The CALBO Access Code 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 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 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 Structural Code 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.
1. Develop and present one or more structural related building code training classes to be offered as part of future CALBO Education Week events.
2. Create awareness of engineering career opportunities within the Building-Safety profession for engineering graduates.
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.