Weekly Association Update: August 10, 2018
Are Inspections Taking Too Long? More than 2 Days?
On August 1, 2018, an important provision contained in HB 948 (Building Code Regulatory Reform Act of 2018), NCHBA’s top session priority, became effective. It allows a builder to request the assignment of a state inspector by the NC Department of Insurance’s Engineering & Codes Division (DOI) whenever a local inspections department fails to perform a requested inspection within two (2) business days .

The state inspector will be assigned from the “inspector marketplace pool” composed of fully-credentialed, retired Code-enforcement officials. The builder will pay DOI for this service at a rate set by the law at $30 per hour for the inspector’s services plus mileage at the state rate. The law further allows the builder to recoup the portion of the permit fee for the requested inspection not provided by the local jurisdiction. Requests for the assignment of a marketplace pool inspector should be directed to Deputy Commissioner Cliff Isaac at Cliff.Isaac@ncdoi.gov .
August 16, 2018
Gates Four Golf & Country Club

Thursday, August 30, 2018
5:30 pm

Join us at Tile, Inc. for our August Member Mixer. Senator Wesley Meredith will stop by to give an update on legislation affecting our industry.

Tile, Inc.
646 Winslow Street, Fayetteville
Register to attend by August 27. Members attend free, guests are $25 each.
2018 Building Code Available For Purchase
The 2018 NC Building Code is now available for purchase. The code becomes mandatorily effective on January 1, 2019. To receive the online "members" purchasing discount, anyone can go through the NC Department of Insurance website. Click here to begin . Under "Code Book Sales" click "Purchase State Building Code On-Line" and follow the link to ICC's website. When you order from the site, you will automatically receive the discount.
Want to learn more about what's in the 2018 Building Code? Attend our Building Code Breakfast on Wednesday, September 12 in Charlotte during the 21st Century Building Expo & Conference . Tickets are $35 and includes breakfast. Register now !
Candidates seeking endorsement:
The HBAF Build PAC Committee is accepting applications for candidate endorsement. Applications can only be submitted through the HBAF website. Please forward this information to local candidates.

Political races that may be considered for endorsement:
City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, Town of Hope Mills, Town of Spring Lake, Hoke County, City of Raeford and NC General Assembly 

August 16
HBAF Golf Tournament
Presented by Piedmont Natural Gas
Gates Four Golf & Country Club

August 21
9 am Board of Directors

August 23
9 am Governmental Affairs

August 23
11 am Casino Night

August 28
9 am Delegate Crew