The International Code Expo '99 and the Joint Annual Conference is expected to be the largest gathering of building officials and related professionsl in the world. For the first time ever, the nation's three leading model code organizations - the Building Code Administrators International (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) and the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) -- will host a join annual conference and exhibit, September 12-17, 1999, at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

The joint conference is a forum for the three model code organizations that have been working together to create a single, complete, integrated set of common codes for the building construction industry in the U.S. and other countries. Attendees will have opportunities to participate in educational seminars and code hearings to consider challenges to existing International Codes, including the International Plumbing CodeT. There will also be opportunities to challenge final drafts of the International Building CodeT, International Fire CodeT and the International Residential Code to be released in May 2000.

For more information, contact ICBO at 800-423-6587 or 562-699-0541, exts. 3278, 3441 or 3267, or e-mail