Friday, October 14, 2016

Are You Committing One of These Common Code Violations?

At a recent Builder Breakfast, speakers Buddy Skinner and Ruthie Helms spoke about the common code violations found by the respective cities builder inspectors. After the meeting, both had their inspectors each compile a list of the top five most common code violations for residential construction. Are you committing one of these mistakes?

  1. Incorrect foundation anchorage
  2. Inadequate bracing of rafters (kings and valleys)
  3. Improper span and bearing of porch beams
  4. Improper fasteners of star stringers and landings
  5. Ductwork not properly sealed

  1. Fire blocking
  2. Concrete encased electrode or 2 rods
  3. No pressure on gas lines
  4. Missing hangers
  5. 3" elevation of HVAC

  1. Wrong size breaker on condenser unit
  2. Draft stop of stairs, fireplaces, and chases
  3. Inadequate foundation anchoring
  4. No grounding electrode
  5. No or low pressure on water test supply

  1. Air trapped in lines - underground plumbing not completely filled with water
  2. Steps and chases not properly fire blocked/draft stopped
  3. Foundation straps not installed per manufactures instructions
  4. test is not on gas and water lines
  5. Outside HVAC units not 3 inches above final grade

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Join Simpsonville Now in Their Roast of Ralph Hendricks, HBA Past President

The Roast of Ralph Hendricks will take place Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Simpsonville. This event will honor a century of commitment to community from Ralph, a past president of your Home Builders Association of Greenville, and will benefit Simpsonville Now, an organization dedicated to the future of Simpsonville.

Individual tickets are $50, and $400 per table. Contact Timothy Brett for more information and to RSVP.

Reduce Liability with Online Risk Management Course

Many builders find liability insurance to be scarce, expensive and restrictive. In this environment, builders must use comprehensive risk management strategies to reduce construction risks and other exposures.

The Risk Management and Insurance for Building Professionals live online course will help companies understand and apply fundamental risk management and insurance concepts. It takes place over three consecutive Tuesdays: Nov. 1, 8 and 15, from 1-3 p.m. ET.

Participants in this course will learn how to:
  • Grasp and apply insurance terminology to their businesses
  • Use non-insurance risk management strategies
  • Recognize the basics of the types of insurance coverage needed
  • Structure company insurance and risk management programs with help from brokers and counsel

Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET, Monday, Oct. 31. Home Builders Association of Greenville members save $100 off the $299 price.

Monday, October 10, 2016

BuildPerks Deadline Reminder

BuildPerks is a loyalty rewards program designed for builders and those in the building industry that Home Builders Association of Greenville members have access to. Visit their website and create your profile today!

As a reminder for those already enrolled in the program, you have until October 15 to finish your monthly reports.