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mikeathley

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West, Texas
Just got here, let me tell you how...
I am a city marshal in a type A general law city in Texas. I have been doing the work of the code enforcement officer as well. Today I was called in and I am now the bldg/code official because the water clerk no longer wishes to issue building permits and we have adopted the 2018 ICC. Our city is currently at just over 3000 but we just opened 5 new subdivisions this month and our property sales along the I35 corridor are booming. What kind of a hornets nest have I stepped into?
 

cda

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Oct 19, 2009
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Basement
Just got here, let me tell you how...
I am a city marshal in a type A general law city in Texas. I have been doing the work of the code enforcement officer as well. Today I was called in and I am now the bldg/code official because the water clerk no longer wishes to issue building permits and we have adopted the 2018 ICC. Our city is currently at just over 3000 but we just opened 5 new subdivisions this month and our property sales along the I35 corridor are booming. What kind of a hornets nest have I stepped into?


Welcome from DFW area

Are you a one horse office, or are there inspectors under you?

How many sq miles is the city?

Any building, electrical, plumbing code knowledge?
 

Self-Certification

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Nov 30, 2020
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Location
Phoenix, AZ
Ok ... here goes ...

Registered architect for around 10 years, through the experience route (no college). ICC certified "building plans examiner".

Currently performing self-certification reviews for City of Phoenix and a few other municipalities. Self-cert work is so huge right now I don't have time for architectural work in the office.
 

classicT

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Location
Washington State
Ok ... here goes ...

Registered architect for around 10 years, through the experience route (no college). ICC certified "building plans examiner".

Currently performing self-certification reviews for City of Phoenix and a few other municipalities. Self-cert work is so huge right now I don't have time for architectural work in the office.
Welcome. We're glad to have you.

If you find value in the site, consider joining as a Sawhorse (link in my signature). It will allow you to upload photos, and helps keep the lights on here.
 

cda

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Ok ... here goes ...

Registered architect for around 10 years, through the experience route (no college). ICC certified "building plans examiner".

Currently performing self-certification reviews for City of Phoenix and a few other municipalities. Self-cert work is so huge right now I don't have time for architectural work in the office.

Welcome

Post away,,, We need all the help we can give.

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Pay for a Sawhorse support and you can up load pictures and other easily.

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SarahS

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Vancouver
Hello everyone!
My name is Sarah, I'm a freelance designer from Canada :)
Nice to meet you all
 

fatboy

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Location
Northern CO
Good Morning SarahS. and welcome!

Tell us a little more about yourself.....we have a few others from the northern area.

What side of the counter are you working from? What brings you here to join our awesome forum? Life/career experience?

Inquiring minds want to know????
 

SarahS

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Vancouver
thanks for a welcoming, fatboy :) (by the way, how else can I call you? Just don't wanna insult the administrator, ha-ha)

I'm from Vancouver. Back in my university years, I started to study architecture but when switched the major to design. And thank God I did, cause now I feel like I'm doing exactly what I want and what I love!

For today that's gonna be all for the "inquiring minds" ;)
 

Self-Certification

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Phoenix, AZ
Welcome

Post away,,, We need all the help we can give.

As an intro , This forum is self supporting.

Pay for a Sawhorse support and you can up load pictures and other easily.

Sorry already asking for money. But cheap
Thanks. Will think about it. Was on here a few years ago or more - when brudgers was still a thing.
 

JFO

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Joined
Dec 7, 2020
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1
Location
Central Illinois
Hello everyone! Found this forum in an effort to answer some of the more tricky scenarios encountered on the job. Thanks for all the help thus far. I will likely be bugging everybody with more questions in the near future as they come up. Happy to offer what limited knowledge I have to help others answer their questions.

Thanks for having me!
 

cda

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Basement
Hello everyone! Found this forum in an effort to answer some of the more tricky scenarios encountered on the job. Thanks for all the help thus far. I will likely be bugging everybody with more questions in the near future as they come up. Happy to offer what limited knowledge I have to help others answer their questions.

Thanks for having me!


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Plus it makes it easier to upload pictures, of problems you have!!!!!!
 

Joe.B

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Dec 4, 2020
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Location
Arcata Ca
Hello and thanks for all the interesting subject matter. I am a building inspector in northern CA, new to this side of the counter. Spent most of my life in the trades, in and out and bouncing around. Went to college (twice actually), but not for anything related to this industry. I took a chance applying for this job and so far it's working out, never in my life had I thought "hmm, maybe I'll be an inspector." I look at my job as providing a service, I'm not heavy handed. It surprises me how much of a bad reputation inspectors have. I thought it might be a local thing but I have come to discover that it's pretty universal. I don't know how much of it is just the nature of the people who get this job, or what this job does to people. Every job is an opportunity for me to build a new bridge and gain the trust of the hard working folks who build our community. It's too easy for people to look down and think little of the labor, walk a day in their shoes though... Anyhow, thanks for the welcome, I look forward to participating.
 
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