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Ready for the Mid-Cycle Amendments?

Are you prepared for the 2022 California Building and Residential Codes mid-cycle amendments that took effect on July 1, 2024? Attend this new webinar tomorrow!

Highlighting the Mid-Cycle Amendments to the 2022 California Building and Residential Codes

Wednesday, July 24, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 39476 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 1: 2024 - 2 LU | HSWs

***Register Now - Registration Closes Today at 5:00pm!***

Description: The webinar highlights the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) approved mid-cycle amendments to the 2022 California Building Code (CBC) and 2022 California Residential Code (CRC) effective July 1, 2024. Attendees learn how definitions have changed along with what sections have been updated. Questions are encouraged to spark discussion about the adoption and application of these changes. Building officials, plan reviewers, inspectors, designers, architects, and contractors are encouraged to attend. A thorough understanding of how these amendments differ from the current requirements is vital in the application of all field and plan check duties.

Questions about upcoming training opportunities? Contact the CALBO Office at 916-457-1103 or info@calbo.org.

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Task Force for Detectable Warnings

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) requests local jurisdiction involvement in a task force to address the certification program for detectable warnings and directional surfaces in California. Government Code (GC) 4460 requires that DSA select a 3rd party certification program which provides a 2-year certification of detectable warnings and directional surfaces.

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July Webinar Opportunities

As summer speeds by, join us for these 2-hour webinars. With a wide range of topics available, there’s something for everyone to enhance your knowledge and skills.

2022 Energy Code: Multifamily Outdoor and Sign Lighting Requirements - NEW
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 40925 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 22: 2024 - 2 LUs
***Registration Closes: TODAY, July 9, 2024 at 5:00pm**

2022 California Energy Code: Electric Ready Requirements - NEW
Wednesday, July 17, 2024
1:00 – 3:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 40356 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 5: 2024 - 2 LUs

Highlighting the Mid-Cycle Amendments to the 2022 California Building and Residential Codes
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 39476 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 1: 2024 - 2 LU|HSWs

Register Today – Click Here

Additional topics available for August - check out the CALBO Calendar!
- Energy Code
- Permit Technician
- Code Updates
- and much more!

For questions about CALBO webinars, please contact the CALBO Office at 916-457-1103.

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CALBO News: Summer 2024

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
    1111 16th Street | Sacramento, CA | 95814
     916-457-1103 | info@calbo.org
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This Week’s Essential Webinars: Master Energy Storage and GIS for Better Efficiency

Are you looking to enhance your understanding of Energy Storage and GIS Efficiencies? Here’s your chance! Don’t miss out on these valuable learning opportunities taking place THIS WEEK. Join us to gain vital skills and knowledge that will set you apart in your field.

2022 California Energy Code: Energy Storage Ready Rules for New Dwellings

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
1:00 – 3:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 40355 - 0.2 CEUs
AIA Course No. 4: 2024 - 2 LUs

***Register Now - Registration Closes TOMORROW, Tuesday, June 25 at 5pm**

The 2022 California Energy Code includes new requirements intended to make future integration of energy storage systems easier for homeowners. Are you aware of the new rules? How is your jurisdiction implementing the requirements? Attend this webinar to gain a better understanding of the intent and practical implementation to achieve an energy storage ready electrical system. Plan reviewers and field inspectors are encouraged to attend.

Over the Counter Efficiencies: Utilizing GIS to Improve the Permit Application Process

Thursday, June 27, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
ICC PP Course No. 37543 - 0.2 CEUs

***Register Now - Registration Closes Wednesday, June 26 at 5pm**

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping is a powerful technology combining geographical data, spatial analysis, and data visualization to understand, interpret, and present information about the Earth’s surface and its features. This webinar provides an overview of GIS tools and techniques, specific to California. to support informed decision-making and streamline the permit application process. It is designed to prepare attendees with the necessary skills to effectively research and analyze property information using GIS mapping. As key stakeholders in the building permit process, permit technicians rely on accurate and up-to-date property data on projects to ensure compliance with zoning regulations, setbacks, fire zones, and boundaries.

For any questions about the webinars above, please contact the CALBO Office at 916-457-1103. 

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California State Legislature Declares California Building Safety Month

Sacramento, California – Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – The California State Legislature has passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 201 (ACR 201), declaring May as California Building Safety Month.  Their action recognizes the critical importance of promoting resilience and safety in the built environment and coincides with CALBO’s Leadership & Advocacy Day legislative event taking plac

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Apply to Serve on CALBO Policy Committees
Application Now Open

Each year, CALBO appoints active and talented members to serve on a CALBO Policy Committee. The lifeblood of CALBO is dependent on the work of these committees. Committee participation allows members from across the state to engage with one another and other stakeholders, while strengthening our association’s work. These successes would not be possible without the dedication of members like yourself. 

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Celebrating the 2023-2024 CALBO Award Recipients!

It is with great pride that we announce the 2023-2024 CALBO Awards Recipients. We are grateful for these CALBO members contributions to the building-safety community.

Building Department of the Year

City of Malibu 

The Building Department of the Year recognizes outstanding leadership demonstrated by a jurisdiction over the preceding year.  As an organization of building departments, CALBO bestows this honor upon the entire jurisdictional team that works hard to serve California communities.  We take great pride in spotlighting the remarkable achievements of this year’s recipient, City of Malibu, for its dedication to building safety through effective long-term disaster response, environmental sustainability, and progressive technological practices.  This department has shown remarkable adaptability and innovation, providing essential services and care to communities increasingly vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters.  Please join us in celebrating the achievements of the exemplary City of Malibu as CALBO’s 2023-2024 Building Department of the Year.    

Building Official of the Year

Ron Takiguchi, P.E.
City of Pasadena (Retired)

As a peer-based award, the Building Official of the Year is the most prestigious honor bestowed upon working Governmental members of CALBO.  It honors a single individual who has shown exemplary leadership over the preceding year and overall career.  Mr. Ronald T. Takiguchi, P.E. has been a career code official having served the jurisdictions of County of Los Angeles, Cities of Santa Monica, Burbank, recently retiring from City of Pasadena.  Currently, he serves as the Vice President JAS Pacific.  Outside of his work in various jurisdictions, Takiguchi has been a familiar face at CALBO events over the years whether volunteering as a course instructor and developer, CALBO Policy Committee Member, or CALBO Board Director leading to his election as CALBO President from 2016-2017 and Past President from 2017-2018.  It’s a great honor to celebrate his remarkable career and contributions that now includes CALBO’s 2023-2024 Building Official of the Year.  

Fire Officials of the Year

Ms. Darcy Davidson, Carlsbad Fire Department
Ms. Rebecca Leda, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District

CALBO applauds the efforts of our fire service professionals through recognition as the 2023-2024 Fire Official of the Year.  Realizing that public and building safety is a shared responsibility with fire officials, CALBO works hard to collaborate whenever possible as an association of local governments.  CALBO honors an exemplary Fire Official each year as a partner and public safety leader within California communities.  Ms. Darcy Davidson of the Carlsbad Fire Department serves as the 2023-24 President of the Southern California Fire Prevention Officers and Ms. Rebecca Leda of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District serves as the President of the Northern California Fire Prevention Officers.  Individually, as well as collectively, these leaders serve as the embodiment of this award.  Their road as Presidents has been difficult, navigating change between parent organizations and members.  They have provided positivity, resilience, and an overall spirit of empowerment, not to mention result, not exclusively to the FPO community, but to the greater code official profession.

Industry Achievement

Energy Code Ace

Building industry colleagues are a significant player within the CALBO membership, actively engaging beyond event exhibiting to serve and promote the building and code official profession.  Each year, CALBO honors a standout industry partner with the Industry Achievement Award.  CALBO members are familiar with this organization, which acknowledges their long-standing commitment and effective management of services across a wide range of municipalities and jurisdictions. Their staff are frequent chapter meeting and CALBO event attendees across California ensuring educational opportunities, such as Education Week Lunch and Learn events, CALBO sponsored webinars, and useful online resources that highlight their commitment to our profession, community, and members. When it comes to navigating the intricate details of California’s Title 24, Part 6 building energy code and Title 20 appliance standards, this organization is our go-to resource. Their comprehensive suite of no-cost tools, trainings and resources have kept us in compliance with ease. This organization is powered by the California Statewide Codes and Standards Program and vetted by the California Energy Commission. We are honored to commemorate the significant contributions of our partner, Energy Code Ace, as the 2023-2024 Industry Achievement Award winner.

Course Development Merit Award

Permit Technician Career Advancement Academy Content and Course Developers

CALBO Training Institute launched its newest training endeavor, Permit Technician Career Advancement Academy, last year to redefine the future of counter technicians.  This groundbreaking Academy is dedicated to honing the technical and interpersonal skills of counter technicians, paving the way for stronger, more efficient building department operations and services.  With a focus on long-term career planning, this academy is not just a training ground—it’s a transformative journey towards leadership and professional growth. This new Academy owes its success to the dedication and expertise of the exceptional content contributors and visionary course developers who are honored with the 2023-2024 Course Development Merit Award.  These individuals have contributed both their knowledge and passion into crafting curriculum that transcends traditional training.  Their commitment to excellence is evident in the depth of the topics, the richness of material, and the invaluable student support provided.  The academy extends heartfelt gratitude to these remarkable individuals who served as the Academy course developers and instructors for their invaluable contributions to the advancement of our profession through the strengthening of counter technicians. Click Here for a list of the award recipients.

Lifetime Honorary Member

Stuart Tom

The membership of CALBO is pleased to honor Mr. Stuart D. Tom, P.E. with Lifetime Honorary Membership.  A stranger to no one, Stuart has been a career long code official having served the jurisdictions of the Cites of Los Angeles, Glendale, and now Pasadena.  Currently, he is the Chief Technical Officer of JAS Pacific.  Stuart is known for his collaborative nature, having served to foster connectivity between building and fire code officials.  Perhaps that is why he served as not only the Building Official for the City of Glendale, but later as the Fire Marshal.  The hallmark of Stuart’s accomplished career is found in his current capacity as the President of the International Code Council (ICC).  As ICC President, Stuart has worked to tirelessly to represent the code official membership while seeking to expand ICC’s global reach.  Our CALBO Building Official of the Year in 2006, Stuart is an exemplar of our profession and with great pride, we honor him with Lifetime Honorary Membership. 

Congratulations to all!

For a complete list of CALBO Award Recipients from years past, please visit the Award and Hall of Fame page located on the CALBO website. 

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CALBO News Special Edition: 62nd Annual Business Meeting

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
    1111 16th Street | Sacramento, CA | 95814
     916-457-1103 | info@calbo.org
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New Permit Technician Opportunities

Plan for these new opportunities designed for California building-safety counter staff. There is something for permit technicians of all levels. 

The topics were selected to strengthen building department operations and the careers of building-safety professionals at the counter.

Mark your calendars!
**Register Now – Click Here**

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2024-2025 CALBO Membership Program
Renew Online Now

The 2024-2025 CALBO Membership Year is now here. Don’t forget to renew and continue your participation in another great year ahead!

CALBO membership benefits are many, including:

  • CALBO News - a bi-monthly newsletter with information on legislation, statewide job opportunities, and association and state agency news.
  • CALBO.org - an up-to-date informative website.
  • Discounts on the Annual Business Meeting, Education Weeks, training seminars and much more.
  • Representation before the Legislature and state regulatory agencies.
  • Opportunities to serve on policy-making committees.
  • Recognition as a leading California code professional.
  • Low advertising rates in CALBO News and on our website.
  • Full-time professional management and so much more!

Renew Online Now!

Questions about the CALBO Membership Program?
Contact the CALBO Office at info@calbo.org or 916-457-1103.

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CALBO News: Winter 2023

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
    1111 16th Street | Sacramento, CA | 95814
     916-457-1103 | info@calbo.org
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Apply to Serve on a CALBO Policy Committee

Each year, CALBO appoints active and talented members to serve on a CALBO Policy Committee. 

The lifeblood of CALBO is dependent on the work of these committees. Committee participation allow members from across the state to engage with one another and other stakeholders, while strengthening our association’s work. These successes would not be possible without the dedication of members like yourself. 

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2024-2025 CALBO Partners
Thank You for Your Continual Unwavering Support!

Every one of these sponsors annually pledges not only their presence but also their active collaboration and partnership with CALBO in promoting our profession. The unwavering commitment our partners exhibit through their association with CALBO is truly remarkable.

CALBO expresses sincere appreciation to every sponsor for their unwavering dedication to our profession. Please support those who support CALBO, in both prosperous and challenging times.

Gold Sponsors: 4LEAF, Inc., Bureau VeritasCSG Consultants,  Optimum Seismic, and Willdan.

Silver Sponsor: ClaritiEnergy Code Ace, and PSD Citywide Inc. 

Bronze Sponsors: International Code Council, InterwestShums Coda AssociatesSimpson Strong-Tie, and TRB + Associates.