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Safety inspectors hit the road; Roadcheck runs June 8-10
During a 72-hour period in the second week of June, thousands of inspectors will be examining over 70,000 vehicles, according to a newsletter from safety experts J.J. Keller International.

What inspectors find (or don’t find) can affect CSA 2010 Scores. Even violations not resulting in an out-of-service order will be tabulated into the CSA 2010 Safety Measurement System.

Some facts to consider regarding last year’s Roadcheck event:
• A record 72,782 inspections were conducted.
• Of the vehicles inspected, 19.6 percent (about 14,130 vehicles) were placed out of service for mechanical problems.
• On average, approximately 17 trucks or buses were inspected every minute.
For safety information from J.J. Keller visit www.jjkeller.com.

‘Demand safety’ is ICC message
A public campaign highlighting the importance of building codes and building safety is the 2010 recipient of an International Code Council award. The Raising the Profile Award recognizes contributions that raise public awareness of accomplishments of code enforcement officials that improve public safety.

The “Better Building, Safer Homes” campaign was developed by the Virginia Building and Code Officials Association Region II (VBCOA) and the New River Valley Home Builders Association (NRVHBA).

The initiative promotes better construction practices and safer homes, and built a partnership with citizens, building professionals and local government to ensure that homes are built as safe as possible.

The International Code Council is dedicated to building safety, fire prevention and energy efficiency. It develops the codes used to construct schools, residential and commercial buildings. Most U.S. cities, counties and states choose the International Codes, building safety codes developed by the International Code Council. The International Codes also serve as the basis for construction of federal properties around the world, and as a reference for many nations outside the United States.

Residential Code book ‘goes green’
 “Going Green with the International Residential Code” for building and construction professionals is the second book in a series that focuses on green building concepts to support the construction industry’s effort to “go green.”

 “Going Green with the International Residential Code” by Scott Caulfield is descried by its publisher, Delmar, as briding the gap between green building and residential building codes. The  book is endorsed by the International Code Council.
For details, visit www.informationdestination.cengage.com.

Hardwood Council redesigns Web site
The Hardwood Council’s recently “refreshed” Web site, www.HardwoodCouncil.com, offers resources for design/build professionals concerning North American hardwoods. The Council says the site is easier to navigate and  offers new features, including sustainable building facts, news items, info requests, interactive species guide and continuing education units.

The Hardwood Council, founded in 1993, is a coalition of lumber and product associations and companies and individuals interested in promoting use of North American hardwoods.

RIMA summer conference heads to Barcelona
Six workshops featuring experts from around the globe are offered June 21-23 at the International Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Conference (I-RIM Conference) in Barcelona, Spain. The conference is aimed at providing insight and education on what is happening within the industry and access to the most knowledgeable experts in the field.
 
Workshops presented by experts from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia will cover topics that include The State of Reflectives, Thermal Performance: Analysis and Testing, Radiant Barriers: Experiments, Modeling & Simulation, Determination of Thermal Emittance, Stability of Metallized Films and Foils, Large-Scale Testing, Applications Around the World, current and ongoing research and more.

Corporate sponsors for the event are Dunmore Corporation, Venture Tape, KdB Isolation S.A., ReflectixInc., Astro-Foil International and RoyOMartin. The  keynote speaker is Emilio Mitre, director of international affairs for the World Green Building Council España.

I-RIM works to propagate knowledge and use of reflective insulations and radiant barriers. For information or convention information, contact Executive Director Mary Edmondson at 800-279-4123 or visit www.rimainternational.org.

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