Becoming Agents of Change

A Standards and Codes Academy Two-Day Online Training Event Whether you’re a planner, code enforcement officer, zoning inspector, building official, plans examiner, regulatory agent or anyone in between, this ICC accredited, two-day Standards and Codes Academy event will deliver inspiration and maybe even spark some new and innovative ideas. In local government, regulators (inspectors andContinue reading “Becoming Agents of Change”

Farewell 2020! It’s Time for a New Year, and New Training Opportunities.

As the world continues its battle to contain the coronavirus pandemic, it’s hard to remember a time before COVID-19 and social distancing wasn’t on everyone’s mind. The lives of people around the globe came to a screeching halt earlier this year, with the virus forcing most to stay at home and avoid physical interaction toContinue reading “Farewell 2020! It’s Time for a New Year, and New Training Opportunities.”

The New Age of Code Enforcement

As a regulator or code official studying the history of codes, you often begin your journey by learning  that the Code of Hammurabi was one of the earliest and most complete written legal codes. It was a collection of 282 rules (known as the Hammurabi code of laws) that established standards for commercial interactions andContinue reading “The New Age of Code Enforcement”

Virtual Housing and Legal Aspects Training Class

Coronavirus has limited many organizations from sending their staff to training; but virtual training (also know as online training) with MetricOne Training and Consulting is an instructor-led highly interactive session that can satisfy your certification requirements. With many municipalities, counties and states passing the International Property Maintenance Code, this course covers enforcement of minimum maintenanceContinue reading “Virtual Housing and Legal Aspects Training Class”

Creating a Culture of Safety for Code Enforcement Officials

Just like any normal day, you leave your home with the intention of putting forth an honest day’s effort for an honest day’s pay. You learn that several community members have recently complained about one house that has not cut their grass since the quarantine began back in March. As the world slowly begins toContinue reading “Creating a Culture of Safety for Code Enforcement Officials”

It’s Time to Plant Seeds..Invest in Yourself.

COVID-19 has changed the workplace forever, and now is the time for you to shift into gear. It is estimated that one third of continuous learners now take online courses. There are several benefits to learning virtually—from increased flexibility to lower costs, but online courses aren’t for everyone. Some individuals want to engage face-to-face orContinue reading “It’s Time to Plant Seeds..Invest in Yourself.”

Regulatory Controls and Enforcement at Hotels, Motels and Extended Stays

Across the nation, regulatory enforcement officers and inspectors are tasked with protecting the health, welfare, and safety of its residents (and visitors) by ensuring that codes and standards are properly enforced. In addition to property maintenance and zoning, in many communities’ officers have the responsibility of regulating the maintenance of the living conditions inside transientContinue reading “Regulatory Controls and Enforcement at Hotels, Motels and Extended Stays”

The Public Policy of Privatizing Code Enforcement

The concept of privatization of code enforcement has emerged as a potential alternative model to the traditional form of municipal service across the country.  Inarguably a more efficient and cost-effective way to operate government, privatization is the process of allowing the private sector to perform functions of traditional civil service-based government. Privatization is designed toContinue reading “The Public Policy of Privatizing Code Enforcement”