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Building Safety Month 2018

Another year of Building Safety Month has officially begun with the signing of a proclamation. Thank you to Governor Nathan Deal of the great State of Georgia for recognizing the importance of Building Safety by signing a proclamation promoting Building Safety Month.  Thank you to our President Mark Rice and other Board members for your continued dedication to this industry....

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Curb wall limitations

Question: Hi Karl, Our City recently prohibited the use of 3 1/2 " curb or stem wall from being used on the exterior load bearing wall of the garage.  We feel the code would require an 8" or possibly a 6" curb if that application is to be used to raise the exterior foundation and allow the slab to be sloped.  Is this correct? Answer:  No.  The 2012 IRC Section 404.1.5.2  states that the thickness is based on the wall supported.  Also, it states that the minimum actual thickness of a load bearing masonry wall shall be not less than 4 inches nominal or 3 3/8 inches actual...

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Building Inspections – White County

WHITE COUNTY Building Inspector Building Inspector with Code Enforcement 2018 White County is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Building Inspector/Code Enforcement.  This position is primarily Building Inspections and will provide some assistance in the Code Enforcement Division. ICC Residential Certifications preferred.  This position is open until filled. Complete job description and applications are available 8 am – 5 pm, Mon-Fri at the White County Commissioners Office, 1235 Helen Hwy, Cleveland, Georgia 30528 (706) 865-2235 or at www.whitecounty.net.   Successful applicant must be able to pass a background investigation, have an acceptable driving record, and drug/alcohol test.  This is a full time position offering comparable compensation and full benefits. White County is an equal opportunity employer.  Applications are subject to open records law.  ...

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Development Manager – Cobb County

Job Title DEVELOPMENT & INSPECTIONS DIVISION MANAGER Working Title DEVELOPMENT & INSPECTIONS DIVISION MANAGER Position Information This position is located in the Development and Inspections – Administration Division of the Community Development Department. Salary $66,412.55 - $106,260.08 per year Grade Code 25 Position Number 6151002 Essential Duties Plans, manages and directs the daily operations of the Development and Inspections Division. Prepares and administers annual budget, performs financial analyses of the division operations, and conducts periodic budget performance evaluations. Establishes, monitors and communicates division policies and procedures to ensure the safety conditions within buildings. Plans and implements goals, objectives, and strategies for the Division to ensure efficient use of resources, completion of work, and enforcement of County codes and ordinances. Confers with upper management to keep them informed of key issues and progress toward objectives and to gain their support and approval, and makes recommendations for needed improvements. Ensures that all codes are properly interpreted and updated regularly by submitting agenda items for review and comment to the Board of Commissioners. Deals with the concerns and complaints of homeowners and the general public, developers, builders, contractors, advisory boards and the Board of Adjustments and Appeals. Serves as the Building Official to provide code interpretation of building codes. Attends regional home builders association meetings and pre-construction meetings. Speaks in front of public groups and to respond to questions. Deals effectively with...

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Drainage fixture units?

Hey Karl, My inspector tells me I have too many drainage fixture units for a 3 inch building drain.  I am not sure what he means or how to fix it.   Question: What is a drainage fixture unit?   Answer:  2012 IPC Section 710.  A Drainage Fixture Unit (dfu) is a measure of the probable discharge into the drainage system by various types of plumbing fixtures.  Your tub/shower, toilet, laundry, Jacuzzi, mud sink, lavatory, all drain into the building drain.  The drain must be sized big enough to handle all of the water discharging to prevent it from backing up.  Each drain has a number or dfu associated with it.  Add all of the dfu's in a house to determine the building drain size.  The maximum for a 3 inch building drain would be 36 at a pipe slope of 1/8 inch of fall per...

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