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Join CAL FIRE for a Live Webinar

Don’t miss this live webinar opportunity 
brought to you by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection!

The CALBO Training Institute has partnered with leading experts in wildfire risk reduction to bring you this webinar. Don’t miss the opportunity to take this newly developed training designed for the CALBO membership!

Community Wildfire Risk Reduction
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 30631 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 1: 2022 - 2 LU | HSWs

Today’s wildfire environment has changed, allowing for longer fire seasons with more intense and destructive wildfires. Climate change, land use, fire suppression, population growth, and other factors have contributed to putting millions of homes and hundreds of communities at extreme risk of wildfire. During this webinar, the latest in wildfire science and research, statutes, and codes, and best management practices for living and building in wildfire-prone areas are discussed. The 2019 California Building Code: Chapter 7A requirements for exterior protection of structures and the 2019 California Fire Code: Chapter 49 defensible space requirements intended to mitigate wildfire hazards are also discussed. Building and enforcement professionals interested in gaining knowledge on identifying your community’s wildfire hazards, risks, and mitigation strategies are encouraged to attend.

Register Today – Click Here. Visit the CALBO Training Calendar for a complete listing of all upcoming opportunities. Additional courses and dates are added monthly. 


Check out these upcoming CALBO Webinars

Start the new year with a CALBO webinar! Join your fellow colleagues, code experts, and state agencies for dialogue on the latest codes and standards. Please note, seats are first-come, first-served, so don’t wait - Register Today! 

Code Enforcement Overview for Building Departments - Tuesday, February 8, 2022

2022 Energy Multifamily Standards: What’s Changed for the Next Code Cycle? - Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Community Wildfire Risk Reduction - Tuesday, February 15, 2022

2019 CBC Chapter 11A: Scoping Fundamentals. What’s Covered and Not Covered in Chapter 11A? - Thursday, February 24, 2022

2022 Energy Single-Family Standards: What’s Changed for the Next Code Cycle? - Thursday, March 2, 2022

2019 CBC Chapter 11A: Accessible Routes in Common Areas - Thursday, March 3, 2022

Important Q&As for Accessory Dwelling Units in California - Wednesday, March 9, 2022
- Registration Open Soon!

2022 Energy Nonresidential Standards: What’s Changed for the Next Code Cycle? - Tuesday, March 15, 2022

New webinars are added monthly! Bookmark the CALBO Calendar for quick access to a full listing of all upcoming events. We hope to “see” you all soon!

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

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CEC Announces Public Workshop for SolarAPP Grant Funding

CALBO Members,

In 2021, the CALBO legislative team supported funding for a grant program for local jurisdictions looking to voluntarily adopt the Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP) for solar energy systems in their jurisdictions.

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Los Angeles Basin Chapter Coordinates Recommendations for the 2021 ICC Group A Code Development Cycle

CALBO takes pride in the statewide efforts of local and regional ICC Chapters seeking to engage in the model code development process. This round of code change proposals is no different, and we wanted to share and disseminate a recent collaborative document developed by the Los Angeles Basin Chapter. Please find available, for your information only, recommendations for online governmental consensus voting relative to the 2021 ICC Group A Code Development Cycle for the 2024 editions of the International Codes. This document was developed and over

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CALBO News: Fall 2021

Welcome Friend of CALBO,

At CALBO, our goal is to be the premier resource for all California code officials and industry colleagues. We hope you will find this newsletter to be of value as you protect the built environment in the Golden State.
A Publication of California Building Officials
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CALBO Partners – Stepping Up to Support our Profession

With the new year, we look back on the times when 2020 seemed endless. However; CALBO prevailed and it was due greatly to the unwavering support of CALBO’s Partners.  Each of these sponsors makes an annual commitment – to show up, to pitch in and to partner with CALBO in promoting the very best of our profession. Even in the darkest days of 2020, each of these sponsors and their commitment to our profession through CALBO was unprecedented.

Please join CALBO in giving thanks to each of these sponsors for their demonstrated commitment to our profession. Please support those, who support CALBO, even in times of change and uncertainty.

Gold Sponsors: 4LEAF, Inc., CSG ConsultantsInterwestOptimum Seismic, and Willdan.

Silver Sponsor: Bureau Veritas.

Bronze Sponsors: International Code CouncilShums Coda Associates, and Simpson Strong-Tie.

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For a year of challenge and change, thank you CALBO for taking the lead

Dear Friend of CALBO,

Now I realize, you’ve heard a lot from me lately. Maybe a little too much, but much like you, this was my effort to lead as your CALBO President through a time of change and adversity. And with that – we did it.  You did it.  CALBO did it. As we enter into a new year with still some uncertainty at hand, I want to say – thank you.