Todd Booze Chair,
Building Summit Committee
First vice president
of OSHBA Board
The 2009 IRC is here and is being enforced.
Like it or not, the 2009 IRC is the new normal and inspectors are enforcing it in the state. So whether you build in urban, suburban or rural areas, you must be compliant with the code or risk rejection with its added costs. The tracks at the Oklahoma Building Summit 2013 will give you the information to help you pass inspections.
My last blog listed the top 10 rejection areas from inspectors around Oklahoma. Building basics such as foundations, insulation, and wall/wind bracing are on that list. There have always been codes covering these areas, and the IRC has made some changes.
One of the Summit tracks, Structural Framing Walls & Roofs, will cover wall bracing, weather-resistant barriers and roof construction. The morning sessions will be repeated in the afternoon, so everyone can attend these critical presentations.
Experts from the Oklahoma Ready Mix Association will present the Foundation, Soils & Concrete Finishings track. They will cover common problems and how to avoid them, including a discussion on vapor retarder.
Mechanical systems, insulation and air barriers, HERS Rating and energy-efficiency compliance are sessions planned for the Energy Performance, Compliance, and the HERS Connection track.
The fourth track will offer sessions on various topics including the Oklahoma Uniform Building Code adoption process, common code violations and construction law warranty and tort liability.
The Summit offers sessions covering "everything you ever need to know to stay in compliance with the IRC and the law." For more details and to register, go to http://www.okbuildingsummit.com/. See you Sept. 18 at the Summit, at the Reed Center in Midwest City.
Chair, Building Summit Committee
First vice president of OSHBA Board