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Fall, 2016 Meeting and Seminar Details

The Fall, 2016 NDBOA meetings will be held September 14-16th at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks. The schedule will be as follows:

Wednesday September 14th, 2016
1:00 p.m. – Executive Board Meeting
3:00 p.m. – General Business Meeting

Thursday September 15th, 2016
2015 IMC Design, Installation, and Inspection Principles

Friday September 16th, 2016
2015 IFGC Design, Installation, and Inspection Principles

You can find details and the registration form below:
Fall 2016 Seminar Info
Fall 2016 Seminar Registration

NDBOA Awards Scholarships

As part of the NDBOA’s commitment to fostering a robust and knowledgeable building trade in North Dakota, they awarded their first scholarships for high school students going into a building-related field of study. Haley Hugelen and Garrett Goldader were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship in May, 2015.
Bjornson, Hugelen, and Taralson

Fall, 2015 Meeting and Seminar Details

The fall, 2015 NDBOA meetings will be held September 16th-18th at the Rough Riders Hotel in Medora, ND. The schedule will be as follows:

Wednesday September 16th, 2015
1:00 p.m. – Executive Board Meeting
3:00 p.m. – General Business Meeting
Thursday and Friday September 17th & 18th, 2015
IRC Performing Residential Building Inspections (2day seminar)

You can find more details and the registration form below.
Fall 2015 Seminar Details
Fall, 2015 Registration Form

March 18, 2015 Exective Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting Called to order by Todd Johnson

Roll Call: Christine Rose, President; Todd Johnson’ Past President; Steve Johnson, Vice President; Shawn Ouradnik, Secretary/Treasurer; Ron Fettig, (NW rep.); Doug Lalim, (SW Rep.); Gary Klundt, (SE Rep.); Darrel Zaback (At-Large); Scott Boura (NE Rep)

Absent: None

Minuets from September 10th in Fargo were distributed. Todd Johnson made a motion to accept minuets Steve Johnson 2nd. Approved.

Treasurer’s Report:
Read by Shawn Ouradnik. Steve Johnson made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report., Christine Rose 2nd. Approved

Education Committee Report:
A: Steve Johnson reported on Bismarck conference. Bismarck was a two day seminar on 2012 Performing Nonstructural Plan Reviews Presented by Michael Giachetti.

B: Michael Giachetti will be replacing Doug Thornburg as instructor in Bismarck.

C: Christine Rose would like to see if we can get a discount for teacher change. Todd Johnson made a motion for Christine Rose to pursue ICC for a discount Scott Boura 2nd, motion approved.

Legislative Committee:
Ray Ziegler reported a quiet session.

Historical Committee Report:
No Report. Discussion was had about the three honorary memberships extended to Jim Weight, Rich Barta, and Darrel Linnertz. Jerome Miller will be leaving the city of Fargo for retirement; Gary Klundt made a motion to nominate Bruce Taralson to replace Jerome Miller, Todd Johnson second, motion approved.

Mechanical Committee Report:
Darrell Zaback reported on meeting held on March 18th at ten o’clock in Comfort Suites meeting room. The group went over how to communicate between offices and how to administer the test. Most issues resolved. The need to have a permanent committee in place was discussed and permanent committee will consist of current committee. The test will be changed every code cycle and 3 tests for Journey Man status and 3 tests for Master status will be maintained. Administrative issues were tabled and will be resolved at a later meeting. Ray Ziegler did not get the last correspondence for the 10 o’clock meeting; this issue will be resolved for future meetings. The next meeting may be held in April in Jamestown.

Region III Rep:
Rick Hauffe ICC rep. had no report.

State of ND Rep:
Bruce Hagen reported on third party inspections with 2 states talking about joining the third party inspection group. Miss labeling issues for mobile homes were discussed. Suggestion was made for NDBOA to put forth a proposal to impose a penalty for mobile home infractions. Code adoption was discussed and Bruce went over the process of code adoption with a time line.

Amendments can be submitted until the public hearing in July. The state then holds and adoption meeting in September, with an adoption date of January 1 2017. The group discussed having 2015 ICC changes class in spring of 2016. Jamestown region has decided to pursue a regional building inspector position. Bruce Hagen informed then that the NDBOA may be able to help and to contact us if needed.

Old Business:
A: Steve Johnson reported on Bismarck conference. Bismarck was a two day seminar on 2012 Performing Nonstructural Plan Reviews Presented by Michael Giachetti. Michael Giachetti will be replacing Doug Thornburg as instructor in Bismarck.

B: Fall training to be held in Medora; suggestions for the training were IRC preforming residential inspections, and town house inspections courses. Steve Johnson will look into classes and schedule.

C: Shawn Ouradnik reported on the current mailing list and seminar numbers. On the mailing list we have 408 people, 124 paid and in good standing, 55 attending the conference in Bismarck. The group will look into the returned invitations from the post office and see if the group ion the general meeting can give information on individuals that were supposed to receive them and update the mailing list.

D: Todd Johnson handed out the NDBOA job description to the group.

New Business:
A: Steve Johnson may not move to President Position due to retirement.

B: The website needs to be updated. Shawn Ouradnik will get draft of minuets to Christine Rose as soon as possible.

C: Dues for Region III membership are due. Todd Johnson made a motion to pay the dues, Steve Johnson 2nd the motion, motion approved.

D: Scholarships for the ICC ABM in September were discussed. The scholarships would include reimbursement for meals, hotel, and flight. Shawn Ouradnik made a motion to provide two scholarships again this year, Steve Johnson 2nd, motion approved.

E: NDBOA scholarships for local NDBOA were discussed and the group decided to put the information on the website for any jurisdiction that may want to apply. Scholarship would include seminar dues and year membership.

F: Christine Rose and Steve Johnson will look into promotional items such as shirts, vests, or other items. Garry Klundt made a motion to up the allowance from $2000 to $2500 Darrell Zaback 2nd, motion approved.

G: High School scholarship discussion was had. Two students applied for scholarship; Garret Goldwater and Haley Hugelen, both to be awarded $1000 for trade school. Doug Lalim made a motion to offer both a $1000 scholarship Darrel Zaback 2nd, motion approved.

H: Changing the High School scholarship in the future was discussed. The possibility of putting questions onto the form for future awards was introduced and will be looked into. Christine Rose will try to find out how the NDBOA can give the scholarship money directly to schools the recipients are attending.

I: The summer Executive meeting to be in Devils Lake with tentative dates of July 15th-16th. Rooms have been held with the meeting to be on July 16th.

J: Spring 2016 meeting proposed to be in Minot at the Sleep Inn, Darrel Zaback is going to look into booking.

Correspondence and Announcements:
Building safety month was discussed. Christine Rose may try to negotiate packets from ICC for Bismarck seminar instructor change issues. Ray Zeigler discussed concerns he has about the decline of NDBOA involvement and what could be done to remedy the issue by putting forth information to the public.

Adjournment:
Shawn Ouradnik moved for adjournment, Doug Lalim 2nd, motion approved.

March 18, 2015 General Membership Meeting Minutes

Meeting Called to order by Christine Rose

Roll Call: Christine Rose, President; Todd Johnson’ Past President; Steve Johnson, Vice President; Shawn Ouradnik, Secretary/Treasurer; Ron Fettig, (NW rep.); Doug Lalim, (SW Rep.); Gary Klundt, (SE Rep.); Darrel Zaback (At-Large); Scott Boura (NE Rep)

Absent: None

Minuets from September 10th in Fargo were distributed. Todd Johnson made a motion to accept minuets Darrel Zaback 2nd. Approved.

Treasurer’s Report:
Read by Shawn Ouradnik. Darrel Zaback made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report. Mark Lange 2nd. Approved

Education Committee Report:
A: Steve Johnson reported on Bismarck conference. Bismarck was a two day seminar on 2012 Performing Nonstructural Plan Reviews Presented by Michael Giachetti. Michael Giachetti will be replacing Doug Thornburg as instructor in Bismarck.

B: Fall training to be held in Medora; suggestions for the training were IRC preforming residential inspections, and town house inspections courses. Steve Johnson will look into classes and schedule.

C: Spring 2016 meeting to be held in Minot at the Sleep Inn in March 2-3-4 tentatively.

Legislative Committee:
Ray Ziegler reported a quiet session.

Historical Committee Report:
No Report. Discussion was had about the three horary memberships extended to Jim Weight, Rich Barta, and Darrel Linnertz

Mechanical Committee Report:
Darrel Zaback reported on meeting held on March 18th at ten o’clock in Comfort Suites meeting room. The group went over how to communicate between offices and how to administer the test. Most issues resolved. The need to have a permanent committee in place was discussed and committee members will be appointed by the president as needed according to the by laws. The test will be changed every code cycle and 3 tests for Journey Man status and 3 tests for Master status will be maintained. Administrative issues were tabled and will be resolved at a later meeting. Ray Ziegler did not get the last correspondence for the 10 o’clock meeting; this issue will be resolved for future meetings. The next meeting may be held in April in Jamestown.

ICC Rep:
Rick Hauffe ICC representative reported on his role in ICC. He has been giving presentations to city councils in his area to stress the importance of codes. Reported that May is building safety month. Rich Hauffe also stressed his desire to have the NDBOA draft a proclamation about the need for codes and deliver it to our Governor. South Dakota code adoption process was discussed. ICC will be putting out a new book on solar power. Mel Zent asked Rick about the 2015 IECC and its amendments. Rich answered that 75% of what was wanted in the 2015 code was adopted and this may cut cost for builders. He expressed the opinion that the 2015 codes are being billed as a breakthrough.

State of ND Rep:
Bruce Hagen discussed upcoming manufactured home training in March, April, and May and by the end of May all installers/inspectors should be reported, currently the state has 162 licensed installers and 32 licensed inspectors. He reported that the state’s first case of installing without a license was reported and investigated with further action to take place. Mel Zent commented that a decline in numbers for installations was trending. Code adoption was discussed and Bruce went over the process of code adoption with a time line.

Amendments can be submitted until the public hearing in July. The state then holds and adoption meeting in September, with an adoption date of January 1 2017. The location of the meeting has yet to be determined. New Mexico has applied to be a member of the third party inspection group. Inspectors are to let Bruce know of any issues with labels on mobile homes.

HBA Executive Officer:
Dot Frank the Bismarck/Mandan HBA addressed the group. She handed out a information packet for electronic voting for the ICC. She spoke on the needs of municipalities to get involved in the electronic voting. She expressed her appreciation to the NDBOA for allowing her to speak and working with the HBA. She also expressed that 25% of the cost of a home is due to codes and how it is important for code enforcers to effect change.

Old Business:
A: Steve Johnson reported on Bismarck conference. Bismarck was a two day seminar on 2012 Performing Nonstructural Plan Reviews Presented by Michael Giachetti. Michael Giachetti will be replacing Doug Thornburg as instructor in Bismarck.

B: Shawn Ouradnik reported on the current mailing list and seminar numbers. On the mailing list we have 408 people, 124 paid and in good standing, 55 attending the conference in Bismarck. The group will look into the returned invitations from the post office and see if the group ion the general meeting can give information on individuals that were supposed to receive them and update the mailing list.

New Business:
A: Christine Rose and Steve Johnson will look into promotional items such as shirts, vests, or other items. The allowance went up from $2000 to $2500.

B: NDBOA scholarships for local NDBOA were discussed and the group decided to put the information on the website for any jurisdiction that may want to apply. Scholarship would include seminar dues and year membership.

C: High School scholarship discussion was had. Two students applied for scholarship; Garret Goldwater and Haley Hugelen, both to be awarded $1000 for trade school. Group will publicize it in local papers. New scholarship for 2016-17 school year will be discussed latter.

D: The application for the ICC scholarship for the ABM will be on the website and all applications need to be in by July 1st.

J: Spring 2016 meeting proposed to be in Minot at the Sleep Inn, Darrel Zaback is going to look into booking.

Correspondence and Announcements:
None

Adjournment:
Mel Zent moved for adjournment, Darrel Zaback 2nd, motion approved.

Spring, 2015 Meeting Details

Dates: March 18-20, 2015
Location: Comfort Inn, 1030 E Interstate Ave, Bismarck ND
A block of rooms has been set aside for the NDBOA through March 3, 2015
Registration Form
2015 Form

Wednesday, March 18th
1:00 PM – Executive Board Meeting
3:00 PM – General Business Meeting

Thursday and Friday, March 19th-20th
2012 IBC – Performing Nonstructural Plan Reviews
This two-day seminar will help participants better understand and apply the requirements of the 2012 International Building Code (IBC®) regarding the knowledge of performing a nonstructural plan review. When you complete this seminar, you will be able to determine whether a given set of building plans complies with the outlined requirements of the 2012 IBC.

The topics covered in this course are not all inclusive. Selected topics that mirror the plan review record are included and additional topics applicable to most construction projects are covered.

Instructor: Mike Giachetti has been with ICC for 11 years and is currently a senior staff engineer in ICC’s Chicago Regional Office Plan Review Department.

Most of his activities involve supervision of the plan review department.
In addition to his supervisory duties, he performs architectural and structural plan reviews of commercial and residential structures, provides interpretations of the International Codes, and assists with the development and updating of the codes. He teaches several building code seminars including Nonstructural and Structural Plan Review, Fundamentals of the International Building Code and Solving Means of Egress.

Previously, he has been the instructor for an on-line class on Residential and Non-Residential Plan Review for Red Rocks Community College in Colorado. He previously served as part of the ASTM D07 committee which was involved with wood analysis. He also served as part of the committee for the development of the International Existing Building Code. He holds both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

September 10, 2014 General Membership Meeting Minutes

September 10, 2014 Fargo ND

Meeting Called to order by Christine Rose

Roll Call: Christine Rose, President; Todd Johnson’ Past President; Steve Johnson, Vice President; Shawn Ouradnik, Secretary/Treasurer; Ron Fettig, (NW rep.); Doug Lalim, (SW Rep.); Gary Klundt, (SE Rep.); Darrel Zaback (At-Large); Scott Boura (NE Rep)

Absent: All Present

Minuets from July 30, 2014, were distributed. Upon review some mistakes were caught and need to be changed: Change high school scholarship amount from $2500 to $2000, change the number of scholarships from 1 to 2, and use last names in minutes. Motion by Todd Johnson to approve with changes, Second Steve Johnson. Motion passed

Treasurer’s Report: Read by Shawn Ouradnik. Shawn is to check figures and resubmit. Motion by Mark Housh to approve, second Shawn Ouradnik. Motion passed

Education Committee Report:
A: Fall seminar in Fargo on September 11th and 12 to be Legal aspects and Ethics for Building Departments and IBC Advanced Means of Egress with Steve Thomas as instructor for both days.

B: 2015 spring seminar to be held in Bismarck on March 18, 19, and 20 with a 2 day course on Non Structural Plan Reviews. Doug Thornberg is to be the instructor.

C: 2015 fall seminar location to be on western end of state. Possible locations are Minot, Dickinson, or Medora. Possible topics to be 2015 Significant Changes and Steve Johnson to look into locations. Mel Zent expressed sentiment and interest in seminar being held in Dickinson, and explained that Medora would have limited possibilities at if the seminar was to be held in mid to late September.

Legislative Committee: No Report Christine Rose is to ask Ray Zeigler to be chair of legislative committee.

Historical Committee Report: Discussion on Lifetime Honorary memberships Richard Barta, Darrell Linnertz and Jim Weight to be permanent. Todd Johnson
made a motion to make Richard Barta, Darrell Linnertz and Jim Weight Lifetime Honorary memberships permanent, 2nd from Darrel Zaback. Motion passed

Region III Rep: Rick Hauffe spoke and thanked NDBOA for having him to the meeting. He also congratulated the chapter on having the first High School Outreach program for the chapter. He discussed how the aging of our current building code enforcement officials was going to affect the building departments and how it could be addressed in the future. He discussed the Annual Business Meeting (ABM) in Fort Lauderdale Florida on September 27 to October 5. The Region III meet and greet is to be held at the Bimini Boat House in Fort Lauderdale and gave a breakdown of the structure of the meetings for the ABM. He explained the CDP access voting and how it will potentially work and that it could be done. He then discussed current ICC business to the grope. Ron Fettig made comments on the future process of code adoption and expresses his concern on moving to a six year cycle. Mel Zent commented that the National Home Builders Association would be in favor of a six year cycle. Ron Fettig also asked about the general outcome of ICC discussions on code cycles. Richard Hauffe informed us that the ICC is looking into many ways to addresses the code cycles and no decision has been made at this time.

State of ND Rep: Bruce Hagen not in attendance Rory Hoffman gave report in Bruce’s place. Bruce Hagen will have a conference call with the ND Advisory Committee in late September, if any questions or comments are to be made pleas get them to Bruce as soon as possible. The conflict between the ICC Annual Business Meeting and the conference call was brought to everyone’s attention and may complicate the participation in the call. Rory Hoffman also commented that new mobile homes need to be approved by licensed inspector and set up by licensed installers. All the required information is on the state website.

Old Business: A: Todd Johnson spoke about the Mechanical Committee and recommended that the committee members are forever unless they need or want to be taken off. Darrel Zaback is to be the chair. The committee held a meeting on September 10 at 11:00 am to discuss what the test will include as well as how to address continuing education.

New Business: A: The promotional binders were given out at the seminar on September 11 and 12.

B: 3 positions to expire in December of 2014.Will allow the current representatives from the North West, South East, and the At-Large to renew terms. Ron Fettig, representing the nominating committee, nominated NW Gary Klundt, (SE Rep.) 2 year position Shawn Ouradnik made a motion to accept Todd Johnson second motion passed, Darrel Zaback (At-Large) 1 year position, Scott Boura made a motion to accept and Steve Johnson second motion passed. Ron Fettig, (NW rep.) 2 year position, Todd Johnson made a motion to accept Mel Zent second motion passed

C: 2015 seminars to be held in Bismarck on March 18, 19, & 20. Doug Thornburg will be the instructor for the two day course on the IBC Nonstructural plans review. A block of rooms at the Comfort Inn in Bismarck has been set aside and the meeting rooms have been booked. Food needs to be looked into and Doug Lalim was asked to do so.

D: Web site needs to be updated. Shawn Ouradnik will get the minutes and Bismarck information to Christine Rose to give to the web administrator as soon as possible.

E: Invitations will need to be mailed out in early January to meet 8 week deadline.

F:The ABM scholarships were awarded to Brady Blaskowski and Todd Johnson.

G: Christine Rose discussed High school outreach program. We will offer two $1000 scholarships to or we will combine the two scholarships into one $2000 scholarship, to be used for trade collage.

H: John Gunkleman Sate Representative for the National Home Builders Association Executive Board addressed the group. He discussed CDP voting and how the NHBA could help in the processes. Gave a handout to the group on the ICC code development process. Ron Fettig expressed concern with the six year cycle for code adoption. Rick Hauffe commented on how the code adoption process works in North Dakota with respect to other states.

Correspondence and Announcements:

Adjournment: Motion to adjourn from Todd Johnson second from Bruce Taralson.
Meeting adjourned.

September 10, 2014 Executive Board Meeting Minutes

September 10, 2014 Fargo ND

Meeting Called to order by Todd Johnson

Roll Call: Todd Johnson’ Past President; Christine Rose, President; Steve Johnson, Vice President; Shawn Ouradnik, Secretary/Treasurer; Ron Fettig, (NW rep.); Doug Lalim, (SW Rep.); Scott Boura (NE Rep); Darrel Zaback (At-Large)

Absent: Gary Klundt, (SE Rep.)

Treasurer’s Report: Read by Shawn Ouradnik Shawn needs to look over amounts to verify and resubmit. Steve Johnson motion to approve and review Second Christine Rose.

Minutes from July 30, 2014, were distributed. Motion by Christine Rose to approve, second Darrel Zaback

Education Committee Report: Steve Johnson discussed the Fargo seminar on September 11th and 12th. Topics for the 11th are Legal aspects and the 12th is Advanced Means of Egress. The Bismarck seminar on March 18, 19, and 20 2015 was discussed and Doug Thornburg will be the instructor for the two day course on the IBC Nonstructural plans review. A block of rooms at the Comfort Inn in Bismarck has been set aside and the meeting rooms have been booked. Food needs to be looked into and Doug Lalim was asked to do so.

Legislative Committee: Discussion on allowing Ray Zeigler to chair of the legislative committee and Christine Rose will call him to see if he is interested.

Historical Committee Report: Todd Johnson reported on whether or not to keep giving honorary memberships for retired members.

Nominating Committee: Terms for reps. No report.

Mechanical Committee: Todd Johnson recommended that the committee members are forever unless they need or want to be taken off. Darrel Zaback is to be the chair. The committee held a meeting on September 10 at 11:00 am to discuss what the test will include as well as how to address continuing education.

State of ND Rep: Bruce Hagen not in attendance Rory Hoffman gave report in Bruce’s place. Bruce Hagen will have a conference call with the ND Advisory Committee in late September, if any questions or comments are to be made pleas get them to Bruce as soon as possible. The conflict between the ICC Annual Business Meeting and the conference call was brought to everyone’s attention and may complicate the participation in the call.

ICC Rep: No Report

Old Business: A: Fargo Seminar on Advanced means of egress and Legal aspects

B: Christine Rose discussed High school outreach program. We will pay for lunch and possible promotional items. Christine asked for volunteers to introduce themselves to the students and ask them a couple questions. Christine also brought up the fact that when this is done in the future that having more than one person to do the planning is needed.

C: 2015 seminars to be held in Bismarck on March 18, 19, & 20. Doug Thornburg will be the instructor for the two day course on the IBC Nonstructural plans review. A block of rooms at the Comfort Inn in Bismarck has been set aside and the meeting rooms have been booked. Food needs to be looked into and Doug Lalim was asked to do so. Invitations will need to be mailed out in early January to meet 8 week deadline.

D: Fall 2015 seminar to be located in western end of state. Using Minot, Dickinson or Medora for fall seminar was discussed and Steve Johnson is to check on available places and costs in all cities. Tentative dates are around September 10th or 11th again.

E: NDBOA enrolment count is around 350 members.

F: Repot on code books for sale, 1 2012 IBC left all other sold. May get 2015 code books and sell for 2015 Significant Changes seminar.

New Business: A: Need to update committee list to include the Mechanical Committee.

B: 3 positions to expire in December of 2014.Will allow the current representatives from the North West, South East, and the At-Large to renew terms.

C: Web site needs to be updated. Shawn Ouradnik will get the minuets and Bismarck information to Christine Rose to give to the web administrator as soon as possible.

D: Region III dues were paid.

E: Todd Johnson and Brady Blaskowski received the two scholarships to attend the ICC Annual Business Meeting in late September and early October.

F:Recived promotional binders to give away at next day’s seminars.
Correspondence and Announcements: Christine Rose passed out scholarship for collage scholarships to be awarded to high school students for review.

Adjournment: Motion by Christine Rose second by Bruce Taralson

Free IBC Seminar Available

Skold Companies and McKeon Doors are offering a pair of free seminars in November. They each offer five hours of continuing education for both the AIA and the ICC. Lunch is provided each day, as well! You can download more specifics on the chapters the seminars will cover. The classes will be held as follows:

Tuesday – November 18, 2014 in Fargo, ND
10:00 – 4:00
Hilton Garden Inn – Fargo
4351 17th Ave S.
Fargo, ND 58103

Wednesday – November 19, 2014 in Bismarck, ND
10:00 – 4:00
Radisson Hotel Bismarck
605 E. Broadway Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/regform?oeidk=a07e9wp26mi89111666&c=f34b0ba0-00c0-11e4-82cb-d4ae52843dc7&ch=f3a20540-00c0-11e4-8319-d4ae52843dc7″>Seminar registration is available on-line.