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The Village of Albion is seeking candidates for the position of Code Enforcement Officer.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma,
  • Must have organizational skills, communication skills, computer skills, and the ability to type and take meeting minutes,
  • As well as either (a) Associate Degree in engineering or (b) two years of experience in construction.
  • Rate of pay based on experience.
  • Applicants must possess a valid New York State  Drivers License.
  • Applications may be picked up at the;
    Clerk's Office, 35 East Bank Street, Albion 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon.-Fri. and submitted by Oct. 13,2020.

The Town of Pittsford seeks a qualified individual for the position of Part - Time Assistant Building Inspector, for information click here

  The Town of Farmington seeks a qualified individual for the position of Code Enforcement Officer, for information click here

Please see the link below for more information on the NY Forward Phase I.

NY Forward Phase 1

[Message to our Members from the CEO and President], ICC Mome Page
For the past ten years, the Chief Executive Officer, staff and Board of Directors have worked hard to put the International Code Council in a strong position to withstand external factors that could impact the association. The association has built a resilient family of solutions for the building safety community. Even during these tough times, there are many things to celebrate, including the 40th anniversary of Building Safety Month, Building Safety Month Mat 2020.
For an overview of what the Code Council accomplished last year, view our 2019 annual report, 2019 Annual Report

COVID-19 is greater than anything that could have been anticipated, but we are happy to report that we are continuing to serve our members and clients with the products and services they need to keep our communities safe. Our visionary planning and preparations have allowed us to pivot to working remotely without interruption in our services. We are confident that your association and our industry will emerge from this crisis stronger than ever.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to answer our annual conference survey. The responses were extremely helpful as the Board of Directors contemplated the best path forward given the current climate. After much discussion and deliberation, the Board has decided not to hold a Code Council Annual Conference, Expo, and Annual Business Meeting in 2020. Given the health concerns for large gatherings, a possible resurgence of the virus in the fall, and declining budgets for many building safety departments, the Board felt this was the best decision for keeping our members and staff safe.

We know that many of you rely on our conference for your annual training needs. We are exploring ways to expand our virtual educational offerings. This month we are running a series of free webinars for Building Safety Month Fee Webinars Schedule on disaster preparedness, water efficiency, the effects of COVID-19 on our industry, and deck safety. We hope you can join us.

If you haven't already, please visit our Coronavirus Response Center, Coronavirus Response Center which has the information you need to navigate the pandemic. As many communities begin to reopen, we encourage you to check out the article, "Considerations for reopening following the COVID-19 pandemic",

Together we are making a difference in the built environment and in the safety of our communities worldwide. Thank you for your continued support of the Code Council and our important building safety mission.

Please contact our Customer Success Center team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.<mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> or 888-ICC-SAFE (888-422-7233), ext. 0, with any questions.

Greg Wheeler, CBO
Code Council Board of Directors

BUILDING NEW YORK E-BULLETIN - 2020 Advanced In-Service - Part 1 Now Available Online

The 2020 Advanced In-Service – Part 1 course (#49-0125) is currently available through the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS). Google Chrome is recommended to complete this course.

To take the class:
1. Log in to SLMS using your username and password.
2. Click on “Find Learning”
3. Search the name of the class, in this case “2020 Advanced In-Service”
4. Click on “Enroll”, then click on Submit Enrollment”
5. Click “My Learning” and then “Launch” under the class listing.
Additional information instructional videos on SLMS are available here:
(Then go to Frequently Asked Questions – Training)

The Secretary of State is requiring Certified Building Safety Inspectors (BSIs) and Certified Code Enforcement Officials (CEOs) to receive Advanced In-Service training. This mandatory training must be completed by December 31, 2020.

The Advanced In-Service training requirements are as follows:
• BSIs must successfully complete 3-hrs of training as specified below:
o 2020 Advanced In-Service – Part 1, Course #49-0125, 2-hrs Topic 1
o 2020 Advanced In-Service Exam, Course #49-0127, 1-hr Topic 1
• CEOs must successfully complete 5-hrs of training as specified below:
o 2020 Advanced In-Service – Part 1, Course #49-0125, 2-hrs Topic 1
o 2020 Advanced In-Service – Part 2, Course #49-0126, 2-hrs Topic 2
o 2020 Advanced In-Service Exam, Course #49-0127, 1-hr Topic 1

The 2020 Advanced In-Service – Part 1 course focuses on provisions contained in the 2020 Fire Code of New York State and the 2020 Property Maintenance Code of New York State. Embedded within this course are a series of questions. These questions must be correctly answered to allow learners to progress through the course. Please note that the 2020 Advanced In-Service Exam (#49-0127) is a separate requirement that must be completed.

The 2020 Advanced In-Service Exam is a self-study course that directs participants to certain administrative and enforcement requirements found in Chapter 1 of the 2020 Fire Code of New York State. Following a self-paced review of Chapter 1 of the Fire Code, course participants will be required to complete an examination of the previously reviewed material. Participants may find it beneficial to complete the 2020 Advanced In-Service Part 1 course before attempting 2020 Advanced In-Service Exam. Learners may take the exam as many times as they need to pass.

Both the 2020 Advanced In-Service Exam and the 2020 Advanced In-Service – Part 2 course will be available through SLMS within the coming weeks.

ICC Building Safety Month is a great time to inspect your deck to make sure it is safe. Deck Inspection Resources compiled by Virginia Tech Professor Frank Woeste should be helpful for accomplishing a meaningful inspection of an existing deck for occupant safety.

View the following link, pdf Deck Inspection Resources 2020 5 (805 KB)

The ICC has created a link to a survey for regarding the COVID-19 pandemic to send out to your territories as you see most appropriate during these times: Building Department Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Survey for ICC COVID-19

flboasmallpatch thumbYou are now able to renew your membership and register for the conference by filling out one form or individually.

Conference or "Membership and Conference combined",  click here.

Membership only, click here.

The 2020 Educational Conference is scheduled for March 9, 10 and 11, 2020.  FLBOA is again proud to present on-line registration for the 2020 conference.  Registration should be available in late November 2019. You will need your NY Training ID and FDID listed above.  This 3-day conference is expected, again, to be approved for 24 hours of in-service training.  Please check the FLBOA website: for additional information as it becomes available. 


Finger Lakes Building Officials Association, Inc.
C/O Andy Suveges
PO Box 1117
Penfield, NY 14526


Each week the State of New York publishes the NYS Register which contains a record of active regulatory changes, Executive Orders, notice to bidders and notices of public hearings, including variances from the provisions of the Uniform Code and the Multiple Residence Law. 

pdf December 18, 2019 NYS Uniform Code Petitions (546 KB)

pdf November 27, 2019 NYS Uniform Code Petitions (970 KB)

pdf October 2, 2019 NYS Uniform Code Petitions (1.35 MB)

pdf September 11, 2019 NYS Uniform Code Petitions (1.04 MB)

These notices can be viewed online by clicking the following link, NYS Register link. or you can check with the Town/Village clerk for a hard copy. It is important to see what challenges other code officials have in obtaining voluntary compliance and the challenges to bring older properties into compliance. Many of the requests will be presented before the Regional Boards of Review while others will be reviewed as administrative variances and granted without a public hearing.

We realize that taking a part of a day to attend a hearing may be a challenge, but we encourage you to take the time, sit in the hearing room and listen to the process and dialog as it will provide you valuable insight that you can share with one of your residents should they feel the need to request a variance.

The Board of Directors

Attached is a copy of the Senate report. To view the report click on the following link, pdf NYS Senate_final_investigative_report_code_enforcement_senator_skoufis_igo_committee (003) (4.16 MB)

Please take the time to read.  It sums up all that we have been discussing for many years, and has many proposed recommendations.

When you attend the upcoming ABM this fall, please come with suggestions on how we can keep on top of these suggestions and reach a desirable outcome.

Hopefully there will be follow-up to these recommendations.  We have all worked hard to get this attention at the State level.

The responsibility falls on our community to keep the momentum.

For current members and individuals that have signed up to receive our "Newsletters". To ensure you receive our Newsletters via email, please add "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." to your address/contact list.


 Click the following link,  pdf Code Council Meeting 12-5-2018 (54 KB)

The ICC has revised the cdpAccess online voting format and there has been some confusion when first viewing the site. Attached are revised directions for using the cdpAcces online voting that will be helpful to you and the members of your organizations. Please pass these along so that everyone who would like to vote can have a good understanding of the new format.

pdf CDP Access guide (1.60 MB)   pdf NYSBOC voting guide 11-20-2018 (1.62 MB)

BSC     DOS recently placed a number of new technical bulletins on their website.

Click here to view the bulletins.

i joist    Listed below are links to ICC ES Reprts for I-joist as they pertain to the membrane protection per R302.13.

Anthony Eacom ESR-1405)“Revised June, 2016”; Section 4.3, Figures 4-9)

Boise (Section 4.16 and Figures 8-13), Section 4.13, Figures 3-8)

International Beams

Louisiana Pacific ESR-1405; Flameblock in section 4.9)


Barrette Structural (OJ Open Web Joists)“Corrected December 2015”)

Pacific Woodtech

Roseburg“Revised April, 2016”; Section 4.9 referencesESR-1405)“RevisedJune, 2016”; Section 4.3, Figures 4-9)

Trus Joist/Weyerhaeuser“Revised March 2016”; Flak Jacket Section 4.17) PFS/TECO fire listing, Assembly FJ-2 for single family)

Also, here is the link to a post installation spray-on coating manufacturer that holds a listing related to R302.13. Keep in mind different floor joist manufacturers may have different stances regarding the use of the product on their product, so that should be addressed prior to construction.

No-Burn 3.5 and Table 4)

nysdcea logo    NY State Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS)

You can view your CEO training history using the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS). The enroll pllease click the following link: NYS Divivion of Codes SLMS page


TrussID   From the NYS Division of Building Standards and Codes:

Notice of Emergency Rule Adoption effective January 1, 2015 regarding truss type, pre-engineered wood or timber construction in residential structures. Click here to read the entire notice. The rule text is available by clicking here. (PDF format).

To view some helpful information, click on the following links: 
Truss Placard Specifications

Listed below are documents you might want to include with your office set of plans and the job site copy.
Truss Placard for floor and roof          Truss Placard for floor          Truss Placard for roof

Listed below are some distributors that we have identified. An internet search for "Truss Sign" will provide other distributors.

Art Part Signs
100 Lincoln Parkway
East Rochester, NY 14445
  PCM Signs
4671 S. Manning Rd.
Holley, NY 14470

Sign Solutions
1675 Wayneport Rd.
Macedon, NY 14502

422 Ballad Avenue
Rochester, NY 14626
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sign Guys
67 Franklin St.
Auburn, NY 13021
        Mobile Graphics
276 W. Main St.
Victor, NY 14564

        The Lettering Lounge
P.O. Box 97
6160 Rout 21
Williamson, NY 14589
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 piester ron_thumbRon Piester explains the history of the building Codes. To view the video, click here.                             

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