At the March 16, 2021 meeting of the Board of Directors and Officers, a Proclamation for designating May 2021 as Building Safety Month was approved. Building Safety Month is an international campaign to raise awareness about building safety. Please visit the International Code Council website to learn more click here.
Click on the following link to view the ICC Government Relations Monthly Update – March 2021.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Click the following link for the instructions. pdf CE-200 Form Instructions for Home Owners (137 KB)
Listed below are links to ICC ES Reprts for I-joist as they pertain to the membrane protection per R302.13.
Barrette Structural (OJ Open Web Joists)
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.
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
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:
Sample NOTICE OF UTILIZATION OF TRUSS TYPE CONSTRUCTION
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.
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