As I’ve noted in prior posts, the State of Ohio has an incredible amount of information available online. Today’s article covers the Ohio Board of Building Standards
(the “BBS”), which is under the purview of the Department of Commerce. The BBS is comprised of 15 members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Ohio Senate.
As stated on its web site, the BBS has three main functions:
The formulation, adoption and amendment of building, mechanical, plumbing, elevator, boiler and pressure piping codes;
The certification of municipal, county and township building departments to exercise enforcement authority and to accept and approve plans and specifications, and make inspections and to inspect power, refrigerating, hydraulic, heating, oxygen and other gaseous piping, and liquefied petroleum gas piping systems; and
The BBS web site contains numerous resources, including the following:
Certifications, such as links to apply for various certifications, renewing certifications submitting assessment reports, obtaining continuing education and accessing certification rules. Also includes a link to Ohio’s current list of certified county, city and township building departments.
There is a tremendous amount of information available on the BBS web site that would be useful for building departments, others working in the construction industry and anyone conducting research in this area.