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Reports and Presentations from our Chapter Meetings - 2009
The purpose of this page is to report findings, reports, and information discussed at chapter meetings.  This should serve as a holding tank of knowledge on a variety of code issues that we can all contribute to and share.  Through our collective resources and experience we can play a role in creating a well informed chapter for the good of our membership and the safety of our communities.

        • June Chapter meeting had Craig Brooks with Burgess Construction discussed advanced framing techniques with the chapter which included single top plates, 24”O.C studs, 2 stud corners, and headerless load bearing and non-load bearing walls.   Here is the presentation. Advanced Framing  
    • April Chapter Meeting - Judson Stafford and Craig Murphy with San Jacinto Public Affairs discussed sustainability ordinances and how to prevent homes from bein susceptible to fire by using non-combustible materials for soffits and eaves instead of wood and masonite. Sustainable Ordinance examples fromareacities

      81st Texas Legislature - Bill Report provided by Al Godwin
      Report on Bills

      Review of ZIP system installations is provided below for your information.
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      Two new Technical Bulletins, TB 09-01 and TB 09-02,
      have also been released for the Texas IHB program.  These bulletins address changes in the 2008 National Electrical Code that affect the installation of industrialized housing and buildings and the manufacture of industrialized housing. 
      Texas IHB Bulletin and information download

      Email Discussion and ER- Report on Foundation Anchor & Sill Plates - RB114
      Provided by Al Godwin
      Email discussion
      Fastener Q&A - ER 5275

      The Brick Industry Report on Mexican Brick and the failures that are expected in the DFW area    Summary report provide by Rudy Garza - Executive Director SW Region Brick Industry -  see links below for information
      SW Brick Report

      Ad Hoc Subcommittee Report/Recommendation on Entrapment Protection for Swimming Pools and Spas  Summary provided by Gary Huebach - Carrollton
      Entrapment protection Report

      2008 Final Action Hearing Proposed Changes of the 2006 Edition of ICC Codes - Sept 17-23 2008 Minneapolis Mn.  - RESULTS 
      Summary provided by Al Godwin - Fort Worth   
      2008 Icc Summary

      TCEQ Landscape Irrigation Rules

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