Donny Phipps, Richland County Director of Building Codes and Inspections, was elected to the International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors during the association’s 2014 Annual Conference.
The Code Council develops codes and standards that states and local jurisdictions use in the construction of safe homes and buildings.
“Mr. Phipps’s election to this board exemplifies his dedication to the safety of our residents,” said County Administrator Tony McDonald. “He’s a leader in his field and I’m thankful for his service to the community.”
Phipps, a certified building official and floodplain manager, has been active with code enforcement organizations throughout South Carolina for more than 30 years. He is a past president and honorary member of the Building Officials Association of South Carolina. Phipps also has served on the ICC Evaluation Service Board of Directors and on the ICC Board of Professional Standards. He worked with the city of Columbia for 29 years before joining Richland County in 2005.
He was elected to the ICC Board of Directors in September.
“Those who serve as volunteers on the Code Council Board of Directors are leaders in the profession who devote their time, energy and expertise to ensure public safety in the built environment,” said ICC Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims. “We thank them for their leadership, and we thank their local jurisdictions for supporting their service.”
The International Code Council is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.