N.I.C.E. - Who are we?

NICE (North Idaho Code Enforcers) is an organization originating from the building departments within the border of Kootenai County, including the City Jurisdictions of Coeur d’ Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, Rathdrum and Spirit Lake, and the County jurisdiction of Kootenai and surrounding areas. It also includes building contractors, fire departments, architects, engineers, professional home inspectors, utility companies, and many other partners of the building industry.

Building Safety is the focus of NICE (North Idaho Code Enforcers) through our joint building code compliance efforts in the various jurisdictions. Through training, pubic awareness programs, certifications, and other avenues, NICE provides a continuous knowledge and growth environment for its membership, industry and the public.

The organization formally began in 1981.

Monthly meetings provide a format for all members and visitors to keep updated on various issues affecting our industry, such as financial, and provides a vehicle for sharing industry information in the form or updates, changes, as well as new methods and materials. Business related to the building industry and more.

Meetings are held each month at the Pizza Factory in Coeur d'Alene (Appleway & Hwy 95). Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Meeting lasts from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and consists of a business meeting accompanied by industry training presented by local building industry businesses and organizations.

The focus of the monthly meetings is to keep membership current on the local building industry and the various influences that affect our industry. Topics range from engineering to building materials, to engineered products to industry innovations, to industry updates at the State and Federal level. For more information please contact any of the current or past Board Members.

Membership information is found in this website.

Membership is made up of Building Code Professionals, Fire Professionals, Engineers, Architects, Designers, Professional Home Inspectors, Building Supply Companies, contractors, subcontractors, utility companies, and many other partners of the building industry.

Monthly meetings provide a format for all members to keep updated on various issues affecting our industry, such as new methods and materials, design and construct questions, changes in the industry, financial aspects that affect construction and permitting. In summary the meetings provide a vehicle for sharing industry information in the form of updates and changes.

History of NICE

The following  historical  information  concerning  the origins and progress  of the North  Idaho   Building North Idaho Code Enforcers

Inspectors Professional Organization has been prepared by David Bruce, and is to the best of his recollection an accurate description of the events leading up to 1999. Dave apologizes for any inaccuracies or memory lapses, which may have resulted while compiling the following membership lists and facts.