During an “Influencing Codes and Licensing in Your State and Local Area” panel discussion, UAC members were encouraged to remain involved to make sure their interests are represented. Panelists reminded UAC members that in some cases, contractors have relaxed after having their preferred code adopted, only to have that code circumvented by subsequent adoption of a building or energy code.
Sid Cavanaugh of the United Association (UA) facilitated the panel discussion. Other panelists were Raymond B. Bizal, P.A., regional manager of the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Building Code, and Linden Raimer, southeast regional director of codes for the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.
Other Unity Meeting seminars dealt with getting started in residential construction, contemporary labor negotiations, and an update regarding the UAC’s educational initiatives.
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Publication date: 04/08/2002