ICC members come from many backgrounds and contribute a wide range of knowledge and expertise to the Building Safety Profession. ICC believes that understanding the background of their members will help them to better meet your needs. This includes those who have proudly served or have loved ones who have served our country in the military.
As we in Virginia prepare to celebrate Building Safety Month, we invite all members to complete this short survey regarding military service.
This information will help ICC provide and enhance career opportunities in the building safety profession for veterans and military personnel.
Whether you have served, are a military family member, or even if you just have ideas you would like to share about engaging those who have served in the military, please take this survey.
Click HERE for the survey.
VA Code Education Conference
July 24-26, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Charlottesville
This three-day conference offers a wide variety of education sessions that are sure to be of interest to anyone enforcing, developing, using the code or working in a code related industry. The education sessions will qualify for continuing education credit from DHCD and ICC and may qualify for additional continuing education credit approvals.
In addition to a full education schedule there will be a number of evening networking events including a family pig roast, evening banquet, and an event at the UVA Rotunda. These will be perfect opportunities to connect with colleagues, establish new industry connections, and take sometime to relax and enjoy good company.
For more information or to register on-line visit www.thevcec.org
Those in the code safety profession have long known that an aging workforce is an issue. The recent article in Builder Magazine shares that concern. Read the full article here.
The warm weather is fast approaching which means carnivals, fairs and family fun. Building Officials play a major unsung role in these family times.
It is important to know that the local Building Department is responsible for the inspections of Amusement Devices, whether performed by certified Building Deparment employees or an approved third party.
Only Virginia certified amusement device inspectors can perform the inspections of amusement devices. Certified inspectors may be employees of the local government or may be independent inspectors that are paid for by the amusement device owners or operators.
After the amusement device is inspected and determined to comply with the standards under the Virginia Amusement Device Regulations (VADR), the device is affixed with a Virginia Amusement Device Inspection Seal. Please note that seals will only be provided to the Building Official of the jurisdiction, as they are responsible for the seals. You may pre-order the stickers by contacting email@example.com or by calling 804-371-7150. Please order early to ensure you have an adequate supply when needed.
The VADR prescribes uniform statewide regulations to be complied with for the construction, maintenance, inspection, and operation of amusement devices, whether mobile or affixed to a site. Should you have any questions on the regulations, additional information and FAQ’s can be found HERE.
At the January meeting of the Virginia State Technical Review Board, the Board heard a request for an interpretation on Section 305.2.9 Clear zone of the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) referenced by the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC).
The general question was whether or not this section required a three foot setback between the property line and the barrier.
View the official interpretation here :
In this week’s WoodPost the American Wood Council announced two upcoming webinar events along with a number of eCourses open to all. Registration is complementary and ICC and DHCD continuing education hours are available. For more information visit the American Wood Council at http://www.awc.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evaluation of Recommended Allowable Design Properties for Wood in Existing Structures (DES160)
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 1:55pm-3:00pm Eastern
Tall Wood Structures: Current Trends and Related Code and Standard Changes (DES600-1)
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 1:55pm-3:30pm Eastern
AWC eCourses can be found at http://www.awc.org/education/ecourses
Rick Witt, Building Official from Chesterfield County is this year’s recipient of the 2016 Gerald H. Jones Code Official of the Year Award and was presented to him at this year’s ICC Annual Conference held in Kansas City. The International Code Council Gerald H. Jones Code Official of the Year Award is given to an individual whose contributions to the code enforcement profession are meritorious. The individual must demonstrate professional abilities that are an example for all members of the code enforcement profession, and advance the cause of safety in the built environment.
Rick has dedicated his professional career to building safety at the local, state, and national levels. He has many credits to his name including having served as the Vice Chair of the ICC Codes and Standards Council, Chair of the Board of International Professional Standards (BIPS), the Professional Development Council, and the Certification Committee to name a few. In addition, Rick’s service to VBCOA as Legislative Chair, as well his work as the Governor-appointed position of Virginia Director of Regulatory Compliance are among his many contributions and accomplishments.
Rick was also instrumental in the expansion and growth of the Virginia Building Code Academy; as well as, what is now the Building Code Academy Advisory Committee (BCAAC).
From left: International Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, Gerald H. Jones, 2016 Gerald H. Jones Code Official of the Year Award recipient Richard Witt and International Code Council Board of Directors Member and Awards Committee Chairman William Jeff Bechtold.