Residential construction is a booming industry in this area, especially in popular towns such as Shrewsbury. With so many new houses being built, the Town relies on the expertise of one individual to ensure that the houses we live in are code-compliant.
In March, we were pleased to have Patty Sheehan, the inspector of buildings for the Town of Shrewsbury, give the
attendees an overview of the residential code where she touched upon a number of items that are sometimes overlooked by designers and contractors. Patty provided a custom tailored presentation where she highlighted important topics such as when a permit is needed, what is required for a permit, what should be included on drawings, and what is required for an occupancy permit.
The program, AIA approved for 1 HSW Credit, helped attendees understand specific excerpts of the code that Patty
frequently sees as common mistakes during the permitting process. Her extensive background in the profession allowed her to easily navigate the presentation, peaking the interest of several attendees who asked important questions and conducted interesting dialogue.
The program was very well received, so much in fact, that we’ll be inviting Patty back again next year for another code related presentation; this time on the commercial side of the building code.