The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 2021 Home Structure Fires Report found that more than one-quarter of reported fires occur in home environments. And, during a five-year period, there were…
Articles from April 2023
U.S. President Proclaims May 2023 as National Building Safety Month
For the third year in a row, United States President Joe Biden proclaimed May 2023 as National Building Safety Month.
For the third year in a row, United States President Joe Biden proclaimed May 2023 as National Building Safety Month. President Biden’s Building Safety Month proclamation recognizes the professionals who…
From the Field: 7 Things Code Inspectors Wish Homeowners Knew
Code inspectors and local building departments can be valuable resources to homeowners who are looking to ensure that all building codes and safety regulations are being followed.
Owning a house is a big responsibility, and it is important to ensure your home is safe and up to code – not just for yourself and your family, but…
International Code Council Chapter Hosts Annual School of Instruction Event
During the banquet dinner, Code Council Immediate Past President Cindy Davis administered the oath of office to all newly elected officers of the VPMIA chapter.
The Virginia Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors Association (VPMIA), International Code Council Chapter, held their 60th annual VPMIA 2023 Annual School of Instruction in Charlottesville, VA, from April 4-7, 2023. The…
Leslie Chapman-Henderson Honored with NHC’s 2023 Neil Frank Award
Chapman-Henderson is the first woman to receive the Neil Frank Award, which is the NHC’s highest honor
The National Hurricane Conference (NHC) is the nation’s premier conference for hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation training and education. NHC serves as a national forum for federal, state and…
Updated Rainwater Harvesting Standard: Conserving Water for the Long Run
Changes to this edition include updates to referenced standards, added definitions for different system types, changed filtration requirements for UV disinfection systems, and revisions to equations in Annex C.
Rainwater harvesting systems have been used to provide precious water resources to areas where water is scarce and to conserve water in parts of the world where the growing population…