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  2. Great SouthEast Shakeout

    At 10:19 a.m. on October 19, 2017, millions of people will "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" in The Great SouthEast ShakeOut, the region's largest earthquake drill ever! All businesses are encouraged to participate in the drill (or plan a more extensive exercise) and to inform the public about the drill. Major earthquakes may happen anywhere you live, work, or travel. The ShakeOut is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, your organization, and your community. Why is a "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" drill important? To respond quickly you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake before strong shaking knocks you down, or something falls on you. Millions of people worldwide have J participated in Great ', Shakeout Earthquake Drills since 2008. The Great SouthEast Shakeout is held on the third Thursday of October each year. Everyone can participate! Individuals, families, businesses, schools, colleges, government agencies and organizations are all invited to register. earthquake.pdf
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  8. The time and expertise of our volunteers are one of the most important assets of the International Code Council. Their participation in numerous ICC committees help shape the Code Council into the world-class membership organization that exists today. This “call for committee” provides another opportunity to serve. Read more View the full article
  9. The City of Tifton is accepting applications for a Building Inspector to enforce the compliance of the adopted building codes and City of Tifton Code of Ordinances. The major duties include, but are not limited to: Performs highly skilled, technical inspection work in securing compliance with building codes and related ordinances, Conducts research to obtain data and collects information relating to building codes, keeps detailed records and generates reports using the specialized software. Creates case files and maintain file details as required by departmental policy. Inputs, accesses, and retrieves information from a computer including the maintenance of records relating to cases being investigated, in the department’s internal data control system. Provides information to the public concerning ordinances; makes presentations to the general public. Minimum qualifications include the ability to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent with sufficient experience to understand the basic principles usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or similar experience for at least three years. Must possess the ability to interpret and review building, civil, site, plumbing, electrical, HVAC and other plans associated with the construction industry. Must possess, or have the ability to readily obtain the appropriate state certification for the type of inspection(s) conducted. Please send a resume and/or completed application to City of Tifton Human Resources, P. O. Box 229, Tifton, Ga. 31793. For more information, please contact Carla Cooper at 229-391-3941, email at ccooper@tifton.net, or visit the City's website at www.tifton.net. Applications may be printed from the website at www.tifton.net. View the full article
  10. 2018 ICC/ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Update, Call for Proposals and Call for Committee Members and Task Group Members ICC recently received the following communication from Home Innovation Research Labs, the ANSI Accredited Standards Developer that manages the NGBS development process. While this information is primarily intended for current NGBS committee members, note that it includes a call for three additional committee members and up to three additional task group members, with applications due by Nov. 5, 2017. Download a PDF of this announcement. We are finally ready to provide an update with specifics and actionable items. In short, we are going forward at full speed with the 2018 NGBS development. The course of action outlined below is consistent with the plan that was communicated to everybody on July 26, 2017, except proposed meeting dates have been moved. We appreciate everybody’s patience. In the end, the next Standard will be a significant step forward in providing a platform for continued growth of green construction across the country. Process and Timeline: The updated scope language has been approved by the Executive Standards Committee of Home Innovation and submitted to ANSI. The new scope is attached for your reference—it is the same language that was submitted to the Consensus Committee for feedback on May 30, 2017. We opened the Committee/Task Group application process for additional 30 days as an opportunity for those who may be interested and have expertise in mixed-use buildings and new occupancies added to the scope. We envision up to three new seats on the Consensus Committee and up to three additional Task Group positions. The deadline for new applications is November 5, 2017. We also re-opened the Proposed Change form to allow proposals related to the new expanded scope. Note that proposed changes that are unrelated to the new scope will be held until the next update cycle. The deadline for proposed changes is November 20, 2017. This deadline is for outside proposals. A separate deadline will be established for Task Groups for developing proposed changes related to the new scope. We will hold a conference call of the Coordination Task Group (TG Chairs and Vice Chairs) in October to discuss the next steps and ensure that all efforts are aligned. Luis will send out a Doodle poll to help schedule the conference call. We will hold a joint meeting of the following Task Groups (see list below) with a goal of finalizing proposed changes supporting the new scope. This meeting is planned for February 6-7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Multifamily Task Group Mixed-use/commercial space Working Group Coordination Task Group (TG Chairs) The next meeting of the full committee is tentatively planned for May of 2018. We will discuss scheduling this meeting during the Coordination Task Group call later this month. As always, all forms and up-to-date information are posted at www.homeinnovation.com/NGBS. View the full article
  11. [GACE] Cobb County Positions

    All, Cobb County has three new CE positions they need to fill. In the "files" area the job specifications are posted. If you are interested please check this great opportunity out!! View the full article
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  13. [GACE] NEXT CONFERENCE

    Does anyone know where the next Code Enforcement conference is and where? View the full article
  14. ATLANTA - Five teams competed to design and model a near net-zero energy building on an existing 43,942 square foot office and warehouse during ASHRAE's third annual LowDown Showdown Modeling Competition. View the full article
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  17. ASHRAE Calls for Papers for Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, Sept. 26-28, 2018 in Chicago View the full article
  18. Post-Hurricane Building Safety Tips

    As post-hurricane restoration efforts continue throughout the areas affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the ICC offers several building safety tips that will ensure a safe recovery. Read more View the full article
  19. ATLANTA - Reducing the ecological impact of the built environment and integrated design are featured themes in the technical program at ASHRAE's 2018 Winter Conference. View the full article
  20. Assistant Development Services Director Salary: $68,353 - $87,883/Year D.O.Q. Closes: 10/20/2017 With a population of approximately 210,000, Fayetteville is the sixth largest city in North Carolina. We are the retail, service, and medical hub of the Sandhills region of southern North Carolina and home to Ft. Bragg, America's largest Army installation, and a community steeped in history and enriched with proud tradition and military heroes. The downtown will also soon be home to a new Baseball Stadium that will house a Single A+ Minor League team of the Houston Astros. This development will also include the redevelopment of a historic hotel property into new residential and additional mixed use opportunities. Additionally, plans call for development of properties for high end apartments and a hotel. The City provides friendly service and warm hospitality that makes residents and visitors feel at home. What we are most proud of is reflected in our motto of History, Heroes, and a Hometown Feeling. The City of Fayetteville is seeking an experienced Assistant Development Services Director with outstanding leadership, customer service, communication, organizational, and presentation skills. This critical role plans, directs, manages and oversee the activities and operations of the Inspections division of the Development Services Department to include permitting, inspections (building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and housing), building plan review and code enforcement. The ideal candidate will be a results-oriented, forward-thinking leader highly skilled in customer service. Key Responsibilities include: Assist in the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned service area; interpret administrative policies. Assist in the planning, direction, and coordination, through subordinate level managers, of the work plan for inspections, permitting and code compliance. Assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate the work methods and procedures; meet with management staff to identify and resolve problems. Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures to assist the Director with allocating resources accordingly. Assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships. Identify opportunities for improvement in service efficiencies and to streamline customer service, direct and implement changes. Select, train, motivate, and evaluate departmental personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies, implement discipline and separation procedures. Participate in the development and administration of the department's budget; forecast funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as necessary within authority. Work directly with the Building Official to direct field operations and delegate assignments; analyze Inspector assignment areas for efficient inspection services. Review permitting and building plan review processes and processes and make recommendations for improving efficiencies and enhancing service delivery. Explain, justify, and defend inspection, permitting and code enforcement programs, policies, and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues. Represent the Development Services department to other city departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinate inspections, permitting and code enforcement activities with other departments and outside agencies and organizations as needed. Ensures that the highest level of customer service is established and maintained by all departmental personnel. Provide staff assistance to the City Manager's Office; participate on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; initiate, prepare and present staff reports and other communications. Key qualifications include: Minimum of ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience in overseeing municipal, or similar, services, preferably in a regulatory and/or technical compliance environment with a high level of concentration in customer service, including 5 years of administrative and supervisory responsibility Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in construction management, construction technology, civil engineering, public administration or a related field; Master's degree preferred is preferred. Proven experience in managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with strong prioritization and organizational skills. Proven experience in decision making regarding issues that are highly sensitive. Knowledge of operations, services and activities of municipal government. Knowledge of management principles and practices to analyze programs, policies, and operational needs. Knowledge of principles and practices of program development and administration. Knowledge of principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration. Knowledge of principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation. Knowledge of the relationship between federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations. High level of oral and written communication skills; excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Benefits Include · Health & Dental Insurance · Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays · Retirement · Death Benefit · Supplemental Benefits Application & Selection Process This position is open until October 20, 2017; however, the City of Fayetteville reserves the right to close the position at any time without notice. A number of applicants may be selected to participate in the selection process which may consist of a written questionnaire and on-site assessment center. An official offer will be made after the selected candidate's reference checks, background check, and academic verifications have been successfully completed. Candidates meeting minimum qualifications may view a complete job description and submit an application and resume in confidence online by visiting: http://fayettevillenc.gov/jobs The City of Fayetteville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. The City of Fayetteville reserves the right to close this job posting at any time without notice.
  21. ATLANTA - ASHRAE is proud to be an association sponsor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017, to be held Oct. 5-15 in Denver, Colo. at the 61st & Peña Station on the University of Colorado View the full article
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  23. The International Code Council honored outstanding individuals and organizations for their accomplishments and service to the Code Council and the building safety industry during the 2017 Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio, from September 10-13, 2017. Read more View the full article
  24. Download the PDF version of this News Release. For Immediate Release September 26, 2017 www.iccsafe.org Contact: Whitney Doll (202) 568-1798 wdoll@iccsafe.org Award recipients honored at 2017 ICC annual conference Individuals and organizations honored for their accomplishments and service to ICC and the building safety industry COLUMBUS, OHIO — The International Code Council (ICC) honored outstanding individuals and organizations for their accomplishments and service to the Code Council and the building safety industry during the 2017 Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio, from September 10-13, 2017. The Bobby J. Fowler Award honors the memory of the first chairman of the ICC Board of Directors who led the charge to consolidate three regional model code organizations into one association. This award is presented to a leader who demonstrates integrity, professionalism and compassion in furthering the mission of ICC. This year’s Fowler Award was presented to David Collins, FAIA, chair of the ICC Sustainability, Energy & High-Performance Building Code Action Committee and member of the Ohio Board of Building Standards. Mr. Collins is a nationally-recognized expert in codes and regulations with 40 years of experience in the industry. The Gerald H. Jones Code Official of the Year Award is awarded to an individual whose contributions advance the code enforcement profession and ICC’s mission. The award is presented in honor of the founders of the three model code organizations: Albert H. Baum, M.L. Clement and Phil Roberts. The 2017 Code Official of the Year Award was given to Becky Baker, director of building safety for Jefferson County, Colo. An honorary member of the Code Council, Becky has chaired and served on several code development and member committees and has been a governmental member of ICC since 1984. The ICC Fire Service Award is presented in honor of Robert W. Gain, a founder of the Uniform Fire Code and a prominent member of the organizations that created the International Fire Code (IFC). The award is given to a member whose professional abilities and leadership serve as an example to all fire prevention and fire protection professionals. The recipient of the 2017 ICC Fire Service Award was Gary Lewis who has served three terms as President of the New Jersey Fire Prevention and Protection Association as well as on numerous code development committees. Mr. Lewis’ unique blend of experience, expertise and knowledge has contributed significantly to the success of the IFC. The ICC Educator of the Year Award recognizes excellence in promoting professional development. The award is given in memory of Brent Snyder, a renowned Code Council educator and Past Presiding Officer, for his calm and inspiring leadership. The 2017 Educator of the Year Award was given to Bill Bracken, a nationally-recognized expert in structural engineering and disaster response. Mr. Bracken is one of the main developers of ICC’s When Disaster Strikes Institute, one of only two programs in the nation accepted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for structural assessment after a disaster. The ICC Community Service Award recognizes outstanding service that promotes public health, safety and welfare. The first recipient of the award was Women in Code Enforcement and Development (WICED) and PermitTechNation, for their partnership with Habitat for Humanity in promoting the construction of code compliant, affordable housing. The second recipient of the Community Service Award was the Building Department of the City of San Jose, Calif., for its innovative approach to community outreach and public education. The Chapter of the Year Award recognizes extraordinary performance by a chapter in promoting the goals and mission of ICC. The 2017 recipient of the Chapter of the Year Award was the Connecticut Building Officials Association for being a leading advocate on legislative issues affecting code officials and for the development of the Connecticut State Building Code. The Chapter Merit Awards recognize chapters that distinguish themselves through activities demonstrating ICC’s goals and objectives. The Maine Building Officials and Inspectors Association (MBOIA) was given a Chapter Merit Award for being a driving force for Maine’s participation in code development, legislation and policy affecting code officials and the built environment. The second recipient was the Utah Chapter for having an essential and influential role in the code development process at the state and national level for several years. The Regions Spotlight Award is presented to a regional chapter that has demonstrated strong cooperation, community service and growth. This year’s recipient was ICC Region II for its mentorship challenge and RISE UP message that serve as just two of many initiatives inspiring members and chapters to advance and embrace the ICC mission. The Meritorious Service Award is granted to an individual who has given unselfishly of time and talent in furthering the development of ICC codes and standards. The recipient of the 2017 Meritorious Service Award was David Cook who has served for 15 years as Chief of the Building Codes Bureau at the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. Mr. Cook has been active in national code development activities for more than two decades and has advanced safety in the built environment through innovative leadership and collaboration with stakeholders from all sectors of the industry. The National Leadership in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the growth and enhancement of codes or public policy espousing the principles of the ICC Sustainability Membership Council and the Institute for Market Transformation. Two awards are presented: one is awarded to a state or local government entity, and the other is presented to an individual in regulation, industry or design. The first recipient of the 2017 award was the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). PNNL’s customized code analyses for energy efficiency and cost impact in residential and construction are regularly cited by states and jurisdictions across the country when adopting or updating energy codes. The second recipient this year was Osama Younan, chief sustainability officer for the Los Angeles Department of Building Safety. Mr. Younan led the development of the Los Angeles Green Building Codes and created the Department’s Green Building Division. ICC congratulates all of this year’s award recipients. ### About the International Code Council The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes. View the full article
  25. Code Compliance Officer The City of Johns Creek has an immediate opening for a Code Compliance Officer. For more information about the role and to submit your qualifications, go to: www.johnscreekga.gov/hr/#openings and click on "Code Compliance Officer" to follow the link to the online posting. To be considered, you must submit your information online following the link found on the City's Current Openings webpage. Please note that resumes or any other information delivered by email, mail, or in-person will not be considered by the City in our initial review of your qualifications in fairness to other potential candidates. The Code Compliance Officer is a non-exempt position reporting to the Chief Code Compliance Officer. The purpose of the role is to ensure that all building, land use, and related codes adopted by the City of Johns Creek are understood and fairly enforced. The Code Compliance Officer works Monday through Friday, and some overtime will be required during evenings and occasionally on weekends. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Code Compliance Officer is responsible for performing inspections and enforcement of codes and ordinances including nuisance abatement, property maintenance, housing; signs and noise. The Code Compliance Officer investigates issues and ensures compliance with laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to general municipal codes. The following duties are representative of the range of duties performed under this job classification. Enforces the City’s regulations regarding Code Compliance Assists with special studies when directed by the Community Development Director, City Manager, or City Council which may require field inspection of various sites In the absence of the Community Development Director, may be required to attend conferences, public hearings, and professional meetings regarding the department’s code functions Assists with public information speaking engagements to civic groups, homeowners associations and other similar groups on Code Enforcement policies, procedures, codes, and ordinances Inspects and performs both periodic and follow-up inspections of new and existing buildings and occupancies Issues notices, fines, and citations while ensuring that violations are properly documented by taking photographs, samples or other evidence and maintains proper chain of custody Forwards cases to the City Attorney and/or District Attorney's office for review and action, and testifies, as needed, in legal proceedings Manages caseload and prioritizes all tasks received Other duties as assigned MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED One to three years’ experience in code compliance/enforcement Or, any equivalent combination of education and experience Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, using the English with impeccable grammar Ability to read and understand materials written in English Experience with MS Office computer applications Must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license Must have at least five years of good driving history PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Associates degree in Fire Technology, Environment Studies, Chemistry, Law Enforcement, Construction Technology, Public Administration or a closely related field Bilingual Ability to understand legal descriptions and boundary maps of real property Ability to interpret maps and plans and analyze technical information related to municipal code enforcement Knowledge of principles and techniques of inspection and roles of various agencies involved in municipal code enforcement regulatory processes Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations, and ordinances related to municipal code enforcement Experience working in a public-private partnership Experience working with elected officials and municipal executive staff PAY: The Code Compliance Officer starting pay will be competitive and commensurate with the chosen candidate’s qualifications and experience. Starting pay is expected to fall between $20.43 and $23.27/hour. The City of Johns Creek also offers an attractive benefits package, including health benefits, retirement, and paid leave. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The City of Johns Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, or any other class or status protected by law. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. View the full article
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    2018 ICC Board of Directors: left to right, 1st row: Cindy Davis; CEO, Dominic Sims; Past President, Dwayne Garriss; President, Jay Elbettar, Vice President, Bill Bryant; Sec. Treasurer Greg Wheeler. 2nd row: Michael Wich; Tom Peterson; Donny Phipps; Brenda Thompson; Jeff Bechtold; David Spencer; Alan Boswell; 3rd row; Stuart Tom; Jerry Mallory; Mike Boso; Shirley Muns; Jim Brown and Kris Bridges.
  28. ICC Evaluation Service has been transitionally approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the WaterSense program as a licensed certifier of spray sprinkler bodies. Read more View the full article
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