Dublin Villager

Safety, code updates topics for construction forum


Dublin will work to refresh the public and local construction companies about safety, code and other items during a May 9 Construction Forum.

The forum is an extension of the contractor's breakfast Dublin used to hold on an annual basis.

"Our first Dublin Construction Forum was last year," said Jeff Tyler, the city's director of building standards.

"Prior to that event, we convened the Contractor's Breakfast on an annual basis. We moved those meeting(s) from the fall to May in order to coincide with Building Safety Month."

The forum is free and open to the public and will run from 8 to 11:30 a.m. May 9 in the Dublin Community Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road.

"The forum is an opportunity for the Division of Building Standards to reach out to our customers to provide up-to-date information concerning the city and the division and the direction we are heading towards in helping to meet our customer's needs," Tyler said.

"Since this forum is during Building Safety Month, we also try to include topics that are relevant to building operation and safety."

The event kicks off with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by breakout sessions on subjects including ePlans, the 2009 energy code, the Bridge Street corridor and the latest news in Dublin.

Some of the topics are fairly new, while others serve as refreshers.

"Not all topics are new issues," Tyler said.

"We will be covering ePlan and the Bridge Street Corridor, as update topics.

"We also will have topics on energy conservation, UL listing and labeling criteria and a general division update concerning construction and permit activity, as well as the new codes that have been adopted in Ohio," Tyler said.

Last year's forum drew about 30 people, Tyler said, and this year the city is planning for 30 to 50.

An RSVP to the forum is required and can be completed by contacting Jenna Smith at 614-410-4611 or jsmith@dublin.oh.us.