Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Class for contractors to be offered in Idaho Falls next week on truss flooring systems

The Professional Contractor License Review Board is offering contractors a class in Idaho Falls next week that addresses design, construction and installation methods for wood truss floor systems.

The class will be held at July 25 at 10:30 a.m., at the Idaho Falls BMC West Truss Plant, 3715 Bombardier Ave.

In addition to design and installation, the class will also focus on the proper understanding of shop drawings of truss systems. A tour of the BMC truss plant will follow, and a light lunch will be provided.

The class has been approved for yearly continuing education units for professional building contractors and city of Idaho Falls licensed building contractors.

Idaho has more than 22,000 registered contractors, but becoming a professional building contractor through the Professional Contractor Licensing Review Board means a contractor has met training and experience standards not required for state registration. PBC certification allows contractors to offer consumers extra assurance that they are qualified, reputable and committed to staying up to date on the latest codes and issues.

Training and experience criteria include completion of a bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture or construction science, 32 hours of approved code-related education, and, depending on the class of license, from 5 to 15 years of experience. Classes of contractors include General Contractor (Class A), Building Contractor (Class B), Residential Contractor (Class C), and Sub-Contractor (Class D).

Pre-register by calling 208-342-1270, emailing or online at