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DEVELOPERS of shoddy buildings face being jailed for two years under new ... - Irish Independent

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 05:13

Irish Independent

DEVELOPERS of shoddy buildings face being jailed for two years under new ...
Irish Independent
"The new regulations represent one of the most significant efforts to strengthen the country's building control system since the introduction of the original building regulations over 20 years ago," RIAI director John Graby said. The move comes as the ...
Hogan unveils new building regulationsIrish Times
New Measures Announced For Control Of Building ProjectsBuild.ie

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Watertown, city firefighters at legal odds over building inspections - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:05

Watertown, city firefighters at legal odds over building inspections
WatertownDailyTimes.com
The city of Watertown and its firefighters' union could be headed toward a legal showdown over who conducts fire inspections on commercial buildings. The city has filed a state Supreme Court petition asking that a judge permanently stay a demand for ...

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Inspector Develops Information Booklets On Building Codes, Permits - The Missourian

Wed, 04/03/2013 - 23:45

Inspector Develops Information Booklets On Building Codes, Permits
The Missourian
A magazine rack that adorns the lobby of the new government center is filled with booklets telling residents and builders what they need to know before the building inspector arrives. Bill Davis, building inspector, developed the booklets combining old ...

Jersey City inspectors to check on troubled Pearsall Ave. building today - The Jersey Journal - NJ.com

Wed, 04/03/2013 - 07:16

Jersey City inspectors to check on troubled Pearsall Ave. building today
The Jersey Journal - NJ.com
Inspectors from several city departments descended on the five-unit building at 150 Pearsall on Monday and ordered the owner, Divindra Sewnarine, to have a plumber immediately deal with sewage that was backing up into the basement and other issues at ...

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County fire inspectors oppose move to building department - KTNV Las Vegas

Wed, 04/03/2013 - 00:03

County fire inspectors oppose move to building department
KTNV Las Vegas
Clark County commissioners voted 4-3 on Tuesday to transfer supervision of the Fire Prevention Bureau from the fire chief to the building department director. The move is expected to impact 42 inspectors who will eventually relocate from individual ...
County moves fire inspectors into Building DepartmentLas Vegas Sun

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Rental properties failing inspections - pharostribune.com

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 10:07

Rental properties failing inspections
pharostribune.com
The Logansport building commissioner and code enforcement officer began conducting building inspections on rental properties in the city earlier this month. Bill Drinkwine, building commissioner, said the motivation behind the initiative was to start ...

Crown Point to inspect vacant properties for safety - Post-Tribune

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 04:19

Crown Point to inspect vacant properties for safety
Post-Tribune
“It's very important for our fire, police and building inspectors to get in there,” Uran said. Fire Chief Greg DeLor said the Indiana state fire code allows for the inspection of dilapidated structures, but the problem can be finding the owner ...

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Building Inspector: Clock Tower Suite Was Being Used as Living Space - Patch.com

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 13:46

Building Inspector: Clock Tower Suite Was Being Used as Living Space
Patch.com
A Southeast town official believes the office suite the Putnam District Attorney identified as the residence of an accused rapist—whose address is listed as the DA's home—is being used as a living space. Southeast Building Inspector Michael Levine ...

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State does inspection of Union City's DPW building, which city leases from state - The Jersey Journal - NJ.com

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 07:16

The Jersey Journal - NJ.com

State does inspection of Union City's DPW building, which city leases from state
The Jersey Journal - NJ.com
State inspectors from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development visited Union City's Department of Public Works building last Thursday as part of an investigation, officials said. Photographs provided to The Jersey Journal appear to ...

Nearly half of Somerset County municipalities opt for new building inspections ... - Daily American Online

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 02:01

Nearly half of Somerset County municipalities opt for new building inspections ...
Daily American Online
Under last year's rates, someone building a 1,500-square-foot home would have paid $1,328 for inspection services. A 300,000-square-foot commercial building owner would have paid $353,000 for inspection services, Halverson said. These inspections are ...

Fire inspectors struggle to keep up with inspection demands as number of ... - WRTV Indianapolis

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 00:16

Fire inspectors struggle to keep up with inspection demands as number of ...
WRTV Indianapolis
Inspection priorities are schools, hotels and nursing homes, which are inspected at least once a year. Other buildings are inspected irregularly. "Two years ago, I had five people, now (I'm) down to three," said Wayne Township Fire Marshal Randy Gulley.

Mayor's controversial pick for port approved - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 00:36

Mayor's controversial pick for port approved
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
As a building inspection commissioner, Murphy hosted a fundraiser for Lee's mayoral campaign in 2011 at his home, after which Lee's campaign returned seven contributions from Department of Building Inspection employees totaling $2,150. City law ...

Police escort reporter, photographer out of Hartselle inspection - The Decatur Daily

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 15:25

Police escort reporter, photographer out of Hartselle inspection
The Decatur Daily
HARTSELLE — The Decatur Daily was escorted by police out of the final state building inspection of the new Hartselle High School on Bethel Road at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Alabama Building Commission field inspector John Vandiver said he wanted the ...
Opening of new Hartselle High School set for April 1stWAAY

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Elliot Lake building official never ordered mall inspection - CBC.ca

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 19:24

CBC.ca

Elliot Lake building official never ordered mall inspection
CBC.ca
He said he trusted the owners had everything under control and didn't know the true condition of the building. Pigeau said he was aware of the 1991 Trow engineering inspection conducted by the owner of the mall, Algocen Realty. But when he asked to see ...
Pigeau: Mall collapse avoidableElliot Lake Standard

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Fire code inspection may force St. Clair building owner to do repairs - Marietta Times

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 07:03

Fire code inspection may force St. Clair building owner to do repairs
Marietta Times
The recent concerns with the St. Clair building in downtown Marietta may be addressed sooner rather than later. Marietta Fire Department Fire Inspector Richard Stewart said during his recent inspection of the 216 Putnam St. building there were several ...

Cities differ in handling apartment inspections - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 13:13

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Cities differ in handling apartment inspections
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
In addition to housing inspectors responding to tenant complaints, every rental unit in Urbana is inspected on a rotating basis, whether or not a resident files a complaint. Under that program, 7,041 units are registered in 593 buildings, said Building ...

Criticism of town inspector escalates - Boston.com

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 04:11

Criticism of town inspector escalates
Boston.com
“At the outset, Bourgeois was a tough building inspector, but typical enough — rude, heavy-handed. But as the years passed . . . it got to the point that you never knew what you were going to run into when you went into the Building Department. He ...

20 scary home inspection photos that prove some just can't DIY - msnNOW

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 23:31

20 scary home inspection photos that prove some just can't DIY
msnNOW
Wrong. These funny pictures from the ASHI Reporter — snapped by put-upon home inspectors across the country — suggest that these guys are heroes in blue jeans and hard hats, here to save us from our worst DIY impulses. If you're thinking about ...

Fire chief working on building inspection plan - Vermillion Plain Talk

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 22:18

Fire chief working on building inspection plan
Vermillion Plain Talk
One of the keys to fire prevention is ensuring that businesses and other public spaces are adhering to state and national safety codes. However, this is not always as easy as it might seem. That is why Vermillion's new fire chief, Richard Shannon ...

Middleport changes rules on rental inspections - Daily Sentinel

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 05:17

Middleport changes rules on rental inspections
Daily Sentinel
The village's 2009 property maintenance code was further amended to provide that when the building inspector finds that repairs are needed at a rental unit, the landlord will be allowed 30 days to perform the repairs and then is responsible to contact ...