Department of Housing and Community Development

Building Safety Month Scholarship Awarded

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is excited to announce the winner of the 2017 Building Code Safety Month Scholarship Essay Contest, Meghan K. Chudasama! A rising senior at Chantilly High School in Chantilly, VA, Meghan’s essay was unanimously chosen by the contest’s selection committee. It is clear that Meghan put some […]

ICC Seeks Military Members

ICC members come from many backgrounds and contribute a wide range of knowledge and expertise to the Building Safety Profession. ICC believes that understanding the background of their members will help them to better meet your needs. This includes those who have proudly served or have loved ones who have served our country in the […]

VA Code Education Conference – 2017

VA Code Education Conference July 24-26, 2017 DoubleTree by Hilton Charlottesville This three-day conference offers a wide variety of education sessions that are sure to be of interest to anyone enforcing, developing, using the code or working in a code related industry. The education sessions will qualify for continuing education credit from DHCD and ICC […]

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 http://www.awc.org or email education@awc.org. Evaluation of Recommended Allowable Design Properties for Wood in Existing Structures (DES160) Date: Thursday, […]