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CALBO News: Fall 2019

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.
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CALBO and ICC Host Discussion of Federal and State Leaders on Seismic Resiliency and Functional Recovery

SACRAMENTO: Months of planning and collaboration came together on Thursday, July 25, 2019 as the International Code Council (ICC) and California Building Officials (CALBO) hosted the Seismic Roundtable. Governmental leaders, code officials and industry professionals were all invited to meet and exchange ideas at the California State Capitol as part of the event.  

Since early 2019, ICC and CALBO have been working towards providing this forum facilitating the conversation relative to seismic resiliency and functional recovery. Following a tumultuous year of seismic resiliency legislation in 2018, both organizations realized the need to bring stakeholders together in a positive, productive and informed manner.  

The stated goal for the day was to determine a nationally applicable approach to seismic functional recovery for new construction. To do so, a highly diverse group of governmental and industry experts presented applicable findings in the morning, which was immediately followed by a professionally facilitated roundtable. The timing of the event was clearly underscored by the recent earthquakes in Ridgecrest and the Searles Valley.


2019 CALBO Education Weeks: Lunch and Learn Events
Join Energy Code Ace in Burlingame!

 Are you registered to attend the 2019 CALBO Education Week: Burlingame?

If so, you’re invited to attend “Lunch and Learn,” a special lunch presentation on “Q&Ace: How to Ace Energy Code Questions.” Join us to learn how to quickly and effectively respond to your customers’ top six most commonly asked energy code questions using Energy Code Ace tools and resources. Additionally, we’ll discuss how to best prioritize time based on which requests may yield the most energy savings.

You’ve gained code knowledge in the classroom – now learn what free tools, training, and resources are available for you and your building department! All aimed to help decrease the amount of time currently spent explaining energy code requirements and forms to customers, reviewing plans and forms, and performing inspections.

Realizing that building department personnel have far too much work to do and need to be strategic and use their limited time wisely, so they can focus on life-safety issues, Energy Code Ace strives to help Permit Technicians, Plans Examiners, and Building Inspectors perform their energy code enforcement duties faster and easier.  


2019 CALBO Education Weeks
Register Now!

The CALBO Training Institute (CTI) strives to be your primary source of training by offering topical, current and relevant educational opportunities throughout the Golden State. 

Courses focus on current topics and initiate new and fresh approaches. This year, CTI instructors and course developers are preparing new and updated courses that have practical application for the California building-safety community to prepare you for the new code cycle.

Click Here to Register and Download Training Catalog!


CALBO Sponsor & Exhibitor Program

The 2019-20 CALBO Exhibitor and Sponsor Program registration is now open with limited selections available. This year, CALBO is proud to offer four separate locations for the Education Weeks including: Newport Beach, San Ramon, Ontario and Burlingame. The Annual Business Meeting will take place in Indian Wells. All booth selections are first-come, first-served basis.

Register for the 2019-20 CALBO Exhibitor and Sponsor Program! 

 - Engage face-to-face with building department leaders and staff.
 - Recruit new employees from seasoned building department personnel.
 - Free advertising in the CALBO News, CALBO’s bi-monthly newsletter.
 - Showcase your products and services.
 - Special discounted exhibiting packages for all four Education Weeks. 
 - Multiple package options catered to your individual needs.