What is premiumACCESS?
premiumACCESS is your gold standard for using the codes in your State and code review needs. As a digital cloud based subscription service, you’ll have immediate access to your resource books anytime and anywhere there is internet connectivity. An additional bonus is that you can use your premiumACCESS subscription on any internet enabled device!
With the concurrent user feature you can work with your colleagues to view, comment and collaborate on the books that you have purchased. As an individual or team you can highlight, annotate (add images, tables, pdf, hyperlinks to other documents and text) the subscription. You can have a single user concurrent version which will allow for a single individual to view purchased books or have several licenses where multiple users can view books all at once based on the number of licenses purchased.
The Hyperlinking feature which moves you from a specific section to the next with one click makes browsing the codes a breeze! This feature is also available if a reference is made to another book that you own. That hyperlink will take you to that specific point of reference in the book. Selected references in the book are also hyperlinked for your use or purchase.
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1. How do I access my purchased books?
The major advantage of premiumAccess is the ability to review your subscription on any enabled internet device. The books that you have purchased are in the “Cloud” so you can from any web enabled device; use your books at work, in the field, at home or in meetings.
To access your books on your internet enable device go to codes.iccsafe.org/premium.
You are asked to login to the site. Using the information that you setup when you purchased the book (username, email address, password), you will gain access to your books. After login select the “My Library Button” to see your books and begin enjoying your subscription.
If you have been provided a concurrent user code, you will login as stated above and then select the “Concurrent Access button”. Place your code into the form and you will be granted access to the books assigned with that code. Note: If you do not have an ICC account you will need to create an account to be able to use the concurrent code.
2. What is ES Tagging?
Evaluation Service, (ES) has for decades, been the industry leader in performing technical evaluations for code compliance, providing regulators and construction professionals with clear evidence that products comply with codes and standards. The evaluation report (ESR) from ICC-ES represents the most trusted and readily accepted report for a product’s code compliance in the nation for many reasons: Code officials trust ICC-ES because they know ICC-ES:
3. What is the difference between Map view vs Listing view?
When you first open premiumACCESS.iccsafe.org or publicACCESS you are greeted with a map from which you can select a format to view the state in. By selecting an area of the map you are taken to the books that are available for viewing in that state. If you’d like to see the books in List View, click the toggle button to switch to List View of the codes which are categorized by state and year.
4. Can I demo premiumACCESS?
Yes! You can test drive premiumACCESS by clicking here. You will be able to test all of the features of premiumACCESS and show your work colleagues and supervisors how it will help you in your day to day work.
Features that you can demo include:
5. Read Complete Code Text
publicACCESS offerings include either PDF or HTML view of the full book contents displayed per chapter.
premiumACCESS subscription includes full text content with additional features including:
6. What is Highlighting and Annotation?
premiumACCESS allows you to mark up your content to add value. Highlight any portion of code book content with a color of your choosing. Add annotation message and any files or images.
Hover over your highlighted content to view your annotation and any attached files.
Manage your highlights and annotations across your complete library of premium content.
Export specific highlights and annotations for convenient reports.
7. What is Bookmarking?
Bookmark sections of interest and tag them from your defined list or create a new one.
Manage your bookmarks across your library of premium contents.
Select from any or all of your bookmarks and reorder the sequence to what fits your needs.
Export your bookmarked sections into a convenient PDF document.
8. What is HyperLinking?
Internal hyperlinking makes following references from one portion of the text to another as simple as a click. References internal to current book or external to other offerings within your library are available.
All Section, Table and Figure references are active links.
Reference Standards makes finding SDO websites a breeze as well as accessing the relevant standards – either from within your library or for purchasing.
Index navigation makes jumping to a specific term and finding all sections where the term resides a snap.
Related items region makes finding suggested content simple.
9. What is Tagging Content?
Select color and label to classify your highlights, annotations and bookmarks.
Set as many unique tags as necessary and view all within your premium content.
Use the filters to show just the tags necessary at that moment.
Manage your tagged content and filter by tag value.
Export to a convenient report of all items with a particular tag.
10. What is Advance Search?
Perform content searches across all titles within your premium library. Different search options include:
Drilldown to a specific chapter or even section to find targeted results.
Search results presented in paginated order with breadcrumbs present for identifying exactly where content resides.
Matched search terms highlighted throughout chapter with controls to step between results.
11. What is Concurrent Access?
Share access to any of your purchased content through concurrent licenses – meaning that as many people with the code can access so long as there is an available license.
Generate your access code or set one specific to you and share it with your users.
Enter the shared concurrent access code to view the premium content. If all available licenses are in use, the system will be allowed access once a license becomes available.
Access is granted to the shared resource, where highlights, annotations and bookmarks are visible to all concurrent users.
12. What is the function of My Library?
Just like at home where you have a book shelve of your favorite books this is your online books shelve for your premiumACCESS purchases. You can view your purchased books by collection; year and sort by purchase date or titles or you can search for a specific book title.
As an example I have in my library the 2015 I-Codes and the 2016 California Codes, by using my search filters above I can show only the titles that I need rapid access to.
13. What are Featured Offerings?
On the bottom of the page is the Featured Offering location. This will be where you can see the latest items available for purchase. So you are always informed as to the latest offerings.
What is publicACCESS?
publicACCESS provides you the ability to review selected codes in a read only mode. The books are setup in a Chapter by Chapter format for your ease of selection.
You can access the public books at publicACCESS.iccsafe.org. Select the book that you would like to review and open the book by selecting the cover from the book shelve. You will see the Table of Contents where you can navigate to the chapter that you wish to view.
After reviewing the book you may decide that you would like to own the book. You can navigate back to the book shelve and select the gold shopping cart to allow you to own the purchase with enhanced features or in other print formats.
What is cdpACCESS?
cdpACCESS® is the International Code Council’s new cloud-based system for the code developmnt process (cdp). Log in with your My ICC username and password to collaborate, review, submit and vote (if eligible) on code change proposals and public comments.
cdpACCESS® allows you to create code change proposals and public comments and store them in the cloud for easy access and submission. You can also invite colleagues to view, comment and collaborate on your proposals/comments. Once you log in, click on “Proposals,” then “Create New Proposal” to begin.
It is easy to review hearing testimonies and vote on code change proposals and public comments in cdpACCESS®. After the Committee Action Hearings, ICC members will be able to view the hearing for those code changes which received an assembly motion and vote on the motions. After the Public Comment Hearings, ICC Governmental Member Voting Representatives and Honorary Members will be able to view the hearings and vote on the Online Governmental Consensus Vote.
What is ICC store?
The ICC store provides you with thousands of publications and different formats for the construction industry. Shop.iccsafe.org will allow you to search for the publication or services that you are wishing to purchase and provide a list of formats and venues that are available.
Navigation of the site is easy with the Categories buttons on the left side of the page or you can search the entire store from the search bar.
Specialty topics are available in the center of the page to help you narrow your search for the items that you are looking for.
What is ICC Home?
ICC provides technical, educational, and administrative support to governmental departments and agencies engaged in building codes administration and enforcement. This button links you to iccsafe.org where you can obtain information on: