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    Effective January 1, 2019

    January 2019 Inspection Procedure Changes

    Effective September 1, 2018

    Electrical Panel Removal Memo 8-8-2018

    Effective September 4, 2018

    2015 Virginia Construction Code Change

    AWC Span Tables

    Do you sometimes need to spot check floor joists or roof rafters that may be over-spanned? Or have you ever needed to inspect the spans of a wood species not listed in the prescriptive code book tables? AWC’s Span Tables for Joists and Rafters can be downloaded for free at, where you will also find a helpful tutorial for their correct use. These span tables, referenced in the IBC and IRC, cover all species and grades of commercially available lumber and include a commentary in the appendix. And a reminder: spans can also be checked using AWC’s web-based span calculator, or AWC’s free app for your mobile device. See all of AWC’s calculators and apps here:

    Do Natural Disasters such as hurricanes effect the Building Codes??  Click here for article.


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