Building Codes PEC signs agreement with ICC to update

The International Code Council (ICC) signed an agreement with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) to support their efforts to update the Building Code of Pakistan.

This agreement grants PEC the ability to use ICC’s 2015 International Building Code, International Zoning Code and International Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities to modernize Pakistan’s building code. The Code Council’s set of model codes and standards, called the International Codes, reflect the most advanced building science construction methods and practices available and support the creation of safe, innovative, efficient and resilient structures.

The Code Council and S K Ghosh Associates, the latest addition to the ICC Family of Companies, are familiar with Pakistan’s past efforts to update its building codes, having worked with the National Engineering Services Pakistan Limited to assist in these efforts in 2006. The ICC-PEC agreement builds on the Code Council’s long and successful relationship in working with the government of Pakistan on its building code efforts.

“We’re proud to announce this important partnership, another sign of our commitment to strong building codes and standards worldwide,” said President of ICC’s Board of Directors M Dwayne Garriss. “Pakistan joins many other countries and entities in using ICC’s model codes as a basis for strengthening their own.”

“The Code Council is an active proponent of updated, modern codes that contribute to safe buildings and resilient communities. We’re excited to announce this new agreement with PEC, a part of our expanding global footprint,” said ICC Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO.

PEC Chairman Engr Jawed Salim Qureshi stated, “The world’s premier organisation, ICC, played a vital role in the development of the Building Code of Pakistan in 2006. Recently, ICC honoured PEC’s request and granted a license to use the aforementioned International Codes to modernize the building code of Pakistan.” He added, “The revision of our building codes will provide life safety to around 200 million people in Pakistan who are living at the junction of three of the world’s major tectonic plates.”

The Code Council has similar partnerships with Colombia, Haiti, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, the United Arab Emirates and others to help communities worldwide establish the safest and most resilient buildings and communities. The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most US communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.