Historic Preservation Office seeks funding for 2014
The State Historic Preservation Office will hold a public meeting at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 6 in the Oklahoma History Center Classroom, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive — just northeast of the state Capitol in Oklahoma City — to provide information about the statewide preservation program and to receive input for development of the fiscal year 2014 Historic Preservation Fund application to the U.S. Department of the Interior. The office expects to receive about $830,000 from the fund to carry out its programs and operations.
Ten percent of the award is reserved for pass-through grants to Certified Local Governments. Under the National Historic Preservation Act, the preservation office is responsible for administering the federal historic preservation program in Oklahoma. The purpose of the program is to encourage preservation of the state's archaeological and historic resources for everyone's benefit.
Call 521-6249 or send an email to Betty Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org to have a “Project Suggestion Form” sent to you.
Builders reward professionalism
KINGSTON — The Oklahoma State Home Builders Association recently selected Michael Herndon of Kingston as the Certified Professional Builder of the Year, selected by his peers from a dozen nominees. The award honors the member who best represents a Certified Professional Builder beyond basic requirements.
Herndon is past president of the Southern Oklahoma Association of Home Builders, past president of the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association and was the state association's Builder of the Year in 2011.
Summit to address International Residential Code concerns
MIDWEST CITY — Oklahoma Building Summit 2013 will be Sept. 18 at Reed Center in Midwest City. The summit, sponsored by the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association, will address concerns of homebuilders as they continue working with the 2009 International Residential Code, which is being implemented across the state.
Builders will learn about framing issues, roof construction changes, concrete best practices and legal issues. As part of its continuing emphasis on energy efficiency, the summit will provide updates on energy codes and incentives. Summit details, including registration information and sponsorship opportunities, can be found at www.okbuildingsummit.com.
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