Oklahoma Building Summit to take on new code

The annual Oklahoma Building Summit, presented by the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association, will address the needs and concerns of homebuilders as they continue working with the 2009 International Residential Code.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 30, 2013 at 8:19 pm •  Published: August 31, 2013
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The Oklahoma Building Summit will be Sept. 18 at Reed Center in Midwest City.

The annual summit, presented by the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association, will address the needs and concerns of homebuilders as they continue working with the 2009 International Residential Code. The code is being fully implemented across the state, but the industry still has many questions about what is required in meeting the code.

The summit will offer training sessions led by industry experts to help builders understand the various codes. When an inspector rejects a building, it is expensive in time and money, bruises the builder's reputation, and often is the result of not knowing the details of building-code requirements.

Summit details, including registration information and sponsorship listing, can be found at www.okbuildingsummit.com. Online registration ends Sept. 12, but will also take place at the door.

Topics to be covered

Many municipalities in the state have provided information about their most common inspection issues and the problems cross all trade disciplines. Using the inspection issues as a foundation, each summit track will focus on a building area, discussing code requirements for that discipline.

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