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Drop ICC membership?

Discussion in 'Association Talk' started by Code Neophyte, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. mtlogcabin

    mtlogcabin Sawhorse

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    Got my ISO packet a couple of weeks ago. Their rep will be here end of August. I will spend about 3 hours filling out the 22 pages they gave me and my numbers will go up because we are still on the 2012 and can't adopt the 2018 until the state does and the governor has not made any appointments to the building code advisory board which all expired in 2014.

    Why do it? I use it to justify a larger training and computer and other supplies budget to purchase the items needed to move into the 21st century with regards to electronic permitting and plan reviews.

    I have done hundreds of private property liability inspections for insurance companies and non of their forms ever ask for an ISO rating for a building department. Fire departments probably 75% of the forms require that info from the field inspector
     
  2. Inspector Gift

    Inspector Gift Sawhorse

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    I personally do not see any merit or value to justify any of the labor expense required to provide the information ISO requested.
    Our small municipality's building department has opted out from doing the ISO report for the past 2 cycles. Ironically, our Fire Department's score has actually improved.
    Lastly, and for what it's worth, two different ISO reps have told me how to raise our scores by stating things on the report that are not honest. For that reason alone, I will not participate.
     
  3. RJJ

    RJJ Platinum Member

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    I have had the same directions in the past Mr. Gift. Just did not want to put it in print.
     
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