Archive | July 2013

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Certification Announcement

The Jack A Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy (JPVBCA) is pleased to now offer two new nonmandatory optional certifications as part of the comprehensive Energy Certification category. Certifications are available in the plan review and building inspection disciplines relative to the commercial energy code applications including Commercial Energy Building Inspector and Commercial Energy Plans Examiner. […]

Manufactured Housing Installers Program (MHIP) now available online

DHCD State Building Code Office (SBCO) is pleased to announce the availability of the Manufactured Housing Installers Program (MHIP) now online through the Jack A Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy Knowledge Center. Completion of this program is required for all installers of manufactured homes in Virginia prior to application for the mandatory licensure issued by […]

Amusement Device Reminder

Recent news events have focused many of us on amusement park safety and for those in the industry, on the safety regulations. This is just a reminder that the Virginia 2009 Amusement Device Regulations reinstated the twice per year inspections for permanent amusement devices. In addition, 13 VAC 5-31-75 H provides as follows: “In the […]

ICC Monthly Governmental Relations Update

The International Code Council (ICC) provides updates of pertinent ICC topics and issues that would be of interest for their governmental membership. This monthly update provides a list of brief abstracts that can be quickly consumed, and Web links are provided for more thorough information. As a courtesy, DHCD posts the updates on its website and […]

Erosion and Sediment Control Training

Effective July 1, 2013, the training and certification responsibility for Stormwater Management (SWM) and Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) has moved from DCR to DEQ.  As part of this move, DEQ has changed from a paper/check registration process to an online/credit card registration process. The course schedule of the ESC courses is available on the […]

Code Connection Spotlight is on….

Prince William County Prince William County is being showcased for the collaborative effort in creating a document for the review of Fire Rated Assemblies. The process used to develop the document, as well as the outcome, is impressive and may be of interest and benefit to others throughout the commonwealth. Kudos to everyone involved in this […]

Job opening with DHCD’s Building and Fire Regulations Division

The Senior Construction Inspector II position is currently open with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Click here to view the job description.