The CALBO Access Committee is responsible for reviewing and responding to proposed changes to state disabled access regulations. These proposed changes may come from DSA, HCD or members of the disabled community. On some occasions, CALBO will be the sponsor of proposed changes to the regulations. Committee members historically have also played a major role in preparing disabled access resources for members and serving as instructors in CALBO classrooms. Committee business is conducted through teleconferences.
The CALBO Building & Fire Advisory Committee is jointly sponsored by CALBO and the California Fire Chiefs Association as a collaborative. Additionally, the State Fire Marshal and representatives from their office routinely participate in meetings. The charge of the committee is to explore opportunities to enhance the ongoing working relationship between Building Officials and Fire Officials at local and statewide levels. Committee membership is balanced equally between both organizations. The Committee typically meets three times annually for a one-day meeting.
The CALBO Training Institute (CTI) is the training and educational arm of CALBO. CTI’s core objective is to provide quality, peer oriented training on California-specific codes, regulations and management trends. Second to this, but of vital importance to CALBO, is a primary funding stream to provide membership benefits and services for the organization. Participation as a CTI Commissioner involves approximately four, one-day meetings per year throughout the state.
The CALBO Emergency Preparedness Committee works with related federal, state, regional and local agencies and organizations to enhance local government capacity and statewide emergency preparedness. This work becomes essential in the unfortunate times of disaster response and recovery. The Committee provides policy recommendations on related matters and creates tools and resources for the CALBO membership. The Committee meets via teleconference throughout the year.
The objective of the CALBO Energy Commission Advisory Committee is to serve as a liaison between local building departments and the CEC. By doing so, the committee provides input to the CEC and its consultants on code development, enforcement and feasibility. Likewise, the Committee develops tools and presentations to aid local building departments with new and existing energy standards. Committee participation varies according to CEC activities, however most of the work of the committee is conducted via teleconference.
With information and electronic tools evolving on a daily basis, the charge of the CALBO Innovative Practices Committee shall be to link the CALBO membership to current technological advancements encourage the technological evolution of the local building department. The work of the Committee is conducted via teleconference.
The CALBO Legislative Committee reviews all policy proposals made by the full-time California State Legislature, examining potential impacts on building departments and local government. CALBO’s professional staff are a part of the Committee, assisting with the development of positions and strategy for desired outcomes. Committee business is conducted via teleconference throughout the year when the State Legislature is in session, oftentimes on short notice due to rapidly changing proposals and prevailing politics.
The CALBO Outreach & Communications Committee works to professionally enhance the image of the Building Official, in addition to providing opportunities for growth within the industry. The Committee actively works with its members and affiliated organizations on raising public awareness of the essential work of the building department. The charge of the Committee also includes work to better inform our own members and constituency. The work of the Committee is conducted via teleconference.
The charge the CALBO State Code Committee is to review state agency proposals for code changes and amendments. The work of the Committee includes the review of proposed amendments to the model codes, in addition to California state specific codes and coordination with local and statewide affiliated organizations. The State Code Committee may work with state agencies on amendments and take positions on the proposed amendments in the state Code Advisory Committee meetings when necessary. The State Code Committee Chair will coordinate with the Building Standards Commission’s Coordinating Council and membership on matters of importance to the CALBO membership. Depending on the number of proposed state amendments, the Committee may meet more frequently. Committee meetings are conducted via teleconference.
Working with the California State Contractor’s Licensing Board (CSLB), the California Architect’s Board, and the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, the CALBO State Licensing Boards Committee discusses issues of mutual interest and promotes partnerships to further our service to the public. This unique committee brings together all disciplines of a project including design, construction, inspection and occupancy. The Committee provides a forum for discussion of pertinent topics and is a conduit for dissemination of information that overlaps disciplines.
The CALBO Structural Safety Committee assists the CALBO membership in the application of seismic and structural design and inspection provisions. To meet this charge, the Committee works to develop and disseminate guidelines and recommendations for the application and interpretation of current and future codes. The Committee meets via teleconference, typically four to six times per year.