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 […]

Engaging Code Officials Early Streamlines the Building Process

A recent article in Retrofit online magazine shines the spotlight on early involvement of the building department and code officials in the economic development process. A recent white paper produced by the National Council on Building Codes and Standards at the National Institute for Building Sciences challenges that model and looks at shifting the paradigm. […]

DHCD Welcomes New Staff

The Division of Building and Fire Regulation (BFR) welcomes three new members to the team: Holly Squares recently joined BFR as the new Administrative Assistant.  Holly will provide administrative support to the Deputy Director and other BFR staff and will be the primary contact for amusement device inspection stickers.  Prior to joining DHCD, Holly was […]

JPVBCA is pleased to announce the Train the Trainer graduating class of 2017!

The Jack A. Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy (VBCA) has recently concluded its 2017 Train the Trainer program and we want to share our excitement in growing the VBCA instructor team. Twelve individuals from various localities and affiliations were selected to participate based on identified subject needs as well as recommendations from subject matter experts or […]

VBCOA 2017 Annual Conference

The 88th annual Virginia Building and Code Officials Association conference was held on October 14-17th in Virginia Beach with an attendance of 237, the largest conference in several years.  The education program offered a variety of enriching and informative sessions on topics ranging from leadership development to residential elevator inspection as well as the added […]