BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota Housing Finance Agency will host Uniform Physical Conditions Standards (UPCS) training in Bismarck, ND, on Sept. 13-14, 2016. UPCS protocols are the defect definitions used during U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) Physical Assessment Subsystem (PASS) inspections.
“The Inspection Group’s training presents UPCS in simple terms that enables participants to not only conduct their own inspections, but to also interpret the resulting data so they can prioritize, plan and budget proactively,” said Planning and Housing Development Division Director Jennifer Henderson.
Training attendees will learn about property profile and building information entry, defect determination and severity classifications, health and safety categories, and life- threatening hazards. Information will also be provided on using the data gathered to generate reports like work orders, identifying maintenance trends, REAC score improvement plans, and capital planning.
A training manual with the latest protocol changes, pertinent web links and copies of all of the materials and slides shown during class will be provided to the attendees as will a UPCS Flip-Field Guide and a certificate of completion. This seminar does not provide a REAC certification.
“We are excited to bring this training opportunity to North Dakota,” said Henderson. “We believe the information provided will prove to be invaluable to owners, managers and the maintenance staff of multifamily properties with agency-administered contracts
Registration information is available online. The registration fee on or before August 26 is $250, after the fee is $300. Registration closes on Sept. 2. For more information, contact NDHFA at (800) 292-8621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1998, The Inspection Group Inc. provides Housing Quality Standards and Uniform Physical Conditions Standards inspection services to public housing agencies and affordable housing management companies nationwide.
A self-supporting state agency, NDHFA finances the creation and rehabilitation of affordable housing in North Dakota. The Industrial Commission of North Dakota, consisting of Gov. Jack Dalrymple, as chairman, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, oversees the agency.