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September 8, 2014. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

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Utah governor signs plan review and inspection bill.

Have you ever had a building department tell you, “That’s our policy”? In most cases, a city or town can’t have “policy” when it comes to building codes and their enforcement. If it’s not an ordinance, statute or law, chances are they are asking you to do something that may be subject to change at their whim. AIBD Professional member Sam Morgan reports, “No longer are they allowed to just bully builders, designers, architects by saying something is required there.  If they can’t prove it from written policies, they can’t enforce it.”

S.B. 184 was signed into law on March 29, 2014 by Governor Gary Herbert. In Summary, the new law requires the following from all cities, towns, counties, etc:

  1. Building Inspections must be completed within 3 days of request.
  2. Certificates of Occupancy may not be withdrawn once issued.
  3. All deficiencies noted on plans being reviewed or construction being inspected must be accompanied by a specific reference to the building code or city, county, town ordinance requiring such item.

CLICK HERE to view the full text of the bill.

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hand working businessCalifornia plan review bill dies in committee

California Assembly bill AB 2192, introduced by Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez in February, set out to establish a 5-year pilot project allowing three building departments to create and implement a program whereby a building permit may be issued upon submission of plans prepared by an architect and reviewed by another unaffiliated architect. The bill passed the Assembly in late May and was referred to the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing. On Friday one of Ms. Melendez’s staff members confirmed the bill has died in committee.

Under existing law, the building department of every city or county is required to enforce the provisions of the State Building Standards Code, the State Housing Law, and the other rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to that law pertaining to, among other things, the erection, construction, reconstruction, or repair of apartment houses, hotels, or dwellings. Existing law permits the governing body of a local agency to authorize its enforcement agency to contract with or employ a private entity or persons on a temporary basis to perform the plan-checking function. Existing law, when there is excessive delay in checking plans and specifications submitted as part of an application for a residential building permit, requires the local agency, upon the applicant’s request, to contract with or employ a private entity or persons temporarily to perform the plan-checking function, as specified.

CLICK HERE to view the full text of the bill.

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Richard Perrone, Perrone Construction
Sarasota, Florida

2014 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award winners announced

After carefully reviewing and judging more than 200 impressive entries, AIBD Corporate member Integrity (from Marvin Windows and Doors) is proud to honor six deserving winners in the 2014 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award program.

Additionally, Innovative Ultrex Technology Meets Historic Architectural Accuracy by Brad Abell of Vincent Abell Contracting (Louisville, Ky.) was named the People’s Choice based on voting by the general public.

View the 2014 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award winners >>

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More events ahead.

Looking into 2015…

  • March 6-8, 2015 – AIBD North Carolina/South Carolina Annual Conference, North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • March 25-27, 2015 – AIBD California Annual Conference, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
  • August 3 – 6, 2015 – AIBD National Convention and Interactive Conference on Residential Design, Providence, RI

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Member renewal