Archive | April 2013

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Input and Ideas Needed

For the last two code cycles, DHCD has negotiated with the International Code Council (ICC) to publish the Virginia amended codes.  We will begin those negotiations again, and we need your input. In addition to the printed material, what tools would help you do your job?  Whether from a compliance, design or construction standpoint, today’s […]

2012 Code Cycle Update

The 2012 Code Cycle is half way through the process. Approximately 97 changes have already been approved by the Board of Housing and Community Development (BHCD) Codes and Standards Committee. Those changes will be incorporated into the base code documents and will be before the full Board of Housing for consideration at their meeting on […]

DHCD Director recently awarded honorary member of VPMIA

DHCD Director Bill Shelton was recently honored as an honorary member of the Virginia Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors Association (VMPIA) at their 50th Annual School of Instruction dinner held in Richmond. Honorary members can be those who are not members of the association, but have made significant contribution to promoting the objectives of VPMIA. Shelton […]

Roanoke receives exemplary BCEGS grade

The city of Roanoke recently was assigned a Building Code Effectiveness Grading schedule (BCEGS) grade of one, an exemplary commitment to building code enforcement. The evaluation was performed on Dec. 28, 2012, which is done every five years. According to ISO, the BCEGS program assigns each municipality a BCEGS grade of 1 (exemplary commitment to […]

ICC 2013 Committee Action Hearing Group B Codes coming up this month in Dallas

On April 21-30 in Dallas, Texas, you will have the opportunity to be heard in the code development process. As a building safety professional, your participation in the hearings will help lead to safer construction, saved lives and reduced property losses. Hearing participants will consider proposed code changes to the following (Group B) codes: Group B […]

Celebrate Building Safety Month in May

  Founded by the International Code Council (ICC), Building Safety Month (BSM) is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May. Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign offered each year to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the […]