Archive | March 2018

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Kidde Recalls Smoke Alarms

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:  A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers […]

Free Photovoltaic Online Training for Code Officials

Free Photovoltaic Online Training for Code Officials The PV Online Training course covers major topics of concern for field inspection and expedited permitting through seven online training modules. Topics include: Roof Mounted Arrays and Wire Management Electrical for Roof and Ground Mounted Arrays Specifics of Ground Mounted Arrays Appropriate Signage Equipment Ratings Expedited Permitting Upon […]

National Women’s History Month – ICC recognizes Chesterfield’s Teresa Gerber

The Department of Housing and Community Development is proud to share the story of this accomplished Virginia woman.  Way to go Teresa! March is National Women’s History Month. As part of this celebration, the International Code Council (ICC) is recognizing women making history in the building safety industry. Meet Teresa Gerber, Chair of the ICC Property […]

Important Safety Alert: KONE Escalator – Potential Electrical Shock Risk

KONE recently identified a potential electrical shock risk with certain KONE TravelMaster escalators.  KONE is proactively communicating this issue to technicians, the union, AHJs, service providers and others in the industry while it works to resolve the matter. Click here to view a copy of the KONE Safety Alert. Excerpt from KONE’s Safety Alert (Click […]

Emory Rodgers

It is with sadness that we share the passing of one of our industry’s great leaders. Emory Rodgers passed away on March 8, 2018 leaving behind a community that will feel his absence for some time to come. Emory’s dedication and enthusiasm for the code, the work, and the people will continue inspire all of […]