Archive | February 2014

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Code Conforming Wood Design Webinar Thursday, March 13, 2014 2-4 p.m. This American Wood Council presentation is based on a set of new publications summarizing allowable wood use in buildings in accordance with the International Code Council (ICC) 2012 International Building Code® (IBC®). The documents feature an overview of the design flexibilities permitted for wood in […]

2014 Amusement Device inspection course now added to schedule

The 2014 Amusement Device course has been added to the academy’s training schedule. The course will be held in Danville, Virginia on April 28-May 1. The National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Operators (NAARSO) examination will be available to participants on Friday, May 2. Examination information will be sent out to course participants in a […]

Building Codes on Mars: The next frontier

During the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) conference held last week in Washington D.C. there were some amazing projects highlighted.  Many involved highly technical projects being contracted by Federal Agencies or the construction industry.  However, one project was geared to high school students and is being piloted in Fairfax, Va. In June 2013, 40 […]

JPVBCA 2nd Annual Instructor Training and Luncheon Event

The JPVBCA held its second annual instructor training and luncheon with more than 70 instructors attending this one-day event. Seasoned and new instructors were treated to a day of learning presented by the Dale Carnegie Training. In addition, a few of our many extraordinary instructors were honored.  DHCD Deputy Director of Building and Fire Regulations […]

Continuing Education Event: Basic Inspection Skills – Electrical

  February 27, 2014 9 a.m.–4 p.m. The Greenfield Education and Training Center Botetourt County 57 S Center Drive Daleville, VA 24083 Instructor: Dan Brokaw, Combination Inspector, Roanoke County VBCOA Region II will hold the first in a series of classes called “Basic Inspection Skills. These classes will focus on the routine tasks involved in […]