News Update

Written Comments on IECC Now Posted

Registration has closed to testify or provide written comments to the International Code Council Board of Directors related to the International Energy Conservation Code.

Written comments are available at

Although registration to speak is now closed, anyone who wants to listen in may do so by registering here.

Please direct additional questions to Mike Pfeiffer, Senior Vice President of Technical Services, at

March 1-5, 2021 Specialized Virtual Training Event at EduCode 2021

EduCode 2021 features highly specialized courses for working professionals, including architectural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and structural, fire protection, code enforcement and leadership topic essential for building design, expanding your skills, and earning and maintaining certifications other credentials. For more information click the link below.

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Public Comment Period on the IECC

The International Code Council Board of Directors is considering updating the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and Ch. 11 of the International Residential Code (IRC) using the ICC standards process. For more information on the proposed framework click the link below.

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Finnish sauna has been selected for the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list!

Many Finnish log builders work on saunas. It may be that saunas are one of the most popular buildings that are ordered from their companies.
Below is a link to an article explaining how the Finnish sauna has been selected for this amazing honour!

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The Positive Side of Training During Covid

Country-wide restrictions resulted in the cancellation of all Spring 2020 programs at ISBA, with both domestic and international students choosing to either move to another session or to wait until travel limitations are removed. Fortunately, the school was able to go forward with the Fall session and, for the first time in 24 years, with a full roster of Canadian students.

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The Logfather: Why the world cuts a path to this Canadian master home builder

ILBA Member featured in the Financial Post October 30, 2020

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For the First Time at the BC School of Log Building, a New ONLINE log building course and it’s available very soon!

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MDARD implements new quarantine for mountain pine beetle.

Department working to protect Michigan’s pine trees from devastating pest.

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