Joe Byrne, FRSA President
The construction industry has been especially hard hit and has seen declining numbers of available workers for more than a decade. With an aging workforce and labor shortages, it’s more important now than ever that we focus on training and promoting the industry as a viable and profitable career choice instead of just a job. Mike Silvers, FRSA’s Technical Director, along with members of the Codes Subcommittee, continue to work on changes for the upcoming Florida Building Code 8th Edition. Under time constraints, Mike has been working diligently to enter code amendments and modifications prior to the February 15 deadline. It’s hard to believe they’re already working on a new version of the building code that will not go into effect until the end of 2023. Read more.