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ICC Congratulates Virginia’s Department of Housing and Community Development

ICC recognized Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development’s recent honor at the State’s 18th Annual Innovative Technology Symposium for its employment of an ICC’s Cloud-Based System for Code Development.

The Department of Housing and Community Development was honored at the 18th annual Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) for developing cdpVA, an online process allowing stakeholders to monitor, update and develop building, fire and other related regulations, which won the Government to Business Award.

“Virginia is the first in the country to deploy the Code Council’s cloud-based code development solution based on cdpACCESS,” explained ICC Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO speaking at the ICC conference held last month in Kansas City. “This innovative system provides digital access to ICC model codes and standards, legislative formatting for AHJ code change proposals, a collaboration tool for working with stakeholders and, most importantly, is customized for Virginia’s specific regulatory process.”

Launched March 1, 2016, Virginia’s online process includes electronic versions of the code requirements, automatic legislative formatting, a collaboration tool and public comment feature, and as a depository for all regulatory documents including but not limited to meeting notices, workgroup information, summaries, board meetings and public hearings, gathering them from various other sources and calendars creating a single location for information.

Virginia’s stakeholders are embracing cdpVA, which: eliminates the possibility of incorrect proposals being presented at workgroups, code committees and board meetings; eliminates the possibility of losing proposals that have been submitted; significantly reduces the time to prepare and generate agendas for workgroups, code committees and board meetings; allows staff and stakeholders to access any given proposal at any given time; and drastically reduces mountains of paperwork and the need to stand at a copier scanning documents to create pdfs and then copying thousands of pages for every meeting.

ICC congratulates the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development on its innovative adaption of cdpACCESS for enhancing building projects in the safe environment.

To read more ICC’s new release visit: http://media.iccsafe.org/NR/2016/091416-cdpVA.pdf

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