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

Floodplain Mitigation | Maryland Heights| September 23, 2019

St. Charles County and the City of Maryland Heights are hosting a Floodplain Mitigation seminar designed to assist Floodplain Managers, Building Officials and staff, and other related relief groups in dealing with structure damage associated with flooding.

Two sessions are available (both include the same information)

GENERAL INFORMATION

When: Monday, September 23, 2019

Where: Maryland Heights Community Center, 2300 McKelvey Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043

AGENDA

Floodproofing Methods

  • Wet and Dry Floodproofng Methods
  • Flood Vent Installation
  • Mitigation Techniques

Understanding Elevation Certificates

  • Elevation Certificates Overview
  • Timeframes
  • Potential Issues

Elevating/Moving Homes

  • Elevation Processes
  • Impacts on Property
  • Financing
  • History
  • Locating a Contractor

FEMA Response

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Registration is required and can be completed by selecting one of the two links below.

Two sessions are available (both include the same information, so please just register for one)

Morning Session (8:30 am to 12:00 pm) – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/floodplain-mitigation-seminar-morning-session-tickets-71428828549

Afternoon Session (1:00 pm to 4:30 pm) – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/floodplain-mitigation-seminar-afternoon-session-tickets-71428920825

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

IBC Mixed Occupancies /Special Building Types and Features | Election of Officers | Syberg’s – Dorsett | September 13, 2019

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Morning Session: 2015 IBC Mixed Occupancies

MORNING SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Based on the provisions of IBC Section 508, this seminar addresses those special requirements applicable to buildings containing two or more occupancy classifications.The three mixed-occupancy options are presented along with examples and exercises that illustrate the proper application of the provisions.

Specific topics include:

  • Occupancy classification
  • Mixed occupancy conditions
  • Accessory occupancies
  • Nonseparated occupancies
  • Separated occupancies
  • Multi-story conditions

The following publications are recommended to ensure success in this course:

2015 International Building Code® (IBC®)

Course Objectives...

  • Identify incidental uses and understand how they differ from mixed-occupancy conditions
  • Define the concept for addressing mixed-occupancy buildings
  • Identify the three options that are available for regulating mixed-occupancy buildings
  • Describe the relationship of occupancy classification, allowable height, allowable area and occupancy separation to mixed-occupancy buildings

Afternoon Session: 2015 Special Building Types and Features

AFTERNOON SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Based on selected provisions from Chapter 4, this seminar focuses on several special building types and features. High-rise buildings, underground buildings, parking garages are specialized buildings that have their own unique considerations. Atriums, stages, and platforms are building features that are evaluated in a special manner due to the hazards involved.The special detailed requirements and allowances set forth throughout Chapter 4 address a variety of uses and occupancies.

Specific topics include:

  • High-rise buildings
  • Underground buildings
  • Covered and Open Mall Buildings
  • Parking garages
  • Aircraft hangars
  • Atriums
  • Stages and platforms

The following publications are recommended to ensure success in this course:

2015 International Building Code® (IBC®)

 Course Objectives…

  • Identify those special building types and features that are regulated in IBC Chapter 4
  • Apply the special provisions applicable to high-rise buildings, underground buildings, parking garages, mall buildings and special amusement buildings
  • Apply the special provisions that regulate atriums, stages, platforms and storm shelters
  • Understand the scope and application of IBC Chapter 4

 Who should attend:

  • Permit Technicians (CEU’s—.6)
  • Building Inspectors (CEU’s—.6)
  • Plans Examiners (CEU’s—.6)
  • Code Officials (CEU’s—.6)

Where / When:

Sybergs 2430 Old Dorsett Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Sign-in / Breakfast: 8:30 am

Seminar: 9 am-4 pm

Registration:

Seminar Fee: MABOI Members: FREE

Includes: breakfast, seminar, and lunch

Pre-registration is required

Seating limited to 100 people

Information:

PAYMENTS: 12685 Dorsett Rd #308, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Election slate:

Robert Poteet III,, President moves to past President

Eric Powers, moves to President

Joe Kovac, moves to Vice President

Neil Fick, moves to Exec Secretary

Dale Nicolas, Recording Secretary

Matt Whitwell, Membership Secretary

Jeff Carter, Treasurer

Chris Gaw, Director term ends 2021

David Astuto, Director term ends 2020

Mark Zaiontz, Director term ends 2020

Jeff Center, Director term ends 2021

Chris Schlumm, Director term ends 2021

Greg Tate, Director term ends 2020

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Job Opportunity – Building Inspector | Webster Groves, Missouri

BUILDING INSPECTOR

Planning Department

The City of Webster Groves is accepting applications for a full-time building inspector. Under the direction of the building commissioner, the primary responsibilities are to ensure the general health, safety and welfare of the public within the City through various codes and ordinances. Conducts field inspections, conducts research to ensure that the proper code section is cited in determining a violation, performs the duties of plan reviewer and code enforcement as needed, issues notices of violation or stop work orders as needed, and prepares evidence files for use by the prosecuting attorney.  Enters inspection results and other information as needed in City’s permit tracking system. Consults with contractors, owners, architects, engineers and other interested parties regarding construction codes.

REQUIRED:

  • Graduation from a two (2) year college with a Degree in Building Inspection and Code Enforcement Technology or similar degree OR
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the construction field with at least two (2) years being directly related to building code enforcement (electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection).
  • The successful candidate must be certified as a Residential Combination Inspector or be able to obtain certification within twelve (12) months of employment.

Starting salary range is $47,858 – $60,000 annually, with excellent benefits. Strong preference for experienced municipal building inspector with current residential combination inspector certification, with compensation at or near $60,000.

Application Deadline:      Open until filled

Send Application to:         Employment application is required.  Resume will not be considered without a completed application.

  • APPLICATIONS:  available online at www.webstergroves.org, or City Hall address below.
  • EMAIL:      [email protected]
  • FAX:          (314) 963-3398
  • MAIL:        City of Webster Groves

                        Attn: HR

                        4 East Lockwood Ave.

                        Webster Groves, MO 63119

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