June 11, 2010
This week I attended the Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board meeting in Tampa. It's one of my priorities to meet with our professional boards, which are ultimately responsible for the licensure and regulation of our customers. By meeting with our boards, I'm able to keep my finger on the pulse of what's happening in the various industries we serve, learn trends and gain insight into what we can do better.
Building code inspectors, plans examiners, and building code administrators play a crucial role in ensuring public safety. They make certain structures comply with the Florida Building Code to ensure structural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing soundness and compliance with other specifications and regulations. Whether it's a modular home, a shopping mall, an electrical system, or your home, building code licensees make sure that the public is safe.
The work of our building code licensees goes hand-in-hand with what our licensed contractors do. When a licensed contractor builds a home, works on plumbing, installs an electrical system or various other work, a licensed building code administrator must "sign off" on the job and issue a certificate of occupancy.
To draw a parallel with what we do at DBPR, many building inspectors, plans examiners, and building code administrators work for local government and are public servants, just like we are. Same as we do, they work to keep Florida's communities safe.
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