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Save the Date: VA Code Education Conference


Virginia Code Education Conference
July 24 – 26, 2017
Doubletree by Hilton

The Virginia Code Education Conference (VCEC), formally known as the ‘Joint Conference’, is holding its first conference in July 2017 under its new name and planning leadership. This 3-day event will be packed full of interesting topics for everyone regardless of which organization you belong to and all training sessions will qualify for continuing education hours from one or more of the providers.

More information about this conference and the registration process will be available shortly.
If you have questions in the meantime contact:
Paula Johnson at pajohnson@pwcgov.org
Sandi Morris at Sandi.morris@dhcd.virginia.gov

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Don’t miss out on the upcoming Virginia Rehabilitation Code Technical Training!

The final offering of 2016 of the Virginia Rehabilitation Code Technical Training is fast approaching! The Jack A Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy has opened additional seats for the class scheduled on November 15-17, 2016. Come learn how to interpret and apply the Virginia Rehabilitation Code to projects in the Commonwealth. In this highly interactive course, students learn by applying VRC concepts to a variety of real life situations. Don’t miss out on the last opportunity of the year to attend this highly anticipated 3-day class.

For more information or to register, visit: https://dmz1.dhcd.virginia.gov/BFR/Main/LogOn.aspx

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Webinar Coming Up: Design of Shelf Angles for Masonry Veneers

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
11 a.m.-noon

Anchored masonry veneer wall systems are commonly used throughout North America in residential, commercial and institutional construction. These exterior masonry veneers are non-load-bearing and are usually assumed to be little more than an exterior finish of building envelope. Using prescriptive design methods, masonry veneer can be supported vertically by foundations for heights less than 30 feet, or supported by the building frame for taller structures. The purpose of this presentation will to present a design methodology for the vertical support of masonry veneers under the current building code provisions, especially in light of the increasing cavity width being specified for higher prescriptive insulation levels. The course is encouraged for architects, engineers, building code officials, general contractors, masons and MAMA members. Continuing Education Credit Hours will be provided. Certificates after completion of the course. The course is free to attend.

W. Mark McGinley, Ph.D, PE, FASTM Professor and Endowed Chair for Infrastructure Research, Civil and Environmental Engineering, J.B. Speed School of Engineering University of Louisville

Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Masonry Association (MAMA)
To register or for more information, click here: Webinar – Design of Shelf Angles for Masonry Veneers.

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NEMA Guidance for Hurricane Hermine

Torrential rains and widespread flooding are expected throughout Virginia as a result of Hurricane Hermine.  The storm is expected to continue moving northeasterly throughout the day with impacts from the storm continuing through next Wednesday.  Power outages and downed power lines should be expected.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has the information and resources you can rely on before, during and after a storm.  This includes tips for preparing your home and workplace, electrical safety during a storm and guidance on restoring your electrical systems affected by wind, rain or flooding.  Be prepared, have a plan, and stay informed.  

NEMA’s Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment

NEMA’s After the Storm Strategies

NEMA’s Guidance on Downed Power Lines

NEMA’s Disaster Recovery Guidance

NEMA Evaluation Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment

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ICC Call for Committees

ICC-HeaderimageICC is accepting applications for various opening in the governing committees for each of the six membership councils. In addition to the existing membership councils, there is a special call for a new council that will be known as the Emerging Leaders Membership Council. This council will focus on the needs of the next generation of code professionals, focusing on communication and interaction preferences methods.  More information can be found at http://www.iccsafe.org/membership/councils-committees/call-for-councils-and-committees/.

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Introducing the Snap Series

JackP_VBCAThe Jack A Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy has announce its newest online training, the Snap Series. The Snap Series are free, short  and interactive training courses offered through the VBCA Knowledge Center on topics of interest or relevance regarding code, code enforcement, code administration or subjects trending in the industry today. All Snap Series trainings qualify for DHCD continuing education and may qualify for ICC preferred-provider continuing education credit.

As with all the courses on the VBCA Knowledge Center, you can complete a Snap Series program during a time and location convenient to you, and they are available to anyone who is registered on the VBCA Knowledge Center website. After logging in, simply enter “Snap Series” or enter the name of the course in the search field at the top right of the page.

Forgot your user ID or password? Simply click the “Forgot Login ID” or “Forgot Password” link to have that information emailed to you.

New to the VBCA Knowledge Center? Click the “Register” button at the top of the page.

For more information or for help with the Knowledge Center, contact the Virginia Building Code Academy office at vbca@dhcd.virginia.gov or (804) 371-7180.

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Virginia Rehabilitation Code Technical Training

On May 11-13, the Jack Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy (JPVBCA) conducted the dry run of its three-day Virginia Rehabilitation Code Technical Training. An invited panel of code experts representing a variety of localities from across the state attended as students and evaluators while our anticipated instructional team taught the class for the first time.  The valuable feedback gleaned from the process is already being incorporated into the program for delivery to a live audience at the course pilot on June 28-30.  DHCD is going to great lengths to ensure the program is accurate, engaging and applicable for code officials and plan reviewers, as well as others in Virginia’s code enforcement community.  JPVBCA is very excited to release this program into its ongoing training schedule with seats available in the November class. For more information or to register, visit thttps://dmz1.dhcd.virginia.gov/TASO/TASOMain/Logon.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fTASO%2fTASOTCO%2fDefault.aspx.

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