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Special Election Draws Mostly Schools Eyeing New Facilities

Polls will be open in just 10 counties next week for special elections. Of the 11 issues that are set to appear before voters Tuesday, five are school levies or bonds. Although turnout is typically low for special elections, there is hope that going to the ballot...

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Ohio Awards Historic Preservation Tax Credits

The state awarded nearly $35 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits during the last week in June to historic building rehabilitation projects in 13 communities. The tax credits were distributed among 30 new applicants who plan to rehabilitate 36 historic...

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2017 Ohio Building Code Finalized

At its May 26, 2017 public meeting, the Ohio Board of Building Standards (BBS) adopted of what will be the next edition of the Ohio Building Code (OBC) (hereafter referred to as the 2017 OBC).  The 2017 edition of the OBC will go into effect on November 1, 2017.  All...

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Senate Finance Committee Treats AIA Ohio Issues Positively

The Ohio Senate Finance Committee released its version of the state budget bill, Sub. HB 49 Monday agreeing with AIA Ohio on all three issues architects have raised relative to the original bill Governor Kasich introduced last January: First, it removed a House...

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Ohio’s BBS Adopts 2017 OBC Effective Nov. 1

Ohio's Board of Building Standards has adopted the 2017 OBC with an effective date of November 1.  A combined update of the 2012 and 2015 editions of the IBC, along with Ohio amendments, the new code includes significant improvements to health care (aligning much more...

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