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Plan Commission: Continuous Lot form, are you ready?
Builders Association of Northeast Indiana www.ba-ni.com (260) 665-8921
OSHA VIOLATIONS: 10 fines in 2010
Indiana Builders Association www.buildindiana.org (800) 377-6334
Zach Michaels to speak at next BANI meeting
National Association of Home Builders www.nahb.org (800) 368-5242
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Presidents Pen…….…………….. 2 Calendar……..…...………………. 3 State Edition…...………………... 4 Special Edition……………..……..5 Permits…..………………………... 6 Planning Ahead..………………….7
Jeff Wilson, President Bob Buescher Homes
The President's Pen...
Fellow Members: Happy New Year! As your new President for the coming year, I would like to thank you for the trust and confidence as we all continue to move forward and hopefully expand our businesses this year. I hope to continue the great leadership our Past Presidents have maintained. As always we have come exciting events planned for this coming year. We hope to engage some dynamic speakers at our meetings. So of the highlights: 1. February-open house to ratify the new constitution. It is time for updates. This is VERY important for ALL members to attend and vote. 2. May Remodelers Showcase 3. New IRC Codes seminar, What could be more fun? 4. Annual Parade of Homes 5. Tin Caps baseball game 6. 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off 7. Lead Training Seminar(s). Don’t be the 1st to get caught unprepared. 8. 2011 IBA President Doug Miller 9. Look for Kevin Sibery, our new Membership Recruiter to have a banner year increasing our membership. Thanks in advance for all of the time and commitment to the continued success of BANI in the coming year. Jeff Wilson
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Fred Kreigh, Vice President K & F Construction Jan, Garman Treasurer Wabash Electric Beth Cartwright, Treasurer Angola Lumber Dan Study, Past President Chapel Homes Dennis Spidel
D Dennis Spidel Custom Homes O F
Jeff Deahl Four Seasons Design & Remodel Inc. Chris Evans
D Homes By Jim Ingledue
Construction Carl Cox J O Mory Mark Knisley Kuntry Lumber Dan Keller Lutterbein Lumber Terry Hughes Momper Insulation Jack Musson Musson Builders
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2 The Higher Standard January
OSHA’S top 10 in 2010
1. Scaffolding (8,371 violations) 2. Fall Protection (7,559 violations) 3. Hazard Communication (6,633 violations) 4. Respiratory Protection (3,932 violations) 5. Ladders (3,820 violations) 6. Lockout/Tagout (3,531 violations) 7. Electrical –Wiring Methods (3,381 violations) 8. Powered Industrial Trucks (3,224 violations) 9. Electrical –General (2,770 violations) 10. Machine Guarding (2,556 violations)
Timbers Restaurant Tuesday, January 11 6:00 pm
Zach Michaels, Steuben County Planner Come learn and listen to upcoming changes, processes, and much much more! Reservations required.
IN Legislative News
WAIT TIME FOR RELEASE OF CLASS 1 PROJECTS DOUBLES Wait times for the plan-review process have doubled from an average of 10 to 12 days to 18 to 20 days during the summer and into the fall. In early September, applicants waited an average of 21 days. There is growing concern from commercial builders that Indiana’s Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), whose staff reviews non-residential projects for compliance with state codes, will not be able to keep up with demand – slowing down developments and increasing their costs. IDHS’ solution to the backlog of cases was to initiate an expedited review for a fee. Developers may pay a flat fee of $5,000 on top of regular review costs, which range from a couple hundred to thousands of dollars, depending on the size of the project. View the full article at http://www.ibj.com/state-pushing-tokeep-buildingreview-wait-times-down/PARAMS/article/24033. CHANGES TO THE STATE’S ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE State Building Law Compliance Officer Scott Perez is expected to issue non-rule policy statements for publication in the Indiana Register to clarify the application of the 2010 Indiana Energy Conservation Code, Sections 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 pertaining to additions and existing structures. The policies are intended to make it clear that only the addition to an existing building or the construction involved in the alteration of an existing building must comply with the 2010 IECC. CHANGES TO THREE CODES EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 24 The proposed “clean-up” rule for the Building, Fire and Mechanical Codes will be effective December 24. View the rule at http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20100728IR-675100251PRA.xml.pdf. FIRE PREVENTION & BUILDING SAFETY COMMISSION UPDATES The Commission will meet January 4 at 9:00 AM at Indiana Government Center South, Conference Center Room B, in Indianapolis. The Commission adopts the code of building and fire safety laws that affect all buildings classified as Class 1 or Class 2 structures in the state of Indiana. The Commission meets monthly to review requests for variances, to hear appeals of state and local orders, and to review local building ordinances. View the Commission members, meeting schedule, agenda, and minutes at http://www.in.gov/dhs/2375.htm.
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2010 Building Permits
Noble* 29 28
Steuben 56 99
LaGrange 70 162
NOVEMBER *In Noble County six towns issue building permits as well as the county, these numbers are reflective of the county. In Steuben County, the county as well as the city of Angola issue permits, these numbers are reflective of the county. In LaGrange County, all building permits are issued out of LaGrange.
The Higher Standard - January
By: Zach Michels, Steuben County Plan Director firstname.lastname@example.org OR 260 668.1000 x1600
Let’s start of the New Year with an exciting article about a new form! Okay, it probably won’t be too exciting, but it will be useful for the building community and for Steuben County citizens. The Plan Commission has developed a Contiguous Lot Form. The purpose is to allow a simplified but trackable method for building across a common property line. (Some communities require a variance to do that or require the properties to be combined into a single property.) This form will allow the properties to remain separate but be considered as a single building site. Once combined into a single building site, all of the properties are used when calculating building coverage's and impermeable coverage's. Any interior property lines also disappear, at least concerning side-yard setbacks. The properties will continue to be considered as a single building site until the reason for combining them has been eliminated. The form requires some basic information about the property: Section and township, Lot number and subdivision name, if part of a subdivision, Map numbers, & Deed record number. The form is now available in digital form and in hard form from the Plan Commission Office. We will be posting it on the Home Tab of the Steuben County GIS and on the Documents Section of the Plan Commission’s website. Plan Commission Staff will be happy to help you find the necessary information, especially as we introduce this new process. Please call 260-668-1000 x1600 or visit steubencounty.com
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