Archive | February 2017

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Code Official Numbers on the Decline

Those in the code safety profession have long known that an aging workforce is an issue.  The recent article in Builder Magazine shares that concern.  Read the full article here.

Amusement Device Reminder for VA Building Officials

Amusement Device Reminder for VA Building Officials

The warm weather is fast approaching which means carnivals, fairs and family fun. Building Officials play a major unsung role in these family times. It is important to know that the local Building Department is responsible for the inspections of Amusement Devices, whether performed by certified Building Deparment employees or an approved third party. Only […]

Technical Review Board Interpretation

At the January meeting of the Virginia State Technical Review Board, the Board heard a request for an interpretation on Section 305.2.9 Clear zone of the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) referenced by the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC). The general question was whether or not this section required a three foot setback […]

Upcoming American Wood Council education events

In this week’s WoodPost  the American Wood Council announced two upcoming webinar  events along with a number of eCourses open to all. Registration is complementary and ICC and DHCD continuing education hours are available.  For  more information visit the American Wood Council at or email Evaluation of Recommended Allowable Design Properties for Wood in Existing Structures (DES160) Date: Thursday, […]