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you for the use of the software, CodeBuddy™ Version 2.0. The software
provides quick access to Uniform Building Code requirements for
Occupancy R buildings. Its summaries and illustrations helped my
understanding of those sections of the UBC. I also appreciate this
company's sponsorship of the internet "Building Code Discussion
Group" (http://bcodes.infopop.net/) where I was able to get code
questions answered and where numerous discussions of code related
topics were available for my review.
Terry Patterson, Architectural Professor, University of Oklahoma
"Illustrated 2000 Building Code Handbook" developer, McGraw-Hill-
the McCain Institutes, a vocational school teaching estimating and
construction management, the UBC is a very important part of the
curriculum. We have included the CodeBuddy software as part of our
codes study. We have eliminated entirely our previous workbooks
for UBC and are using the CodeBuddy software in the Architectural
training/CAD Design, as codes pertaining to Residential Design required
Electrical NEC, Mechanical for UMC, Plumbing the UPC.
the past we used the code books with workbooks for each, as there
is just portions of these codes relevant, not to mention the UBC
splitting into more than one volume. CodeBuddy has saved us hundreds
of dollars and todate allowed our students the ease of accessing
the area of need instantly with the index. I can't express my thanks
near enough, as I have been teaching the Building Codes since 1976,
I have never had a tool for codes this good. If you design, as my
graduates work for those who do, CodeBuddy is as much of a tool
to the designer as a Hammer is to the Carpenter. Thank you for designing
such an excellent tool.
Neil McCain, Director of McCain Institutes
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
believe that your product is top of the line for inspectors and
permit counter technicians as well as contractors."
Steve Kerzan, CBO, Building Official
City of Indianapolis, Indiana
would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on the development
of an excellent new program that is sure to be a great success;
CodeBuddy. Since I have received my copy of the program, installed
on an 8- station network, we have used it extensively and found
both the information contained and method of presentation excellent.
CodeBuddy has significantly reduced the amount of time required
to search out code-related questions while providing excellent graphics
to further clarify the issue in question. You can be sure that I
will be recommending CodeBuddy to my associates."
E. Ransom, S.E., President, Brooks Ransom Structural Engineers Fresno,
took the opportunity to view CodeBuddy and went for a test run.
Just what we at Kings County need! I think you guys have come up
with a great product. User friendly, excellent graphics. Where is
Oost, Building Inspector, Kings County, CA
of computer aided design & drafting have long been in need of
an electronic method for code checking & verification. A program
running in the background ready to answer code-related questions,
rather than opening many books or even leaving your desk. A real
time saver. CodeBuddy is well organized and logically nested to
insure quick answers to my questions. The side menu is efficient
getting me information rather than having to wade through layers
of irrelevant data. I look forward to CodeBuddy reaching the marketplace
so that I can add to my set of tools for efficient creation of construction
documents. Thank you."
McGuire, Custom Homes Building Designer, Madera, CA
"This is very cool! Im an architecture student and this
has been a really great resource for school work and summer projects.
Thanks for putting this together."
Bensfam, Architectural Student, via e-mail
like it! CodeBuddy seems to be easy to navigate, and quite thorough.
Ill show it to the rest of the office here, and well
see how it does in practice."
S. Smith, CFEI, Senior Inspector/BOCA Inspector
Williamsport Bureau of Fire
I was very impressed with your program, it is everything that I
would want in code compliance software! I am setting up a consulting
firm for Homeowner's doing their own building and remodeling projects.
Right now I am working on a business plan and waiting to move to
Anchorage and set my company up, sometime next spring. I will be
looking forward to using your software. I will also be doing ADA
compliance consulting and will be looking to utilize that program
as well. Thank You.
program was loaded on our front counter computer to provide code-related
information to the public and for use by our permit technician.
We also loaded CodeBuddy on our inspector's laptops for use in the
field. We found that the program provides fast and factual information
for the building department personnel and the public. When searching
for code questions, not only does the program provide code information
at your finger tips, but the sketches presented as clarification
and backup information are extremely helpful.
Gorman, Building Official
City of Selma, CA
"I have just loaded CodeBuddy. It really is great! I see the
possibility of my doing away with one 2 hour video and 4 Audio Tapes
along with four workbooks. I will have a meeting in August with
my board of directors (Required by the State of Oregon for my CE
units) and will incorporate the CodeBuddy software into my curriculum.
I will then attempt to include it into a "Must Have" tool
for each Student. Hopefully I will be able to sell some for you
as I believe it will sell itself.
By the way it is installed on a McCain Institute Computer in Ketchican,
and my student is the one that displayed it to the Engineering
firm based in Seattle and Coast Guard where he will be working.
So thank you both, one for the program timely enough that I was
able to load in a machine, and the second for your patience in my
not loading it immediately here at my office."
Neil McCain, McCain Institute
Grants Pass, OR
you for returning my call this morning. 'Code Buddy' works great!
Would you be interested in knowing how I got it to work on my Macintosh
laptop? Given the fact that the man I ordered it from at Northwest
Builders (I called first for info.) was using a Macintosh and indicated
he wished it worked, there may be a market! Actually, it's a fairly
easy process.I'd just like to negotiate some "free" updates
for the future and/or access to any work you might do on expanding
to commercial code. Let me know..."
Official's experience using CodeBuddy!
Richard Graves, Building Official, Merced County, CA