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2017 BLUEPRINT FOR THE FUTURE DESIGN COMPETITION at the Governor's Housing Conference

MAY 1, 2017: Phase I Submission Deadline
MAY 19, 2017: Phase I Winner Announcement/Invitation to Phase II
AUGUST 18, 2017: Phase II Submission Deadline
SEPTEMBER 15, 2017: Phase II Winner Announcement

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Public Hearing for the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (13VAC5-63), Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (13VAC5-51), Virginia Amusement Device Regulations (13VAC5-31) and the Virginia Industrialized Building Safety Regulations (13VAC5-91).

The Board of Housing and Community Development (BHCD) intends to hold a joint public hearing with Virginia Fire Services Board (VFSB) regarding the proposed regulations for the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (13VAC5-51). The Board of Housing and Community Development will also hold a public hearing on the proposed regulations for the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (13VAC5-63), the Virginia Amusement Device Regulations (13VAC5-31), and the Virginia Industrialized Building Safety Regulations (13VAC5-91).

This will be the second of two public hearings; the purpose of this public hearing is to solicit input regarding changes stakeholders would like to see regarding the proposed regulations.

The public hearing is scheduled for Monday, May 15th at 10:00 a.m. to be held at the Virginia Housing Center, 4224 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA, 23060. In accordance with §36-100 of the Code of Virginia, please accept this correspondence as notification of and an invitation to attend the public hearing.

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Manufactured Housing Installers Program (MHIP)

DHCD State Building Code Office (SBCO) is pleased to announce the availability of the Manufactured Housing Installers Program (MHIP) now online through the Jack A Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy Knowledge Center. Completion of this program is required for all installers of manufactured homes in Virginia prior to application for the mandatory licensure issued by the VA Department of Professional Occupation and Regulation (DPOR).
 
Due to technical issues electronic payment for the program cannot be accepted at this time. After completing the training program users will be prompted to print the ‘attendance certificate’ necessary to receive ‘Completion verification’ required by DPOR.
 
Instructions for receiving the required ‘completion verification’.
1.  Complete the On-line MHIP https://covkc.virginia.gov/dhcd/vbca.  Instructions for accessing the VBCA KC and establishing a user account
2.  Follow instructions to print the Attendance certificate
3.  Mail attendance certificate and $50 fee (check made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia) to:

Cindy Davis
DHCD/SBCO
600 E. Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219
 
For problems with the Knowledge Center  or questions regarding the Manufactured Housing Installers Program please contact the State Building Code Office at (804) 371-7150