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ICC Taps Anderson to Lead PMG Government Relations

Aug. 23, 2021
As director of Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas resources, former Fort Collins building official will also oversee Council's new Conservation and Water Reuse Center in Colorado.


WASHINGTON DC, August 2021 – The International Code Council (ICC) announced that Richard Anderson will be joining the organization as a Director of Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fuel Gas (PMG) Resources in the Government Relations Department. As part of his responsibilities, Anderson will work with the Code Council’s team of experts to develop, coordinate, and implement PMG programs and services related to the International Codes (I-Codes).

The building safety needs of communities are changing quickly, especially within the PMG space. Water is one of the most essential resources needed for human survival. As society continues to place a greater emphasis on the safety, affordability and resiliency of buildings, it is critical that those in the industry quickly adapt to meet these new priorities. Luckily, our building industry is aware of the long-lasting benefits it can bring to achieving the goal of water efficiency in both regional and global environments.

"Building codes and standards create an ecosystem of building policies that ensure the safety of our buildings and safeguard the health and wellbeing of building occupants,” said Dominic Sims, CBO, Chief Executive Officer, International Code Council. “As topics like water and energy efficiency become greater concerns for communities, we understand the importance of having a proven leader like Anderson join our team to provide his expertise and insights as a knowledgeable voice in this space.”

With 23 years of building safety and PMG experience, most recently Anderson represented the City of Fort Collins, CO, as a Chief Building Official where he oversaw the enforcement of all building codes for the city.

“Having long admired the Code Council’s work in building safety and having previously participated as a committee member for work group A IRC Plumbing and Mechanical, I am excited to join the organization,” said Anderson. “It is critical that the building safety industry both understands and adapts to the changing needs of society, and I cannot wait to lead the charge.”

Anderson will also oversee the Code Council’s new Conservation & Water Reuse Center, located in Colorado, which will provide resources for communities related to water efficiency and conservation.

For more information about the Code Council’s PMG program, click here.


About the International Code Council

The International Code Council is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions. Code Council codes, standards and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide.

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