ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes. To date, 48 U.S. states have adopted various international codes from ICC. Douglas W. Thornburg, AIA, CBO, is the Director of Product Development for the International Code Council (ICC) where he provides leadership in technical development and positioning of support products for ICC. In addition, Mr. Thornburg develops and reviews technical products, reference books and resource materials relating to the International Codes and their supporting documents. Prior to employment with ICC in 2004, he spent nine years as a code consultant and educator on building codes. Formerly Vice-President/Education for the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), Mr. Thornburg continues to present building code seminars nationally and has developed numerous educational texts and resource materials. He was presented with ICBO?s prestigious A.J. (Jack) Lund Award in 1996, recognizing his outstanding contributions in education and training. A graduate of Kansas State University and a registered architect, Mr. Thornburg has over 25 years of experience in building code training and administration, including ten years with ICBO, and five years with the City of Wichita, Kansas. He is certified as a building official, building inspector and plans examiner, as well as in seven other code enforcement categories.