Senior ICC Engineer Talks Grenfell and Impact on Codes

Originally published by: International Code CouncilMarch 20, 2018

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In the podcast below, Beth Tubbs, a senior staff engineer with the International Code Council Codes and Standards Development department gives an ICC perspective on the organization’s role in helping building designers understand and apply the code as it relates to fire performance.

Tubbs has been with the Code Council since 1995 and she is currently the secretariat to the International Existing Building Code, the International Fire Code, and ICC Performance Code. Beth is also the lead staff on the Fire Code Action Committee.

She has extensive experience in fire protection engineering and provides some insight on the lingering effects of the Grenfell Tower fire in London last year on major U.S. cities and how the ICC and others in the codes and standards community have responded to the issue of materials and building design.