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Governor Walker Proclaims May Building Safety Month

posted May 1, 2015, 6:46 AM by Robert DuPont



ALLIANCE FOR REGULATORY COORDINATION                www.4arc.org

April 29, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Robert DuPont, 608-712-2398, robertgdupont@gmail.com

Governor Proclaims May as Building Safety Month


MADISON – Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed May 2015, as Building Safety Month throughout Wisconsin. The Alliance for Regulatory Coordination, with support from the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, requested the proclamation to help raise awareness of the importance of building safety and to recognize the countless lives that have been saved due to the implementation of safety codes by state and municipal agencies in Wisconsin. Building Safety Month is sponsored each year by the International Code Council. This year’s theme is “Resilient Communities Start with Building Codes”.

In his proclamation, the Governor recognizes the efforts of building safety officials and fire prevention officials, as well as the work of architects, engineers, builders, laborers, and others in the construction industry “…who work year round to ensure the construction of safe buildings…”. Also recognized are “…the dedicated members of the International Code Council who develop and implement the highest-quality codes to protect our citizens in the buildings where we live, learn, work, worship, play, and visit…”.

Wisconsin has traditionally been a national leader in building code implementation, according to Robert DuPont, Founder of the Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. In 1913 Wisconsin became the second state in the country, behind only the State of New York, to implement a state-wide building code for public buildings and places of employment.

The International Code Council is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.

The Alliance for Regulatory Coordination is a consortium of 17 business, professional, trade and advocacy organizations involved in building design, construction and regulatory services in Wisconsin. The Alliance seeks regulatory services provided in the most efficient manner possible to effectively promote the health, safety and welfare of Wisconsin citizens and visitors.

The League of Wisconsin Municipalities is a voluntary, nonprofit, and nonpartisan association of Wisconsin cities and villages working to advance municipal government.

ARC commends local officials

posted Aug 28, 2012, 7:53 AM by Robert DuPont

AUGUST 28, 2012

Alliance for Regulatory Coordination commends local officials.

MADISON – The Alliance for Regulatory Coordination recently mailed letters of commendation to the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, the Wisconsin Counties Association and the Wisconsin Towns Association. The letters commend members of those groups for their efforts to promote public safety within the constructed environments of their communities.

“The Alliance appreciates and supports local administration of state building and fire safety codes in Wisconsin. We encourage elected officials to continue their support of such community based safety efforts” wrote Robert DuPont, founder of the Alliance.

The letters also say “Safe homes, as well as safe places of employment and recreation, help make Wisconsin a great place to live, visit and do business. Public safety is good for our families, friends and communities. Safe buildings harbor the economic machinery and vitality of Wisconsin.”

The Alliance for Regulatory Coordination is a consortium of 22 business, professional, trade and advocacy organizations involved in building design, construction and regulatory services. The Alliance seeks regulatory services provided in the most efficient manner possible while promoting the health, safety and welfare of Wisconsin citizens and visitors.

You can learn more about the Alliance for Regulatory Coordination at www.4arc.org.

ARC Commends Fire Departments and Municipalities

posted Sep 12, 2011, 7:51 AM by Robert DuPont

ALLIANCE FOR REGULATORY COORDINATION

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Bob DuPont, 608-712-2398, robertgdupont@gmail.com

Alliance for Regulatory Coordination commends local officials.


MADISON – The Alliance for Regulatory Coordination recently mailed certificates of commendation to over 2300 fire departments and municipalities in Wisconsin. The certificates were issued in recognition of local programs that provide building and fire safety guidance and regulation for their communities. “We truly appreciate and support your efforts to promote public safety in the constructed environment. We hope that you will share and display our recognition of your accomplishments.” wrote Bob DuPont, founder of the Alliance.

The Alliance for Regulatory Coordination is a consortium which advocates for improvements in building-related regulatory programs throughout Wisconsin. Consisting of 23 associations and organizations involved in building design, construction and regulation, the Alliance promotes supports more coordination between state and municipal regulatory services. The overall goal of the Alliance is to have regulatory services provided in the most efficient manner possible while promoting safety for Wisconsin citizens and visitors. Members of the Alliance include business, labor, fire safety, governmental and other professional groups involved in construction and buildings regulation.

You can learn more about the Alliance for Regulatory Coordination at www.4arc.org.

Alliance Formation Announcement

posted Sep 21, 2010, 5:22 PM by Robert DuPont   [ updated Sep 21, 2010, 5:28 PM ]


ALLIANCE FOR REGULATORY COORDINATION

SEPTEMBER 21, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Bob DuPont, 608-712-2398,
robertgdupont@gmail.com

Alliance formed to improve building-related regulatory services in Wisconsin.

MADISON – The Alliance for Regulatory Coordination is a newly formed consortium which will advocate for improvements in building-related regulatory programs throughout Wisconsin. Consisting of 15 associations and organizations involved in building design, construction and regulation, the Alliance will advocate for more coordination between state and municipal regulatory services. The overall goal of the Alliance is to have regulatory services provided in the most efficient manner possible while promoting safety for Wisconsin citizens and visitors. Alliance membership is reserved for advocacy, business, and governmental, labor, and professional groups.

The Alliance for Regulatory Coordination was initiated by Bob DuPont, the former Director of Program Development for the Safety and Buildings Division of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. The Alliance is a client group of Regulatory Guidance and Design LLC, which is owned and operated by Mr. DuPont.

“Immediate concerns of the Alliance center on the leadership and location of regulatory programs now in the Wisconsin Department of Commerce” said Mr. DuPont. “The idea of revamping or eliminating the department entirely is cause for concern among the construction industry. It is unclear what will happen to the programs now housed in the Safety and Buildings and Environmental and Regulatory Services Divisions of Commerce.”

The election of a new Governor in November all but guarantees new appointees will take over early in 2011 at both the Department Secretary and the Division Administrator levels within the department. In addition, the economic development operations of the department have recently been the subject of studies and recommendations to make significant changes in the economic development portion of the department, leaving the regulatory portions up in the air. The two regulatory divisions, known as S&B and ERS among their customers, came to Commerce from the former Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations in 1996.

“The Alliance for Regulatory Coordination understands that economic development needs particular attention at this time” said Mr. DuPont. “However, safety programs at both the state and municipal levels must also be equipped for the economic upturn that is sure to come.”

You can learn more about the concerns, goals and operations of the Alliance at www.4arc.org.

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