Fairfax County Building Official Launches Blog


Feb. 8, 2016
For Immediate Release

Fairfax County Building Official Launches Blog

Fairfax County Building Official Brian Foley recognized a need to improve communication with the development community. To that end, he has created a blog through which he will share information that will help improve the speed, consistency, and predictability of the development review process. Building permit applicants will benefit from his division's extensive knowledge of building codes, industry trends, and county policies and procedures.

Foley and his staff will answer questions about the current code, available programs to expedite a plan through the review process, and requirements for plan submissions, among other topics. Contractors, developers, builders, designers, and homeowners who would like to follow the Building Official's blog are invited to subscribe to the Letters to Industry email distribution list. Readers are encouraged to join the conversation by submitting questions and comments through the Contact Us feature.

Building Division

Fairfax County Building Division

The Building Division is a unit within Land Development Services, a division of Fairfax County's Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. The Building Division is responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the public through plan review and inspection of buildings under the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) which incorporates by reference codes published by the International Code Council (ICC). Areas of focus ensure that new buildings and alterations to existing buildings are appropriately fire protected, structurally sound, energy efficient, accessible to the disabled, and equipped with functioning and safe plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems.

 

Contact: Matthew Kaiser, Public Information Officer 
Department of Public Works and Environmental Services 
703-324-8455, TTY 711


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