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!

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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
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Job Opportunity – Code Compliance Inspector | Arnold, MO

POSTED: March 25, 2019
CLOSES: April 14, 2019

Position Overview

The City of Arnold is accepting applications for the position of Code Compliance Inspector. This position ensures properties and structures within the City meet code requirements through site inspections, investigations, and enforcement activities. This is a full-time, non-union, non-exempt building inspector position that reports to the Chief Building Official.

Job Functions

Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: investigating violations of and pursuing compliance with the various sections of the City’s Municipal Code as they pertain to property maintenance; building; occupancy, licensing, land use, zoning, signage, and nuisance abatement; issuing violation notices and appearing in municipal court on behalf of the City; maintaining accurate documentation and case files; performing limited plan review and inspection of buildings at various stages of construction; providing assistance to the public by interpreting and explaining regulations and codes; resolving complaints; and assisting in the administration of various permits.

Qualifications

The successful applicant must have, at minimum, an Associate’s degree or equivalent (trade school) with training in property maintenance and inspection or law enforcement and two years’ experience as a code compliance or building inspector; or four years journey-level experience in general construction, home inspection, fire service, or related fields with a strong understanding of applicable codes; or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. ICC Property Maintenance certification is required within six (6) months of hire. Residential or Commercial Inspector certification is required within one (1) year of hire. Additional certifications are expected to be pursued. Considerable initiative, independent judgement, and professional communication skills are necessary for this position. Must possess a valid driver’s license, strong customer service skills, and computer proficiency.

Physical Demands & Working Environment

Primary work includes walking on all types of physical terrain in all kinds of weather conditions, accessing the inside of buildings, including basements/crawl spaces, roofs, etc. May face exposure to poisonous weeds, dangerous animals, infectious agents, loud noise, sharp or falling objects, and hostile persons while performing job responsibilities. Must be able to lift weight normally not exceeding 30 lbs.

Compensation & Benefits

The hourly wage for this full-time, non-exempt position begins at $20.04, depending on qualifications and experience. The City of Arnold offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health, dental, vision and prescription, 100% funded by the City for single coverage. Pension is with the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System (MO LAGERS).

How To Apply

To receive full consideration, submit cover letter, application, resume, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three to five professional references to the Community Development Director by midnight CST on Sunday April 14, 2019. Offers of employment are conditional pending the successful results of a physical, drug screen, reference and criminal background check. For additional information, please visit https://www.arnoldmo.org/government/employment-opportunities/. EOE/A/M/F/D/V

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.

Job Opportunity – STORM WATER MANAGER | Weldon Spring, MO

STORM WATER MANAGER JOB OPENING

The City of Weldon Spring, Missouri, is seeking to fill the part-time Storm Water Manager position. The current Storm Water Manager is retiring after 11 years of service to the City. A minimum of five years of relevant municipal experience and knowledge in a site construction review and inspection and/or community development setting is preferred. A complete job description and employment application form are available on the City’s website: https://weldonspring.org/employmentview.aspx?eid=939 Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, application form and resume to the City Administrator, Michael Padella, by mailing it to 5401 Independence Rd., Weldon Spring, MO 63304 or emailing it to [email protected]. The position will remain open until filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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