Indiana Association of Building Officials’ conference begins April 15

2013-04-11T16:13:00Z Indiana Association of Building Officials’ conference begins April 15Nicki Mackowski | Director of Public Relations at the South Shore CVA nwitimes.com

MERILLVILLE | The Indiana Association of Building Officials will be hosting their 2013 Indiana Code Education Conference at Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza April 15 through April 18. The conference includes educational classes, an IABO business meeting, banquet dinner and an exhibitor show.

The exhibitor show will be open to the public from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on April 16 and is free to enter. Attendees will be able to meet with representatives from manufacturers and distributors ask questions, network with other building and code professionals, receive product samples, brochures and information, gain industry knowledge, learn ways to increase productivity and revenue and see the latest industry innovations. Products represented at the exhibitor show include insulations, anchors and fasteners, post-frame products, gas venting, vapor barriers, sheathing, structural framing and energy saving products.

The public will also be able to join the Indiana Association of Building Officials as professional members during the exhibitor show. Professional memberships is open to any firm or individual involved in the building industry, building technology, or related trades supporting code enforcement and life safety.

Throughout the conference, members will be able to select from a variety of educational classes with topics in plumbing, electrical, structural, building steel, building design and product specific classes such as insulation and spray foam.

The Indiana Association of Building Officials started in 1946 with the mission to provide support and education to its members. Members receive educational material, are able to attend classes and conferences and receive a member directory allowing them to connect with other professionals for insight and assistance. According to Jason Burks, president of IABO, education and networking are very important to the building industry because it allows for constant learning and the ability to reach out to other professionals.

For more information on the Indiana Association of Building Officials, or on the Indiana Code Education Conference, contact Jason Burks by calling (765) 775-5130 or by email at jburks@westlafayette.in.gov, or Jim Wray, executive director, at (812) 526-3738 or by email at j_wray@sbcglobal.et.

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