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January 2019 – We are pleased to report the following successful training certifications that will allow our inspectors to maintain services during normal absences and vacations.

  • Ron Herfurth earned the Commercial Building Plans Examiner and Commercial Building Inspector certifications
  • Scott Clough received certification for Commercial Plumbing Inspection
  • Nathan Lawson earned Commercial Electrical Inspector certification
  • Katherine Grove received NFPA 99 certification

Congratulations to each of you!

December 2018 – Robert Waite, Review Unit Managing Architect, was appointed to the International Code Council (ICC) Evaluation Services Committee, which evaluates whether new and innovative building products, methods, and materials comply with code requirements. Congratulations to Bob on his role in the International Building Code organization, evaluating new building products for safety and compliance with the code!

October 2018 – Most of the Reviewers attended sessions relevant to their disciplines during the week-long International Code Council’s Annual Conference, conveniently held in Richmond, VA this year.

September 2018 – The 2015 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code took effect on September 4th, 2018. The changes from the 2012 Code were significant and required all UBO reviewers to attend mandatory training in order to maintain their certifications and develop the skills needed to apply 2015 regulations to all new projects.