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

Richard Witt recipient of 2016 Code Official of the Year Award

Rick Witt, Building Official from Chesterfield County is this year’s recipient of the 2016 Gerald H. Jones Code Official of the Year Award and was presented to him at this year’s ICC Annual Conference held in Kansas City. The International Code Council Gerald H. Jones Code Official of the Year Award is given to an […]

Water Reuse eLearning/Snap Series Course Now Available

The Jack A. Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy (VBCA) is pleased to announce the release of a new online continuing education course: “Water Reuse – Nonpotable Water Systems”. This course is the latest installment in the VBCA’s Snap Series,  which are free, short, and interactive online courses offered through the VBCA Knowledge Center. This eLearning program will […]

ICC Congratulates Virginia’s Department of Housing and Community Development

ICC recognized Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development’s recent honor at the State’s 18th Annual Innovative Technology Symposium for its employment of an ICC’s Cloud-Based System for Code Development. The Department of Housing and Community Development was honored at the 18th annual Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) for developing cdpVA, an online […]