ICC-ES solutions were the focus of the one-day technical workshop that served as the inaugural event of the International Code Council’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) office on February 15, 2023. It featured leading experts and key stakeholders who shared their knowledge, insight, and plans for advocating for a stringent approach to ensuring building safety and fostering innovation.
The MENA regional office of the International Code Council promotes the International Code Council family of solutions within the MENA region to meet growing needs to ensure safe, affordable, and sustainable buildings and communities. This includes robust evaluation and certification of innovative products, in addition to model codes, code evaluation, product certification, inspection, plan review, and testing services.
Workshop highlights included:
- Developing Compliance Pathways from a Regulatory Perspective: Dubai Municipality’s collaboration with ICC-ES for product evaluation
- Sustainable and Material-Efficient Construction with Unidome and Void-Former Technology: Internationally recognized material-efficient construction methods to eliminate waste. Unidome is an ICC-ES Evaluation Service Report (ESR) holder, with products evaluated to the Dubai Building Code.
Attendees and special guests included Shahin Moinian, President of ICC-ES, Dominic Sims, ICC CEO, and officials from the Dubai Municipality, U.S. Embassy, and the Saudi Building Code National Committee (SBCNC).
“We look forward to working closely with international experts and building safety stakeholders to better understand and implement innovative solutions for the growing construction industry in KSA and UAE markets, with the end goal of helping manufacturers obtain approval for installation in new global markets.” says Moinian.
KSA and UAE construction markets are growing at rates that outpace global averages, yet stringent and effective regulatory compliance procedures are still in development. ICC-ES’s international industry experts are ready to meet those challenges and provide ESRs for global acceptance.
Source: International Code Council