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Get Ready for the New Building and Residential Code Changes!

CALBO and ICC have collaborated once again to co-publish significant changes for the 2022 California Building and Residential Codes. 

Don’t miss the Education Week courses based on these publications!

- Title: 2022 California Building Code: Significant Changes*
- San Ramon Dates: Monday, September 19 & Wednesday, September 21 (0.6 CEUs)
- Ontario Dates: Monday, October 10 & Wednesday, October 12 (0.6 CEUs)
- Attendance Options: In Person & Virtual

- Title: 2022 California Residential Code: Significant Changes*
- San Ramon Dates: Tuesday, September 20 & Thursday, September 22 (0.6 CEUs)
- Ontario Dates: Tuesday, October 11 & Thursday, October 13 (0.6 CEUs)
- Attendance Options: In Person & Virtual

*Each student who attends the 2022 CBC: Significant Changes course will receive an online code to download a digital version of the corresponding publication.

*Each student who attends the 2022 CRC: Significant Changes course will receive an online code to download a digital version of the corresponding publication.

Ready to register? Visit the CALBO Education Week page for additional information, including registration. 

For questions about upcoming courses, please email the CALBO Office or call 916-457-1103.

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Accessibility Topics Created With You in Mind!
Join us for these upcoming trainings

Are you preparing for an exam or renewing your CAB license or CASp certificate? These courses are newly updated to help you understand the most complex California Access Standards.

Are you renewing your architect license with CAB?*
Architects must complete 5 hours of coursework on disability access requirements within the previous two years. Click here for more information.

Are you renewing your CASp certification with DSA?*
CASp renewals must complete 15 continuing education units (CEUs) during each 3 year certification period, including a minimum of 5 CEUs must address regulatory updates to the CBC accessibility provisions. One CEU equals one hour of instructional time. Click here for more information.

Title: Highlighting Accessibility Changes in the 2022 California Building and Residential Codes
- Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 10:00am – 12:00pm (0.2 CEUs)
- Format: Online Live Webinar (Virtual Attendance ONLY)

Title: 2022 CBC Chapter 11A: Privately-Funded Multi-Family Dwelling Accessibility
- Dates: Monday, September 19 & October 10 from 8:00am – 3:30pm (0.6 CEUs)
- Format: Education Week In-Person and Virtual Attendance

Title: 2022 CBC Chapter 11B Accessibility in Public Buildings, Public Accommodations and Commercial Buildings
- Dates: Tuesday, September 20 & October 11 from 8:00am – 3:30pm (0.6 CEUs)
- Format: Education Week In-Person and Virtual Attendance

*CALBO is listed as a training provider on the CAB website and DSA website, but it is the architect’s/CASp’s responsibility to determine that a course meets the renewal requirements according to the published criteria and to document and retain records of attendance.

Ready to register? Visit the CALBO Training Page for additional information, including registration. 

For questions about upcoming courses, please email the CALBO Office or call 916-457-1103.

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Energy Nonresidential Standards Webinar
Registration Closes Today

The CALBO Training Institute has partnered with California Energy Commission to bring you webinars highlighting the new 2022 California Energy Standards.

Don’t miss this webinar – back by popular demand!

2022 Energy Nonresidential Standards: What’s Changed for the Next Code Cycle?

Webinar Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Webinar Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 30703 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 6: 2022 - 2 LUs
Online Registration: Click Here

***Registration Closes Today (Tuesday) at 5:00pm***

A special thank you to our Energy Code webinar sponsor, Energy Code Ace
for their support of these training opportunities.
Visit their website for energy code resources that will help you navigate the new standards.

For questions about the CALBO Webinar Calendar, please email or call 916-457-1103. 

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Join Us this Fall!
Upcoming Inspection Courses

As our profession continues to boom, staying up-to-date on inspection updates is vital. These courses will help you and your colleagues prepare for the non-stop demand for inspections, whether residential or commercial. With these offerings, there is something for every inspector – no matter your specialty! 

San Ramon: September 19-22, 2022
In-Person and Virtual Attendance
San Ramon Marriott

Ontario: October 10-13, 2022
In-Person and Virtual Attendance
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport

  • 2022 California Building Code: Significant Changes

  • 2022 California Electrical Code: Significant Changes

  • 2022 California Mechanical Code: Residential and Commercial Inspection Fundamentals

  • 2022 California Plumbing Code: Residential and Commercial Inspection Fundaments

  • 2022 California Residential Code: Significant Changes

  • Means of Egress in the 2022 California Code

  • Solar Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Systems: Inspection Fundamentals

  • Swimming Pools and Spas

Ready to register? Visit the CALBO Education Week Registration Page for more information, including a full listing of all courses. We will see you this fall! 

For questions about upcoming courses, please email the CALBO Office or call 916-457-1103.

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2022 CALBO Education Weeks
Newly Developed Courses Added!

Need to study up on the new codes before they take effect? Consider taking a course (or four) at the upcoming 2022 CALBO Education Weeks. The CALBO Training Institute (CTI) have created an educational program geared to prepare YOU for this upcoming new code cycle.  With 18 courses being offered this year, and every single one of them has either been newly developed or recently updated, why are you waiting?

Courses include a variety of offerings to help train building-safety professionals in the latest code changes, including accessibility, accessory dwelling units, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, egress, permit technician development, plan review improvement, and much more!

With both in person and virtual training options available, don’t miss these courses - register today!

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CALBO’s 60th Annual Business Meeting Session Presentations (PDF)

Did you miss the 60th Annual Business Meeting or attended an Annual Business Meeting session that you want to share with your colleagues? View or download the topical presentations (PDF) about trending subject matter in building-safety. For a complete list, please visit the Annual Business Meeting Presentations Page located on the CALBO website.

If you have questions regarding the information above, please contact the CALBO Office. 

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Courses Created for YOU!
Upcoming Permit Technician and Plan Review Courses

Are you looking to improve your role as a permit technician or plan reviewer? Consider taking one of these upcoming Education Week courses covering important topics within your role. Whether you are serving in an introductory or advanced role, there is something for everyone!​

San Ramon: September 19-22, 2022
In-Person and Virtual Attendance
San Ramon Marriott

Ontario: October 10-13, 2022
In-Person and Virtual Attendance
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport

- Permit Technician Career Advancement: The Core Essentials - 0.6 CEUs (NEW)
- Permit Technician Career Advancement: How to Properly Screen Plans for Successful Permit Services - 0.6 CEUs (NEW)
- Means of Egress in the 2022 California Building Code - 0.6 CEUs (Newly Updated)
- Streamlining Residential Plan Review - 0.6 CEUs (NEW)

Ready to register? Visit the CALBO Education Week Registration Page for more information, including a full listing of all courses. We will see you this fall! 

For questions about upcoming courses, please email the CALBO Office or call 916-457-1103.

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CALBO’s 60th ABM – Thanks for Joining Us!

Last month, members gathered virtually or in-person for a week of networking, educational training and professional development opportunities. This hybrid event was the perfect opportunity to catch-up with friends, share stories from the past year and learn about industry related updates. 

Join us in a round of applause for the following exhibitors and sponsored that joined us in Rancho Mirage. We thank ALL of them for their continued support of our industry and organization during their unprecedented times. 

A special thank you to our CALBO Partners for their demonstrated commitment to helping CALBO promote the very best of our profession.

4LEAF, Inc., Gold Partner 
Accela, ABM Sponsor
​Avolve Software, ABM Sponsor
Bureau Veritas, Silver Partner 
California Energy Commission
Camino
CCIDC, Inc., ABM Sponsor
CentralSquare Technologies
CivicPlus
Civos, Inc.
Clariti, Silver Partner 
Cloudpermit, Inc.
Coastland Civil Engineering
Computronix
CRSI
CSG Consultants, Inc., Gold Partner
Degenkolb Engineers, ABM Sponsor
DigEplan North America
e-PlanSoft
EdgeSoft Inc.

Energy Code Ace, Silver Partner
Hoover Treated Wood Products
IAPMO
International Code Council, Bronze Partner 
Interwest, Gold Partner
JAS Pacific
OpenGov, ABM Sponsor
Optimum Seismic, Gold Partner 
Selectron Technologies, ABM Sponsor
SG Architectural Specialties
Shums Coda Associates, Bronze Partner

Simpson Strong-Tie, Bronze Partner
TRB + Associates, Bronze Partner 
True North Compliance Services, Inc., ABM Sponsor
Tyler Technologies
Underwriters Laboratories
VCA Code
Vuspex
Wall and Ceiling Bureau (WCB), Bronze Partner
Willdan, Gold Partner

  

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2022 CALBO Education Weeks
In Person and Virtual Registration Now Available

The CALBO Training Institute (CTI) will host the 2022 Education Weeks in San Ramon and Ontario with in person and virtual attendance options at both venues. All courses have been updated with the 2022 codes. A special thank you to our instructors and subject matter experts for developing and instructing upcoming courses. Guarantee your spot to attend – register for a course today!

CALBO Education Week: San Ramon
In Person and Virtual Attendance

Monday, September 19 - Thursday, September 22, 2022
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Venue: San Ramon Marriott - 2600 Bishop Dr San Ramon, CA 94583
Course Offerings: Each course is 0.6 CEUs

CALBO Education Week: Ontario
In Person and Virtual Attendance

Monday, October 10 - Thursday, October 13, 2022
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport - 222 North Vineyard Ave Ontario, CA 91764
Course Offerings: Each course is 0.6 CEUs

Click here for more information, including course listings, hotel information and registration summary. We will see you this Fall!

For questions or registration assistance, please email the CALBO Office or call 916-457-1103.

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2022 Energy Code Webinars – Register Today!

Don’t miss live webinar opportunities with California Energy Commission.

The CALBO Training Institute has partnered with California Energy Commission to bring you these webinars highlighting the upcoming 2022 California Energy Standards that will soon be published.

2022 Energy Multifamily Standards: What’s Changed for the Next Code Cycle?

Thursday, July 14, 2022
1:00 – 3:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 30705 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 4: 2022 - 2 LUs
Online Registration – Click Here

2022 Energy Nonresidential Standards: What’s Changed for the Next Code Cycle?

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 30703 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No.6: 2022 - 2 LUs
Online Registration – Click Here

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A Special Message from Your 2022-23 CALBO President

Friends of CALBO, 

It seems cliché to say… how time flies.  But as we find ourselves entering the Summer season, I am reminded of how quickly things come, go and change within our industry.  As your newly elected CALBO President, I take the helm at a time of organizational change.  I look forward to working with our accomplished members and your devoted Board of Directors to ensure that as time indeed flies, we remain productive and vigilant through these fast-paced times.

I had the good fortune of seeing MANY of you at our recent annual business meeting in Rancho Mirage.  I was thrilled to SEE so many in person, even with the virtual option available.  We all know this, but especially in this industry, we like to come together and this was a perfect opportunity.  Our program was rock solid and I’m grateful to the many subject matter experts, instructors and presenters who provided four days of unparalleled professional development.  I want to extend my sincere thanks to our loyal industry colleagues, countless sponsors, and over 40 exhibitors who came together to make our ABM fantastic.  How about those food trucks? 

As we move forward from the pandemic, it was heartening to recognize the best and brightest within our profession – the standouts who were highly acknowledged with CALBO awards.  The City of San Diego took home Building Department of the Year, citing great customer service and innovative practices throughout the pandemic.  Our industry partners at 4LEAF, Inc. took home our Industry Achievement award recognizing their support, commitment and overall kindness through these adverse times.  We recognized the California Energy Commission for outstanding curriculum development in CALBO’s classrooms.  Mr. Vic Peterson was inducted into the Hall of Fame, an acknowledgement many years in the making.  And finally, my friend and de-facto local ABM host Mr. Gil Estrada of Cathedral City was honored as our Building Official of the Year. For those of you who know Gil, you know this achievement was well earned citing countless efforts in his jurisdiction, in his recently re-chartered chapter, and of course – CALBO.

We have much to look forward to in the year ahead as our profession continues to persevere.  Construction is at an all-time high keeping our counters, inspectors and overall operations busy.  We are in the midst of a code-change year, with much to learn as the new versions become enforceable.  We continue to see great opportunities in our field with job openings, advancement of code professionals and young folks entering our departments.  Our Building Officials Leadership Academy (BOLA) still holds an annual wait-list – so we are doing something right in these professional circles.  

Your Board will meet over the Summer to take a close look at our organization, and frankly, make some recommended changes.  I want to get things right, not just be the President to keep the status quo because it is convenient.  In the year ahead, we are looking at our volunteer opportunities, our policy committees and our governing documents to ensure that we are meeting the needs of today’s members.  I’m not afraid of change, and neither are our members.  More to come on all of these fronts and we work together to make CALBO as resilient, relevant and responsive as possible.  

If you know me, I’m an outdoor kind of guy.  I have some plans to cast out a few lines, enjoy our magnificent coastlines and just take in all that we cherish as Californians over the hot summer months.  Hope these same opportunities come your way and I’ll look forward to catching up with you in the Fall.  Thank you for continuing to protect our communities and meeting our professional charge as code officials.  Enjoy your summer. 

Sincerely,

David Gonzalves
Campus Building Official
University of California, Merced

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Is your Building Department prepared for its next emergency?

Whether it’s the COVID pandemic, year-round wild-fire season or the constant threat of earthquakes, California Building Departments are not immune to the ever-changing landscape of emergency preparedness. Emergencies come without warning, and vary from minor to major, but what remains consistent is the need for building departments and their leadership to be prepared with the knowledge of past and new, innovative approaches.

Join CALBO for one of these upcoming training events to stay up-to-date on this vital topic.

Community Wildfire Risk Reduction – 0.2 CEUs
Online Live Webinar

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 30631 (0.2 CEUs)
AIA Course No. 1: 2022 (2 LU | HSWs)

Understanding Wildfire Risk Reduction for California Communities – 0.6 CEUs
CALBO Education Weeks (Virtual and In-Person Available)

Monday, September 19, 2022 - San Ramon
Monday, October 10, 2022 - Ontario 

8:00am – 3:30pm
ICC PP Course No. 31686 (0.6 CEUs) - In-Person
ICC PP Course No. 31687 (0.6 CEUs) - Virtual
AIA Course No. 13: 2022 (6 LU | HSWs)

Safety Assessment Program: Evaluator and Coordinator Training – 0.6 CEUs
CALBO Education Weeks (Virtual and In-Person Available)

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - San Ramon
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - Ontario

8:00am – 3:30pm
ICC PP Course No. 32004 (0.6 CEUs) - In-Person
ICC PP Course No. 32005 (0.6 CEUs) - Virtual
AIA Course No. 20: 2022 (6 LU | HSWs)

Want additional information or ready to register for one of these upcoming training events? Please visit the Professional Development webpage for information, including CALBO Education Week and webinar registration. We will “see” you there!

If you have any questions, please email the CALBO Office or call 916-457-1103.

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ICC Region I Meeting – Today at 4:15pm

International Code Council
Region I Meeting
Monday, May 9, 2022
4:15 – 5:00pm in Ambassador 5-7

Don’t forget to attend the International Code Council Region I Meeting today. It’s a great opportunity to discuss important issues and meet with ICC leadership. 

Virtual Attendees: Please use the ICC Region I meeting link sent to your email from GoToWebinar. Please let us know if you did not receive it. 

In-Person Attendees: Don’t forgot to grab a cold beverage on your way into the meeting!

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Thank You Exhibitors For Participating!

CALBO is in Rancho Mirage and the turnout from our professional industry colleagues is out of this world. This exhibitor program is a great place to learn about the latest innovations, technologies and tools to assist in your daily operations. We thank ALL of our exhibitors for joining CALBO at the 60th Annual Business Meeting

Click Here for Exhibitor Layout

A special thank you to our CALBO Partners for their demonstrated commitment to helping CALBO promote the very best of our profession.

4LEAF, Inc., Gold Partner 
Accela
​Avolve Software
Bureau Veritas, Silver Partner 
California Energy Commission
Camino
CCIDC, Inc.
CentralSquare Technologies
CivicPlus
Civos, Inc.
Clariti, Silver Partner 
Cloudpermit, Inc.
Coastland Civil Engineering
Computronix
CRSI
CSG Consultants, Inc., Gold Partner
DigEplan North America
e-PlanSoft
EdgeSoft Inc.

Energy Code Ace, Silver Partner
Hoover Treated Wood Products
IAPMO
International Code Council, Bronze Partner 
Interwest, Gold Partner
JAS Pacific
OpenGov
Optimum Seismic, Gold Partner 
Selectron Technologies
SG Architectural Specialties
Shums Coda Associates, Bronze Partner

Simpson Strong-Tie, Bronze Partner
TRB + Associates, Bronze Partner 
True North Compliance Services, Inc.
Tyler Technologies
Underwriters Laboratories
VCA Code
Vuspex
Willdan, Gold Partner

  

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ABM Registration Closes TODAY!
We hope to "see" you in Rancho Mirage.

Join CALBO and your fellow colleagues as we celebrate CALBO’s 60th Annual Business Meeting. Join us (either in-person or virtual) for an array of programs, events and CEU-approved training that will be offered for the professional development of our membership. Our industry partners will also be there showcasing their latest products and services to attendees. 

When: Sunday, May 8 - Thursday, May 12, 2022

Where: The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort and Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Drive
Rancho Mirage, California 92270

Registration Deadline: TODAY, Friday, April 29, 2022 at 5:00pm sharp.

Click the links below for more information on this event.
 -  ABM Registration & Program Information
 -  Thursday CEU-Approved Course Information
 -  CALBO Annual Golf Classic Tournament Sponsored by 4LEAF, Inc.
 -  Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information