2022 MABFO MEGA Conference | Margaritaville Lake Resort | November 9-11, 2022

Members, attached is the conference flyer outlining the educational schedule as well as the registration form, and a message from MABFO President Ed Berkel.

Thank you for considering the third MABFO Educational Conference!
All the Missouri ICC Chapters have joined together for yet another historic event this November at the Lake of the Ozarks. Similar to our previous MEGA Conference, our primary purpose of this exciting event is to educate building
officials, fire officials, architects, engineers, and other code professionals while raising money for the upcoming ICC Annual Meeting to be held in St. Louis, Missouri in October 2023. We realize this will be a BIG undertaking as well as an
honor to host this nationwide event in Missouri yet again.


Your participation in this year’s MEGA conference is paramount to the hosting of the 2023 ICC Meeting and we hope you will join us for this important educational conference. We understand that everyone is affected by budget constraints, and therefore the committee has been working hard to provide extra value at this conference. This event promotes 2 ½ Days of training by ICC Instructors and Industry Experts along with a Vendor Expo, Prize Opportunities, and – most importantly – the opportunity to network with your peers such as building officials, fire officials, architects, engineers, and other code professionals.


I hope you give serious consideration to attending this educational event.
Ed Berkel
President | Missouri Association of Building & Fire Officials

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Permit Technicians, Inspectors & Reviewers – Improving Communication, Developing Partnerships, Improving Efficiency, Contractor Relations | Maryland Heights | October 6th, 2022

WHEN: October 6th, 2022 Registration: 8:00am  Class: 8:30am -3:30pm
WHERE: Maryland Heights Community Center 2300 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, MO, 63043 
COST: Seminar Fee single day: MABOI Members: $85

  • Includes: breakfast, seminar, and lunch
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Seating limited to 60 people

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: (per day)

  • Permit Technicians (CEU’s—.6)
  • Building Inspectors (CEU’s—.6)
  • Plans Examiners (CEU’s—.6)
  • Code Officials (CEU’s—.6)
  • Architects (CEU’s –6.0 AIA HSW)

Description:  This is a two-session 1/2 day presentation, morning and afternoon.

Improving the Communication and Developing Partnership Between all Parties

This course has been developed specifically for efficiency within departments involved with Building Safety environments from permit technicians, building inspectors, and plans examiners as they interact with the public. This course will focus on the detailed requirements of completing building inspections, customer service, record keeping, effective field procedures, and the effects of both verbal and non-verbal communication.  Topics will include communication, problem-solving options, and ethical standards while honing the skills necessary for building compliance with the International Residential Building Code.

  • Purpose and administration of the code
  • Office operations, scheduling, and record-keeping
  • Effective field inspection procedures
  • Written versus verbal orders   
  • Verbal and non-verbal skills
The Partnership: The Contractor and the Building Department  

This course will offer basic principles intended to help both the contractor and the building department staff do their jobs in an efficient and productive manner. The course topics will include communication, problem-solving options, and ethical standards while honing the skills necessary for building in compliance with the International Residential Building Code. This class has been designed to be of specific interest to residential builders, contractors, and the building department.

Construction Blueprint Reading | St. Louis Community College | January 2023

Spring 2023 College Course

The St. Louis Community College is hoping to offer their “Construction Blueprint Reading” course starting January 2023.

The class is slated to be held at the Forest Park Campus, 5600 Oakland Ave. [ Tuesdays, starting Jan. 17, at 5:00 p.m., in Room 316 in F-Tower, taught by Rich Unger, former Program Coordinator ] pending a minimum enrollment of 8 students.

This is essential knowledge for all building inspectors.  Although this course is normally no longer offered due to the termination of two of the school’s former programs:  Construction Management, and Building Inspection/Code Enforcement, it is now under consideration – per a special request.

This class will only be available if we can get sufficient students to commit to enrollment before the end of October 2022, when course offerings must go online.

If anyone is willing to commit to taking this course, please email Joe Kovac:  [email protected]  as soon as possible.

Permit Technicians, Inspectors & Reviewers – Improving Communication, Developing Partnerships, Improving Efficiency, Contractor Relations | Maryland Heights | October 6th, 2022

WHEN: October 6th, 2022 Registration: 8:00am  Class: 8:30am -3:30pm
WHERE: Maryland Heights Community Center 2300 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, MO, 63043 
COST: Seminar Fee single day: MABOI Members: $85

  • Includes: breakfast, seminar, and lunch
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Seating limited to 60 people

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: (per day)

  • Permit Technicians (CEU’s—.6)
  • Building Inspectors (CEU’s—.6)
  • Plans Examiners (CEU’s—.6)
  • Code Officials (CEU’s—.6)
  • Architects (CEU’s –6.0 AIA HSW)

Description:  This is a two-session 1/2 day presentation, morning and afternoon.

Improving the Communication and Developing Partnership Between all Parties

This course has been developed specifically for efficiency within departments involved with Building Safety environments from permit technicians, building inspectors, and plans examiners as they interact with the public. This course will focus on the detailed requirements of completing building inspections, customer service, record keeping, effective field procedures, and the effects of both verbal and non-verbal communication.  Topics will include communication, problem-solving options, and ethical standards while honing the skills necessary for building compliance with the International Residential Building Code.

  • Purpose and administration of the code
  • Office operations, scheduling, and record-keeping
  • Effective field inspection procedures
  • Written versus verbal orders   
  • Verbal and non-verbal skills
The Partnership: The Contractor and the Building Department  

This course will offer basic principles intended to help both the contractor and the building department staff do their jobs in an efficient and productive manner. The course topics will include communication, problem-solving options, and ethical standards while honing the skills necessary for building in compliance with the International Residential Building Code. This class has been designed to be of specific interest to residential builders, contractors, and the building department.

Design with compliance & ISO Programs | Sybergs | September 22, 2022 | FREE!

WHEN: September 22nd, 2022 Registration: 8:30am  Class: 9:00am-4:00pm

WHERE: Sybergs 2430 Old Dorsett Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

COST: FREE FOR MABOI MEMBERS

  • Includes: breakfast, seminar, and lunch

Lunch 12-1 with elections being held during lunch.

Baked chicken breast with white crème sauce , vegetable, and house salad.

  • Pre-registration is required
  • Seating limited to 100 people

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: (per day)

  • Permit Technicians (CEU’s—.6)
  • Building Inspectors (CEU’s—.6)
  • Plans Examiners (CEU’s—.6)
  • Code Officials (CEU’s—.6)
  • Architects (CEU’s –6.0 AIA HSW)

Description:  This is a two-session 1/2 day presentation, morning and afternoon.

1/2 Day Course Outline: “Design with Compliance in Mind” Michael D. Crall

  1. Introduction
    1. Instructor Introduction & Background
    1. Course Overview & Expectations
  • Building Construction – Current approach Vs. Proactive                          5 Minutes Here today…Here tomorrow.
  • Define Risk:                                                                                              10 Minutes

What health care providers, facility designers, and enforcers need to know about the risk-based approach of NFPA 101.

  • Building Construction – “Design with Compliance in Mind”                 45 Minutes
    • Code referenced specifications (Division 7, 9, 26 and 27)
    • Plan Review / Life Safety Drawings / Firestop Submittals
    • Wall / Floor Construction Types / Compartmentalization
    • IBC-2012 Specialty Inspections
    • Firestop & Damper installations
    • Firestop & Door openings
  • Renovation Projects – “Construction with Compliance in Mind”           45 Minutes
    • Life Safety Drawings
    • Barrier Management
  • Wall / Floor Barriers & Integrity
  • Joints / Curtain Wall / Edge of Slab
  • Door Assemblies – Repair History
  • Damper Assemblies – Post installation damage
    • Survey / Document Review
  • ASTM E119 Temperature Melting Characteristics                                  30 Minutes
    • Metallic vs PVC
    • Fiberglass Insulation vs Mineral Wool
    • Insulated Pipes
    • Cable applications – Percent Fill
    • Electrical Boxes – Back to Back and Membrane Applications
    • Connecting Hubs, Bands & Elbows in Barrier
    • Annular Space & Tooling
    • Point of Contact – Continuous Point of Contact
    • Top of Wall
    • Curtain Wall / Edge of Slab
  • Firestop Installation, Inspection, 3rd Party Testing and Burn Videos                   30Minutes
  • Firestop Installation / Annular Space / Tooling
    • Firestop Inspection / UL System Verification
    • UL Test Methods & ASTM E814 Burn Videos
    • Firestop Training – Accreditation / Certification

Course Wrap-Up

Instructor: Michael Crall

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Michael Crall is a Field Engineer – Central North America for Specified Technologies Inc.
STI is a global firestop manufacturer located in New Jersey with engineering offices in NJ
and OK. Michael’s experience includes 30 years in IBC / NFPA Compliance Standards,
Barrier Management Strategies, healthcare facility audits and has been providing AIA /
BICSI and various state approved presentations for over 25 years; please find the
attached professional references.

Michael currently sits on various building code, regulatory committees and building code
roundtables facilitating technical presentations to architect, building code official, fire
marshal and construction trades for continuing education. Michael has partnered with
healthcare facility owners to assess and design proactive barrier management
compliance programs. When provided an opportunity to present CEU programs, the
content is historical and code based, along with industry examples found during building
construction or healthcare facility surveys.

2nd 1/2 Day course subject: ISO Programs – How your building code and fire prevention departments impact P/C Insurance, FEMA Grants, and the NFIP

Dale K. Thomure, CBO, CFM

Manager –Community Hazard Mitigation

Verisk – Underwriting Solutions

Mr. Thomure is a Manager of Community Hazard Mitigation at Verisk. In this capacity he is responsible for the implementation of the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) in North America.  Mr. Thomure is a recognized subject-matter expert in the field of building code enforcement practices and is a frequent speaker on building code related topics.

Prior to his tenure at ISO, Mr. Thomure worked for nearly 20 years in municipal government management having responsibilities for Community Development, Public Works and Building Code Administration. 

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