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									   Partners in Building
          Safety


Realtors and Building Officials
Partners in Building Safety
• Areas of common interest:
   – Safety in buildings
   – Sanitation in buildings
   – Customer Satisfaction
   – High Quality Professional Reputation
   – Partnership to achieve common goal
   – Maintain property values
• Realtor’s Interests?
   – Timely Response to requests for assistance
   – Accurate information upon request
• Building Official’s Interests?
   – Timely Response to requests for assistance
   – Accurate information upon request
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   Partners in Building Safety
• Virginia Uniform Statewide Building
  Code
  – Adopted throughout the state through the
    Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code
    (VUSBC)
  – Adopts by reference the International
    Series of Codes
     • IRC, IBC, IPC, IMC, IFGC, etc
  – Differences based on geography or climate
  – Enforced at the City, County or Town
     • Local Building Official
         – Permit Technicians
         – Plans Examiners
         – Inspectors
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 Partners in Building Safety
• General requirements for a
  permit?
  –   Application
  –   Site plan
  –   FEMA form (if applicable)
  –   Construction Plan (Blueprints)
        •   Floor Plan
        •   Foundation Plan
        •   Structural Plan
        •   Elevation Views
        •   Details of Connections
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Partners in Building Safety
– Permit Costs
   • Varies by Jurisdiction
   • Varies according to the type of work and the
     valuation of the work
   • The VUSBC allows, through legislative approval,
     for localities to charge fees to pay for the
     administrative costs of the review and inspection




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– Permit Procedures
   • Applicant has idea for construction
   • Applicant either draws plan or hires architect
   • Applicant hires contractor or will do the work
     himself
   • Contractor or owner apply for permit (contractor
     must meet State license requirements)
       – Plans are submitted for review
           – If plans are deficient, we ask for more
             information
       – Plans are stamped: APPROVED
   • Permit is issued to the applicant
   • Contractor or owner begins work
   • Contractor or owner call for periodic inspections
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– Inspection Procedures
  • Contractor or owner call for periodic
    inspections
      – Footing inspection with reinforcement
      – Foundation inspection
      – Pre concealment Concrete
      – Structural members or fasteners before
        concealment
      – Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing systems
        before concealment
      – Energy conservation material (insulation)
      – Final Inspection
  • A Certificate of Occupancy is issued usually
    within 48 hours of final inspection
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 Partners in Building Safety
• Major differences in application of the Code
  between jurisdictions?
  – Virginia is a Dillon-Rule State…so, there shouldn’t be
    any except those due to geography, weather or
    climate:
      • Wind speed:
             – Virginia Beach 110 mph wind speed
             – Norfolk & Chesapeake 100 mph wind speed
• Procedures may vary across jurisdictions
   – Permit procedures
   – Plan Review time
   – Inspection routine

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 Partners in Building Safety
• How to reach us?
  – Norfolk: Lynn Underwood, CBO
     • 664-6511 office
     • 641-7275 cell
  – Chesapeake: Pat Hughes, CBO
     • 382-6018 office
  – Virginia Beach: Cheri Hainer, CBO
     • 385-4211 office


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Partners in Building Safety
– Upcoming changes in the
  building safety world?
   • 2009 adoption in Virginia
     scheduled for Fall, 2010
           – Significant changes that may (or
             may not) be adopted
               – Residential sprinklers one and
                 two family dwellings and
                 townhomes.
               – Energy efficiency requirements
                 are increased around
                 20%...more in next code cycle!
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Partners in Building Safety

 – Important topics that are emerging
   in this profession:
   • Green Building
       – ICC - National Green Building Standard
       – ICC – International green Construction
         Code
       – USGBC – LEED
       – Southface - Earthcraft
   • Gray water
   • Hydrogen – Fuel Cells
   • Solar photovoltaic
   • International Outreach
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Partners in Building Safety
– Your Questions?




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