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CAAK Newsletter - Issue #18-02-15
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February 2015
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Code Administrators Association of Kentucky
2015 - A NEW ERA BEGINS
Above-ICC Rep, Corey Roblee
receives Patron of the Year
from retired ICC Rep. John
Payne
Above/center-newly elected
2015 Officers and Board of
Directors.
Center-ICC Vice-President
Cash Olszowy pins President
elect Jeff Camp
Above/right-George Pate of
Louisville receives Code Administrator of the Year
Below– Past President Ron
Hampton addresses membership
Below-President elect Jeff
Camp shares a gift with ICC
Vice-President Cash Olszowy
ICC and STATE of KENTUCKY News
President’s Message
I hope the 2015 New Year finds all of you in good health and
spirit. I hope that each and every one of you had a wonderful
Christmas and are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead
in 2015. As I stated during the Annual Business Meeting, there
has never been a better time than the present to be a member
of CAAK. We have many great opportunities ahead of us this
year.
We will again be sponsoring the One Day KRC Educational
Classes during late February to early March that will span from
Morehead to Paducah and from Northern Kentucky to Bowling Green, as well as several cities in between. The 2015 Spring Conference is April 19th – 22nd at Kentucky Dam Village.
We will be participating with the State’s AIA Association and the Kentucky Department of
Housing, Buildings and Construction hosting the mid-June training classes. The 2015 Fall
Conference will be October 11th – 14th in Bowling Green.
Furthermore, I would like to congratulate, Alex “Cash” Olszowy on becoming Vice President
of ICC; Jeff Bechtold on becoming a Director of ICC; Gary Feck on becoming Acting Commissioner of the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction; Ambrose Wilson IV on becoming Secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet; George Pate on becoming the recipient
of the 2014 Code Administrator of the Year award and Corey Roblee on becoming the recipient of the 2014 John Payne Patron of the Year award. All of these men have been instrumental to the enormous success that CAAK achieved during 2014. Their leadership and example help CAAK’s current board sustain the winning direction that has been set before us.
Lastly, I would like to close by challenging each of you. Let’s all try to be the best that we
can be this year. Be a better husband or wife. Be a better father or mother. Be a better son
or daughter. Be a better friend. Listen more, love more, laugh more, care more, volunteer
more, serve more, and simply give more this year than you ever have before.
God Bless,
Jeff Camp
President
ICC and STATE of KENTUCKY News
Past President’s Message
2014 was an exciting year for CAAK, with our own Alex “Cash”
Olszowy advancing to the office of ICC Vice-President and the
election of Jeff Bechtold to the ICC Board of Directors. CAAK has
several members serving on ICC Committees, Task Groups and
Membership Councils. We have also been blessed to host the
2016, 2017 & 2018 ICC Code Hearings in Louisville. Our Members
secured, forwarded and had posted to the ICC Website over 26
Building Safety Month Proclamations, leading the nation for the
second year in a row.
Our Members in the City of Ashland continued the “Repair Affair” Project for the Fourteenth Consecutive Year, serving the needs of the elderly, low income and disabled owners with repairs to their homes. Our Members in the City of Louisville worked hard to over-come the blight of neighborhoods with securing and beautifying
vacant properties. Our Members in the City of Paducah served the Community for the
Third Year with a Free One Day, Workshop for Electrical, Building and Fire Service Professionals.
Our Members in the Northern Region of the Commonwealth held their Annual Skeet
Shoot to fund the NKBIA Scholarship Fund. Our Members were involved in the review and
recommendation of the 2013 KRC / KBC Code Adoption. Our Board of Directors increased
all Four of the Scholarship Awards to $1,000.00 each, up dated our website and represented CAAK at the KLC Conf., KACO Conf., Shelbyville Career Day, Single Family Advisory
Comm., Board of Housing, Tennessee Building Officials Annual Conference, ICC Memphis
Code Hearings and the ICC ABM in Fort Lauderdale. Not to mention that CAAK held the
Annual Two 2 & ½ Day Conferences, Ten One Day KRC Classes and partnered with AIA for
Classes through-out the State.
These are just a few of the examples of our CAAK Members service to our organization
and the public we serve. As we continue to Raise the Profile of the Building Code Professional in Kentucky, I encourage all of our members to get involved with your ICC Chapter
in 2015.
As Always, Thank You for your Service, Be Safe and God Bless!
Ron Hampton
ICC and STATE of KENTUCKY News
ICC-ES reports ensure structural integrity of solar installations.
With the rapid growth of the installation of solar panels in commercial and residential properties across the country, it
is important to know what products you are approving. For instance, ICC-ES recently issued ESR-3744 to Quick
Mount PV Roof Mounts for roof mounts QMSE, QMSE-LAG, QMSC-LAG and QMLC-LAG. These are mounting
brackets used to attach solar panel mounting systems to the wood framing of roofs with asphalt shingle or wood shake
roof coverings. The products were evaluated for their structural and waterproof properties to the 2012, 2009 and 2006
International Building Code and International Residential Code.
ICC-ES reports ensure structural integrity of solar installations.
With the rapid growth of the installation of solar panels in commercial and residential properties across the country, it is important to
know what products you are approving. For instance, ICC-ES recently issued ESR-3744 to Quick Mount PV Roof Mounts for roof
mounts QMSE, QMSE-LAG, QMSC-LAG and QMLC-LAG. These are mounting brackets used to attach solar panel mounting systems to the wood framing of roofs with asphalt shingle or wood shake roof coverings. The products were evaluated for their structural and waterproof properties to the 2012, 2009 and 2006 International Building Code and International Residential Code. ICCES reports ensure structural integrity of solar installations.
With the rapid growth of the installation of solar panels in commercial and residential properties across the country, it is important to
know what products you are approving. For instance, ICC-ES recently issued ESR-3744 to Quick Mount PV Roof Mounts for roof
mounts QMSE, QMSE-LAG, QMSC-LAG and QMLC-LAG. These are mounting brackets used to attach solar panel mounting systems to the wood framing of roofs with asphalt shingle or wood shake roof coverings. The products were evaluated for their structural and waterproof properties to the 2012, 2009 and 2006 International Building Code and International Residential Code.
Significant Changes to the 2015 International Residential Code
The requirement for one habitable room with a minimum floor area of 120 square feet has been removed from the
code. A 70-square-foot minimum area now applies to all habitable rooms as the smallest acceptable size for occupants
to move about and use the habitable space as intended. Proponents of minimalist living have advocated smaller dwellings (tiny houses) to reduce environmental impact and provide for lower living costs. These dwellings are intended to
allow for a minimalist lifestyle that doesn't demand large volumes of living space.
Renew your ICC Membership automatically from one year to the next when you sign up for ICC’s Auto-Renewal Membership program. Auto-Renewal gives you peace of mind that you’ll always have access to your Membership benefits.
An issue came up in a local jurisdiction concerning first time build outs in a new shell building. Here is an interp email from George Mann. I ran this by Phil and we are still viewing this
the same as the attached email from George. If you have a first time tenant wherein they are
doing the first install of mechanical, lighting, bathrooms, demising walls, etc… the tenant drawings would require a design professional if the building did, regardless of the size of the tenant
space. If the tenant space is altered or renovated for a different tenant at a later date, the design professional requirements are based on the size of the tenant space as permitted in the
exception of Section 122.1, 2013 KBC.
The new 2013 KBC and 2013 KRC clean-ups became effective October 1, 2014. Items such as the 2012 International
Energy Code is now in effect. The 2013 KRC will continue to enforce the 2009 IECC. The 2012 IECC was effective October 1, 2014 for the 2013 KBC only.
The 2014 NEC became effective for both codes effective October 1, 2014.
*Please see printable changes on the Department of Housing, Building and Construction website at dhbc.ky.gov
CAAK News
PERSON OF INTEREST - JOE PARSONS OF MOREHEAD
“I started in Ashland in 2001 moving to Morehead in 2005. Hard to believe
Fourteen years have passed. I became a member of CAAK shortly after 2001.
And yes, I am an ICC member but let time get away and I did not get to vote.”
“My official title is City Planner, Inspector and ABC Administrator. Any who
has worked in a small jurisdiction knows you inherit any title associated with land
use and enforcement. I deal with future Planning (planning commission staff representative) Zoning Administrator, Building Plan Review, Inspections with expanded jurisdiction granted by the Department of Housings, Buildings and Construction. ABC inspections enforcement and inspections. We have annexed 200
acres roughly and increased tax base dramatically on the North end of the City. We have written and administered a FEMA grant removing twenty homes out of the floodplain (Floodplain Administrator) . CDBG Grants
to revitalize the west end will provide quality energy efficient homes removing substandard homes. Code Enforcement on the property maintenance end is a daily constant.”
“CAAK is invaluable especially in training and networking. Networking and discussion is an extremely
under used tool. Pressing the importance of the Building Official/Inspector in the State is priority for the future.”
“One of the biggest challenge for the average building inspector in Kentucky is politics. Politics will always play a positive or extreme negative to any Building Official (local or State level).”
“We all work for a living but getting to do something you enjoy is a blessing. I am thankful to work with so
many great dedicated professionals who keep us safe. My desire is to see our State move the bar forward and
require communities to have at a minimum a residential inspector on staff in every County. My personal
prayer is that above all else may I maintain my integrity to the end of my days.”
BEGIN PREPPING FOR BUILDING SAFETY MONTH
Now is the time to begin thinking about what you can do to celebrate Building Safety Month in your community during the month of May. Whether you are a one-person building department or an ICC Chapter, there are
lots of ways you can join together with thousands of communities across the U.S. to help individuals, families
and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe and sustainable structures. Begin prepping
for Building Safety Month.
Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign offered each year to help individuals, families and
businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system.
Building Safety Month depends on the efforts of individuals like you. ICC will provide several resources to
assist you in promoting Building Safety Month in your community. These resources will include strategies on
how to set up a Building Safety Month event, fill-in news release, a sample proclamation, kid’s activity pages,
stickers, brochures, pencils and more. Contact Ron Hampton for more information at [email protected]
2015-2016 TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
…...dedicated to
professional unified
code
enforcement……...
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Feb.– Mar.
Statewide
Residential Code Seminars
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April 12-15, 2015
Gilbertsville, KY
2015 Spring Conference
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October 11-14, 2015
Bowling Green, KY
2015 Annual Fall Conference
Code Talk is a publication of the Code Administrators Association of Kentucky, an organization of more
than 600 professionals in the code enforcement and related fields. If you do not have e-mail and wish to
receive this publication by mail, please direct comments and mailing address changes to: Jim Branham,
Executive Officer, (859) 509-6122 or [email protected] or Ron Hampton, Committee Chairman,
[email protected].
THE CAAK MISSION
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www.caak.org
CAAK’s strategic mission is to advance the professionalism of code users
by expanding CAAK’s membership base and loyalty, and by asserting the
influence of the organization upon the adoption, use and efficient and
effective enforcement of model codes. For a membership application,
contact Jim Branham at [email protected] or go to caak.org.
2015 One Day Seminars
CAAK is once again offering One-Day Continued Education during the month of February into March, throughout the
Commonwealth of Kentucky. Registration letters will soon be going out to our membership. If you have changed your
mailing address or you have not become a member of CAAK, please contact Jim Branham by email at
[email protected] or call him at (859) 509-6122
The following cities will provide the education. Your are to register and provide the location to which you plan to attend. To register download and complete this form: One Day Registration Form
February 23, 2015
MCCRACKEN COUNTY MUNICIPLE BUILDING
PADUCAH
February 24, 2015
BROTHERS BBQ RESTAURANT
MADISONVILLE
February 25, 2015
ELIZABETHTOWN POLICE STATION
ELIZABETHTOWN
February 26, 2015
BOWLING GREEN FIRE DEPARTMENT
BOWLING GREEN
February 27, 2015
HOMEBUILDERS ASSOC. OF LEXINGTON
LEXINGTON
March 2, 2015
HOMEBUILDERS ASSOC. OF LEXINGTON
LEXINGTON
March 3, 2015
MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM - BALLROOM
LOUISVILLE
March 4, 2015
MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM - BALLROOM
LOUISVILLE
March 5, 2015
CARL D. PERKINS CENTER
MOREHEAD
March 6, 2015
INDEPENDENCE SENIOR CENTER
NORTHERN KENTUCKY