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2015 VBCOA Conference Highlights

The Virginia Building Code Officials Association (VBCOA) held their annual conference in mid-September with VBCOA president Sean Farrell presiding.  During the annual business meeting, Farrell introduced James K. Spore, city manager of Virginia Beach, who welcomed the VBCOA membership. Approximately 200 attendees participated in a number of interesting and relevant training sessions and informational topics.  […]

WICED of VA Board of Directors and Membership Meeting

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Chesterfield County 9800 Government Center Parkway Chesterfield, VA 23832 Please join the Women in Code Enforcement and Development of Virginia’s (WICED of VA) board of directors for their first membership meeting. Agenda will include by-law review, chapter status update, committee appointments, membership and chapter logo contest. Lunch will be […]

AIA Virginia partners with the Virginia Building Code Academy

The Virginia Building Code Academy (VBCA) seeks to bring training and education opportunities to the code enforcement community using a variety of resources.  Recently, VBCA had the opportunity to partner with American Institute of Architects (AIA) Virginia to bring training to AIA Virginia members and code officials using a webinar platform. Earlier this week, 20 people logged […]

Continuing Education Opportunity

VBCOA Region II will be bringing a one-day training on site accessibility on Wednesday, Oct. 28 for code officials, and Thursday, Oct. 29 for architects and others from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center. For registration or more information, contact Cathy Cook at (540) 558-0711. 2015 Site Accessibility Training

FREE Masonry Webinar — Next Generation of Concrete Masonry: Recent changes to codes and standards

  Thursday, October 22, 2015 11 a.m.-noon The past few years have been witness to significant changes to the design codes and standards addressing concrete masonry construction. Included in these changes are revisions to ASTM C90 for load bearing concrete masonry units that incorporates new options to allow units to be reconfigured to make the […]