On August 28-29, the International Code Council (ICC) will present the Property Maintenance and Housing Institute in Liverpool, NY. According to the ICC, the event offers housing inspectors, code officials and building department administrators an opportunity to increase knowledge, skills and abilities to protect public health, safety and welfare related to occupancy and maintenance of homes, buildings and land.

Participants in the institute will learn current methods to improve their jurisdictions through community partnerships, proper code enforcement and successful court action. Co-sponsored by the American Association of Code Enforcement, the Institute includes panel discussions with industry experts who will share their insight into property maintenance code administration, program challenges and strategies for success.

This event is a valuable educational opportunity for elected officials, city managers, building department staff and other government professionals working to revitalize economically depressed areas or rehabilitate older buildings in their communities. Well-maintained residential and commercial structures safeguard residents and enhance the economic vitality of a community.

In addition to education offered by code-enforcement professionals, the Institute allows attendees to interact, network and share experiences with their peers. Participants in the institute can earn continuing education units (CEUs) and learning units (LUs). To register for the Property Maintenance and Housing Institute, visit www.iccsafe.org/training or call the International Code Council at 888-422-7233, ext. 33818.

The International Code Council, a membership organization dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the International Code Council.