Attended the class in Jax yesterday. (Thanks Steve for alerting me to this). Very in-depth class on the requirements and background on the 1802 and proposed changes. This class was very helpful to me and a bargain at the price.
One thing I learned (and I’m PO’d) that I did not pick up anywhere else:
There is no wind mit credit for reinforced masonry wall construction. We inspect for it and we report on it but it does not mean one thing. Any credits for reinforced masonry (if any) are applied to the homes rating for fire, etc. A solid concrete home, properly constructed or over constructed does not count any more than a wood frame home or other frame home.
Bill York reports it is proposed to be dropped on the new form. So save yourself some time, and tell your clients to quit worrying about their “block home” - doesn’t mean a thing.
That little tidbit alone was worth the class.