FMAM Conference education survey

FMAM Survey

The FMAM will host their annual conference July 24-26, 2019, at Tan-Tar-A, on the Lake of the Ozarks. You can expect significant changes to this year’s format. We have scheduled a variety of courses over the 2 -1/2 days conference, while maintaining the opportunity to obtain up to 20 CEU’s. You will see 11 separate courses, ranging anywhere from 30 minutes up to two and one half hours. We are committed to offering inspector level, as well as fire marshal level classes, to provide opportunities for all inspectors. We’ve created the following survey to help us make the conference experience more valuable.

Here’s a short list of what we have secured at this time.
*Cannabis and the Fire Code
*NFPA 25 Update (Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Sprinkler Systems)
*NFPA 3 & 4 Integrated Testing and Commissioning
*Introduction to Nitrogen Systems
*Commercial and Proximal Fireworks Display Inspections
*Ameren Electric (Topic TBD)

Thank you in advance,
The Education Committee (Steve Gettemeier, Keith Payne, Pat McDermott, and Ryan Roberts)

Job Opportunity – INSPECTION MANAGER | St. Charles County, MO

Starting Salary:             $59,847.93 per year

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position which includes a full range of benefits including Paid Time Off, Extended Medical Leave, Holidays, Employee health, dental, life, disability, retirement and tuition assistance programs.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The purpose of this position is to manage, oversee and coordinate Building Code Enforcement operations, building inspection, plan review; and provide technical assistance to the public. The work is performed under the direction of the Division Director-Building Code Enforcement.

  • Oversees daily operations and manages administration, plan review and building inspection.
  • Inspects residential, commercial and industrial building projects for code compliance.
  • Investigates complaints regarding property maintenance and code enforcement issues.
  • Performs plan reviews as needed.
  • Inspects demolition sites for code requirements and technical calculation for approval/disapproval.
  • Supervise inspectors. Manages daily scheduling and routing of building inspectors.
  • Researches and advises the public and staff regarding code requirements. Provides technical assistance to the public and staff.
  • Handles difficult and sensitive citizen and property owner complaints.
  • Directs and oversees employee training program. Evaluates employee performance.
  • Communicates with Plan Review Engineers regarding code related matters.
  • Maintains knowledge of applicable codes, statutes and ordinances regarding building safety, code enforcement, licensing, and inspection; budget development and administration principles; and personnel supervision principles.
  • Acts as field supervisor for disaster response activities.
  • Dispatches and supervises emergency response activities (such as building fires) on weekends and afterhours (occasionally includes phone calls during the night).
  • Performs division director duties in the absence of the division director.
  • Works closely with other departments.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Five years building inspection and code enforcement with two years supervisory experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • A valid motor vehicle operator’s license required.
  • Must be certified, or obtain within one year of employment, certification as a Combination Residential Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, and Building Official from the International Code Council (ICC).
  • FEMA certifications IS-100.c, IS-200.b, IS – 700.b, IS – 775, and IS-800.c are required to be obtained the first 6 months of employment. 
  • Employment will be contingent on successfully passing a full criminal background check.

TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted only through our Self-Service Website at http://hr.sccmo.org/hr. We do not accept faxed, e-mailed or print applications. For your convenience, if needed, terminals are available on site at the HR Dept., 201 N. Second St., Room 522, St. Charles, MO  63301 Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

*To assure consideration, applications must be received by April 4th, 2019. *

St. Charles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  St. Charles County is a drug and alcohol-free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is required for all positions.

50th Annual MABOI Fall Conference | Chateau on the Lake | September 26th – 29th, 2019

The members of the MABOI Board of Directors are pleased to announce all of the details of the 50th annual MABOI fall conference below. We hope that you take advantage of the educational and networking opportunities and hope to see you all there!

Click here for Member Registration
Click here for Companion Registration
Click here for Guest Registration

Educational Schedule

Thursday 12 pm – 4 pm

Inspector Skills – Stephen L. Thomas

This class will provide inspectors with the non-technical knowledge and soft skills for communicating with others to obtain compliance with applicable code requirements. The discussion will include professional appearances, communications and customer service. Legal aspects of the code enforcement will be discussed as well as ethics in government. Class discussions and case studies will be reviewed to support the skills learned in this session.

Friday Full Day

IRC Plan Review to Field Inspections Day 1 of 2 – Russell Thornburg

A moderately-paced course that provides an in-depth view of the IRC, chapters 1 – 10 & 44 dealing with many facets and issues.   Catch major and minor code items that will help improve the plan review to field inspections processes.   Administration rules, definitions, fire and life safety aspects, soil conditions & excavation, footing size and strength, placement of concrete, slab-on-grade, reinforcing steel, anchorage, retaining walls, light conventional wood-frame construction, load paths, notching and boring, girders and headers, connections and brace walls,  and roofing provisions of rafters and roof truss will be covered.  This course is applicable to all aspects of the design/construction/regulatory community, including contractors and design professionals.

Commercial Building Inspections
Day 1 of 2 – Stephen L. Thomas

This full-day class is designed for residential inspectors that are moving into the area of commercial inspections. The class will briefly discuss the preparation and tools needed to conduct an inspection and the interaction between the inspector and contractor. The majority of the class will focus on the technique and technical aspects of commercial building inspections. Subjects discussed in the class will include foundations, wood framing, light-gauge steel framing, fire-resistive rated construction, means of egress and accessibility.

Saturday Full Day

IRC Plan Review to Field Inspections Day 2 of 2- Russell Thornburg

A moderately-paced course that provides an in-depth view of the IRC, chapters 1 – 10 & 44 dealing with many facets and issues.   Catch major and minor code items that will help improve the plan review to field inspections processes.   Administration rules, definitions, fire and life safety aspects, soil conditions & excavation, footing size and strength, placement of concrete, slab-on-grade, reinforcing steel, anchorage, retaining walls, light conventional wood-frame construction, load paths, notching and boring, girders and headers, connections and brace walls,  and roofing provisions of rafters and roof truss will be covered.  This course is applicable to all aspects of the design/construction/regulatory community, including contractors and design professionals.

Commercial Plan Review –
Day 2 of 2 Stephen L. Thomas 

Explains the process of conducting a plan review for small/medium sized commercial projects.  It will cover the Building, Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical requirements for commercial projects.  The first day will focus on the building code portion of reviews based on the International Building Code.  The Second day will focus on the plumbing, mechanical and electrical portion of the review. The class will provide students with formats, process, and understanding of how to conduct a commercial plan review.

Instructor Biographies

Russell Thornburg

With over 31 years of experience, Russell Thornburg brings to the classroom first-hand knowledge of many aspects of the building industry from the basics of home ownership, to general contracting, to field inspection and plans examiner.  For more than twenty years, he was self-employed as a licensed general contractor and has over 17 years of experience working for municipalities in the state of Minnesota and Kansas.  During this time, he began teaching Building Inspection Technology programs for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, as well as Continuing Education Seminars from around the country and ICC chapters.  After a short stint serving as Program Manager for Johnson County Contractor Licensing of KS he has returned to Texas and now writes and develops code seminars and presents these programs for various organizations, including municipalities, institutes, ICC chapters, Home Builders Associations, and industries throughout the United States.

STEPHEN L. THOMAS, CBO President, Colorado Code Consulting, LLC

Mr. Thomas has nearly forty years of experience in working with building codes including plan reviews, inspections, and administration.  His firm provides building code consulting services for governmental agencies and architectural firms, as well as educational seminars on building codes.  Starting a building code-consulting firm in 1999, he has served as the contract Building Official for several local jurisdictions in Colorado.  Mr. Thomas has also served on several ICBO and ICC committees including the ICC Means of Egress Code Development Committee. He currently serves on the ICC Codes & Standards Committee. He is also the author of the book, Building Code Basics, based on the 2009 & 2012 IBC, and Building Code Essentials based on the 2015 and 2018 IBC, all available from ICC. He has presented building code classes for the last 35 years and provides an interesting and engaging look at building codes.

Lodging

This year we will be heading back to the Chateau on the Lake Resort

Lodging Is Not Included in the Conference Fees – Please Pay Separately

Please schedule reservations by calling Chateau Resort at 1-888-333-5253
MABOI’s Room Rates for the event:
$119 per night Not Including Taxes (single & double occupancy rate)

Please note that the resort has indicated to us that this is a busy time of year for them and suggests to register as soon as possible

Conference Fees

  • Active Member Conference Fee $250
  • Retired Member Conference Fee $75
  • Companion Fees: 13 years and older $75, 3-12 years $50, 2 years and under FREE

Includes admission to seminars, Friday breakfast, lunch, & dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch & banquet dinner, and Sunday Brunch

Banquet meal choices:

  • Crispy Onion Chicken Breast
  • Brown Sugar Glazed 10oz KC Strip
  • Chipotle Lime BBQ Glazed Pork Loin
  • Almond Encrusted Salmon
  • Vegetable Wellington
Click here for Member Registration
Click here for Companion Registration
Click here for Guest Registration

Marijuana and the Building Code | St. John | April 16, 2019

Marijuana and the Building Code

Eventbrite - Marijuana and the Building Code | St. John | April 16, 2019 | Steve Thomas

Location: St. John City Hall 8944 St. Charles Rock Rd. Cafeteria Level St John, Mo. 63114

Instructor: Steve Thomas

Mr. Thomas has over thirty-five years experience in working with building codes including plan reviews, inspections and administration. His firm provides building code consulting services for governmental agencies and architectural firms, as well as educational seminars on building codes. Starting a building code-consulting firm in 1999, he has served as the contract Building Official for local jurisdictions in Colorado. Mr. Thomas has served on several ICBO committees and served on the ICC Means of Egress Code Development Committee. He served as Chair of that committee for two code cycles. He is also the author of the books, Building Code Basics, Building Code Essentials, all available from ICC. He has presented building code classes for the last 30 years and provides an interesting and engaging look at building codes. Mr. Thomas enjoys promoting building codes and educating people on the use of the codes in their communities and/or business. Specialties: International Building Code, International Residential Code, Code Administration, Building Department Assessments.

  • 8:00 a.m. Registration
  • 8:30 a.m. Start
  • 5:00 p.m. Finish

CEUs: 0.8

As passage of legalized marijuana sweeps across the country, inquiries for new and modifications to existing structures for such facilities have already begun.This fast-paced class has been created to discuss facilities – use, egress,electrical concerns, hazards (MAQs), mechanical (exhaust and ventilation),occupancies, plumbing issues, sprinklers and waste disposal. Further discussionwill address the potential impact of such legislation on the built environment,based on situations that have been encountered in other states that have previously passed similar legislation and what effects Washington’s law mighthave on local jurisdictions.

MABOI FALL CONFERENCE EDUCATIONAL SCHEDULE

The MABOI Board of Directors is pleased to announce the educational schedule for the Fall Conference. Soon to follow will be the conference registration information along with links and forms to register…stay tuned!

Thursday 12 pm – 4 pm

Inspector Skills – Stephen L. Thomas

This class will provide inspectors with the non-technical knowledge and soft skills for communicating with others to obtain compliance with applicable code requirements. The discussion will include professional appearances, communications and customer service. Legal aspects of the code enforcement will be discussed as well as ethics in government. Class discussions and case studies will be reviewed to support the skills learned in this session.

Friday Full Day

IRC Plan Review to Field Inspections Day 1 of 2 – Russell Thornburg

A moderately-paced course that provides an in-depth view of the IRC, chapters 1 – 10 & 44 dealing with many facets and issues.   Catch major and minor code items that will help improve the plan review to field inspections processes.   Administration rules, definitions, fire and life safety aspects, soil conditions & excavation, footing size and strength, placement of concrete, slab-on-grade, reinforcing steel, anchorage, retaining walls, light conventional wood-frame construction, load paths, notching and boring, girders and headers, connections and brace walls,  and roofing provisions of rafters and roof truss will be covered.  This course is applicable to all aspects of the design/construction/regulatory community, including contractors and design professionals.

Commercial Building Inspections – Stephen L. Thomas

This full-day class is designed for residential inspectors that are moving into the area of commercial inspections. The class will briefly discuss the preparation and tools needed to conduct an inspection and the interaction between the inspector and contractor. The majority of the class will focus on the technique and technical aspects of commercial building inspections. Subjects discussed in the class will include foundations, wood framing, light-gauge steel framing, fire-resistive rated construction, means of egress and accessibility.

Saturday Full Day

IRC Plan Review to Field Inspections Day 2 of 2- Russell Thornburg

A moderately-paced course that provides an in-depth view of the IRC, chapters 1 – 10 & 44 dealing with many facets and issues.   Catch major and minor code items that will help improve the plan review to field inspections processes.   Administration rules, definitions, fire and life safety aspects, soil conditions & excavation, footing size and strength, placement of concrete, slab-on-grade, reinforcing steel, anchorage, retaining walls, light conventional wood-frame construction, load paths, notching and boring, girders and headers, connections and brace walls,  and roofing provisions of rafters and roof truss will be covered.  This course is applicable to all aspects of the design/construction/regulatory community, including contractors and design professionals.

Commercial Plan Review – Stephen L. Thomas 

Explains the process of conducting a plan review for small/medium sized commercial projects.  It will cover the Building, Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical requirements for commercial projects.  The first day will focus on the building code portion of reviews based on the International Building Code.  The Second day will focus on the plumbing, mechanical and electrical portion of the review. The class will provide students with formats, process, and understanding of how to conduct a commercial plan review.

Instructor Biographies

Russell Thornburg

With over 31 years of experience, Russell Thornburg brings to the classroom first-hand knowledge of many aspects of the building industry from the basics of home ownership, to general contracting, to field inspection and plans examiner.  For more than twenty years, he was self-employed as a licensed general contractor and has over 17 years of experience working for municipalities in the state of Minnesota and Kansas.  During this time, he began teaching Building Inspection Technology programs for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, as well as Continuing Education Seminars from around the country and ICC chapters.  After a short stint serving as Program Manager for Johnson County Contractor Licensing of KS he has returned to Texas and now writes and develops code seminars and presents these programs for various organizations, including municipalities, institutes, ICC chapters, Home Builders Associations, and industries throughout the United States.

STEPHEN L. THOMAS, CBO

President, Colorado Code Consulting, LLC

Mr. Thomas has nearly forty years of experience in working with building codes including plan reviews, inspections, and administration.  His firm provides building code consulting services for governmental agencies and architectural firms, as well as educational seminars on building codes.  Starting a building code-consulting firm in 1999, he has served as the contract Building Official for several local jurisdictions in Colorado.  Mr. Thomas has also served on several ICBO and ICC committees including the ICC Means of Egress Code Development Committee. He currently serves on the ICC Codes & Standards Committee. He is also the author of the book, Building Code Basics, based on the 2009 & 2012 IBC, and Building Code Essentials based on the 2015 and 2018 IBC, all available from ICC. He has presented building code classes for the last 35 years and provides an interesting and engaging look at building codes.

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