About Us

The purpose of the IRCC is to advance, at an international level, framework, guidance, and support documents on construction-related regulatory environment issues relative to the development, implementation, and support of performance-based regulatory systems. The focus of the IRCC is to identify the broad public policy, regulatory infrastructure, education, and technology issues related to managing the successful implementation and continuation of construction-related performance-based regulatory systems. The intent is to advance a common understanding of the international regulatory environment, to promote the exchange of information, and to facilitate a more open environment of inter-jurisdictional commerce in the areas of building design and construction.

Membership

Appointment of new members to the IRCC will be by consensus agreement of Committee Members. Applications would normally be from the primary national lead regulatory agency having experience in the development of performance-based building codes, and the potential to make an effective contribution towards achievement of the stated IRCC purpose and goals. Applications for membership are to be submitted, to the Secretariat, in writing and be accompanied by supporting information on the experience, expertise and role in the building regulatory environment and the contribution, including resource allocation, that is envisaged could be made to achievement of the IRCC purpose and goals. All costs associated with the activities of the IRCC will be borne by the individual members. Continued membership of the IRCC requires active ongoing participation. In this regard, non attendance at two consecutive IRCC meetings by a member, or their nominated alternate, will be cause for review of membership. Should membership be terminated the above application process will need to be followed for re-admittance. Membership of the IRCC will be subject to periodic review.

Meetings

It is intended that ordinary meetings will be held at least once each year at a time and place agreed by the IRCC. Generally meetings will be rotated amongst the member countries. Members can seek approval of the group for observers to attend meetings. This is to be obtained prior to the meeting. Any requests are to be forwarded through the Secretariat.

Sub Comittees

Sub-committees may be established by agreement of the IRCC for all agreed tasks and any other relevant purposes.

Appointment Of Chair

A chair is to be appointed from members for a minimum 3 year term. For a nomination to be considered at a meeting, a quorum of at least two thirds of members is required to be in attendance. A representative from the organization of the host country shall co-chair the meeting.

Additional Information

THE CURRENT CHAIRMAN

Dr. IJsbrand van Straalen
Senior Scientist
TNO
Telephone: +44 (1) 506 600 490
Email: ijsbrand.vanstraalen@tno.nl

THE CURRENT SECRETARIAT

Ong See Ho
Managing Director
Built Environment Technology Centre
Singapore Building Construction Authority
Telephone: +65 67304593
E-mail: ong_see_ho@bca.gov.sg