CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston and four other area cities have joined forces to sponsor two building code seminars.
The seminars will be Feb. 14 and March 14-15 at the Osage Community Centre in Cape Girardeau.
The seminars will be taught by instructors approved by the International Code Council. Bill Stewart, FAIA, will be instructor for the February session. Mike Perrone, C.B.O., will be instructor for the March sessions.
"We are trying to continue our education with our code officers," said Trey Hardy, community redevelopment coordinator. "We want to be proactive in keeping things up to date."
In addition to Sikeston, sponsors include the cities of Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Perryville and Park Hills along with Southeast Missouri State University. All the sponsoring cities have adopted the International codes for the regulation of commercial and residential development.
The first session will be a one-day seminar focusing on the International Residential Code. The second session will be a two-day seminar with a focus on the International Building Code geared more for commercial contractors, architects, engineers and inspectors.
"These seminars will provide attendees the fundamentals for applying building codes to plan review and building construction," said Tim Morgan, director of inspection services for Cape Girardeau. "The great thing is that the cities and the university are underwriting most of the costs so the registration fees will be minimal compared to open seminar fees for similar workshops."
Registration is available for contractors, design professionals and the public at a minimal cost as well as for city building inspectors and university building project managers. Due to space limitations, advanced registration is required.
The registration fee for the residential seminar is $45. The fee for the two-day seminar is $125. Fees include the required workbooks.
For more information call the Cape Girardeau Division of Inspection Services at 573-334-4466.