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Cayman Brac Free Construction Forum

Cayman Brac Free Construction Forum

Updates on the new Cayman Islands building practices and standards was just some of the topics discussed a the free 2-day public course in building codes, the course was held on the 11th of October at the Cayman Brac administration building.

The course was open to tradesmen, architects, draftsmen, contractors and others in the construction industry.

The course was held in order to provide training on the new planning code which will go into effect next year in the Cayman Islands, the course was the latest in the months-long series of regular updates.

You can read about the new building codes which are being put into place here;

Training for Planning Department staff has been underway since July, she said, including studying industry changes, seeking to integrate them by next year and boosting their own efficiency.

“The country is able to see the codes here; we can go to the umbrella organization if we have questions; it will update building and technology practices, streamline health, safety and administration,” few of which were addressed in the old Southern Standard codes, Ms Bleicher said.

Director of Planning Haroon Pandohie, according to the official press release, said he was “pleased to be able to take the training initiative to Cayman Brac to support local contractors and tradesmen. This specialized training was requested by practitioners in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman and is necessary to keep practitioners current on key areas of the 2009 International Codes that are to be adopted.“

Training will be aided by John England of England Training Divisions, a U.S.-based consultancy certified by the International Code Council. Mr. England led the department’s summertime training sessions, and said he was “delighted to be able to continue training code officials and the public in Cayman Brac.”

Sessions will continue for Department of Planning staff in Grand Cayman through Oct. 22.

Source: Cayman Compass