CAMP VERDE - On Monday, the Town of Camp Verde's Building Safety Department will host a public work session geared toward the potential adoption of the 2012 International Building Codes.
The Dec. 9 session will be the Building Safety Department's third meeting to discuss the International Building Code (IRC). The Building Safety Department recently finished addressing one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses from one story to three stories in the International Residential Code (IRC).
According to Kendall Welch, permit technician for the Town of Camp Verde, the IBC includes all buildings, except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses from one story to three stories.
"So far, we've been receiving a lot of positive feedback from our meeting attendees," Welch said. "We have quite a few folks who seem to be genuinely concerned with building and life safety matters. We also have quite a few folks that are using these meetings as an opportunity to get up to speed on the new 2012 codes. We're hoping to keep the momentum going as we move forward into the IBC."
The Building Safety Department encourages architects, builders, contractors and designers, as well as members of the general public from Camp Verde and the surrounding areas to attend.
Building codes make buildings safer, more efficient, more durable, and leave the door open for new technologies and research and design, according to Robert Foreman, building official and town safety officer for Camp Verde.
For more information on building codes, visit the International Code Council's website at http://www.iccsafe.org. For up to date information, visit the Town's building safety page at http://www.cvaz.org.
Monday's building code meeting will be held at 4 p.m. in Town Council chambers, 473 S. Main St. #106. The meeting is open to the public.