their jurisdiction.
  • plumbing inspector inspects the installation, maintenance, and alteration of plumbing systems complete with their fixtures, equipment, accessories, and appliances.

The International Code Council also has several tools to help you learn about the various careers and see which one is right for you.  

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