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Meetings, seminars, and educational opportunities

Fall, 2014 Meeting Details

The Fall, 2014 NDBOA General Business Meeting and Continuing Education are scheduled for September 10-12, 2014 at the C’Mon Inn in Fargo. A block of rooms has been set aside for NDBOA attendees.

The Executive Board Meeting and General Business Meeting will be held Wednesday, the 10th, and the individual classes will run the full days of the 11th and 12th. Adobe .pdf files containing the details for the courses as well as the registration and membership application are below.
Training Information
Seminar Registration

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Legal Aspects and Ethics for Building Departments

Description: Legal Aspects and ethics for Building Departments-The first part of this one-day course provides individuals with guidelines for administering the legal aspects of code enforcement, prosecution and maintenance. Topics will include historical results of ignoring regulations, interpretation and application of pertinent laws and theories of legal liability. The second part will discuss ethics, with a discussion of “real world” issues that affect the perception and performance of the code enforcement staff.

Friday, September 12, 2014
IBC Advanced Means of Egress

Description: IBC Advanced Means of Egress-An advanced look at the means of egress requirements included in Chapter 10 of the International Building Code. The presentation will include detailed discussions on the design and review of the means of egress in unusual occupancies. Subjects included in the class are malls, assembly occupancies, special egress components, smoke proof enclosures, horizontal exits and exit passageways. Practical examples will be used to illustrate code requirements. This class is designed for those students that have a basic understanding of how the means of egress is designed and reviewed.

The instructor for both Thursday and Friday sessions will be STEPHEN L. THOMAS, CBO
President, Colorado Code Consulting, LLC

Spring, 2014 Meeting Details

The Spring, 2014 NDBOA General Business Meeting and Continuing Education are scheduled for April 2, 3, and 4, 2014 at the C’Mon Inn in Grand Forks.  A block of rooms has been set aside through March 15th for NDBOA attendees.

The Executive Board Meeting and General Business Meeting will be held Wednesday, the 18th, and the individual classes will run the full days of the 19th and 20th.  Microsoft Word documents containing the details for the courses as well as the registration and membership application are below.

Seminar Information
Registration Form
Membership/Dues Form

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
1:00 p.m. – Executive Board Meeting
3:00 p.m. – General Business Meeting

Thursday, April 3, 2014
2012 IBC Care Facilities Provisions
Description:  This seminar will address provisions in the 2012 IBC and referenced standards relating to the design and construction of care facilities such as medical care, custodial care, ambulatory care and day care facilities.  It will focus on the specific decision making needed to apply the provisions appropriately by highlighting the differences between the various types of care activities.  Participants will listen to lecture, discuss examples and participate in activities that pertain to applying sections of the IBC to care facilities.

Friday, April 4, 2014
IBC Assembly Spaces
Description:  This seminar will address the 2012 IBC requirements applicable to design and construction of assembly spaces.  It will address the differences between the various Group A occupancies and how assembly uses may also fit within the business or educational occupancy classifications.  The discussion will include the unique IBC criteria applicable to accessibility, fire protection and building size issues in assembly buildings.

New Slate of NDBOA Officers Elected

2013-2014 NDBOA OfficersThe 2013 Annual Meeting of the North Dakota Building Officials Association featured the election of the new slate of officers.  Pictured here are, from left, Bruce Taralson of Fargo, retiring Past President; Todd Johnson of Wahpeton, the new Past President; Christine Rose of Fargo, President; Steve Johnson of Grand Forks, Vice President; and Shawn Oradnik of Bismarck, Secretary-Treasurer.  Others elected to the Board of Directors were Darrael Zaback, at-large representative; Doug Lalim, southwest representative; and Scott Boura, northeast representative.  The three-day conference was held in Bismarck.  The membership meeting included planning for the spring training event April 2-4, 2014 in Grand Forks and the next Annual Meeting in Fargo on September 10-12, 2014.

Fall, 2013 Seminar Info

The Fall, 2103 NDBOA General Business Meeting and Continuing Education are scheduled for September 18, 19, and 20 at the Comfort Inn in Bismarck.

The Executive Board Meeting and General Business Meeting will be held Wednesday, the 18th, and the individual classes will run the full days of the 19th and 20th.  Adobe Acrobat files containing the details for the courses as well as the registration and membership application are below.

Fall 2013 Meeting Schedule and Course Details
Fall 2013 Seminar Registration

2013 NDBOA Membership Application

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Spring, 2013 Meeting

Spring, 2013 Seminar
March 7-8, 2013
Sleep Inn, Minot, ND
701 837-3119

March 7, 2013
2012 IFGC Update – 3 hours    and    2012 IMC Update – 3 hours

The 2012 IFGC Update introduces the major changes from the 2009 IFGC to the 2012 IFGC. The changes are identified in the handout along with the reasons for the changes and knowledge review questions. The information presented will allow for the application of these new code requirements to design, plan review, and/or inspection.

The 2012 IMC Update introduces the major changes from the 2009 IMC to the 2012 IMC. The changes are identified in the handout along with the reasons for the changes and knowledge review questions. The information presented will allow for the application of these new code requirements to design, plan review, and/or inspection.

March 8, 2013
2012 IMC Design, Installation, Inspection Principles – 6 hours (This is a Fundamentals seminar)

This seminar highlights key provisions of the 20012 International Mechanical Code® (IMC®) and provides practice in applying key requirements. It reinforces learning by supplying immediate feedback or clarification. It walks participants through the content outline of the code book, and describes key sections.

Fall, 2012 Meeting Details

Dates: October 3, 4, and 5, 2012

Location: Doublewood Inn, Fargo (A block of rooms has been set aside for the North Dakota Building Officials’ Association.)

You can fill out your registration form on-line below but you will need to mail the check for your fee and membership dues, if needed.  Lunch is provided October 4 and 5.

Wednesday, October 3:

  • 1PM: Executive Board Meeting (open to board members only)
  • 3PM: Business Meeting (open to all members)  A change to the annual membership dues from $30.00 to $50.00 will be discussed and a vote held at this meeting.

Thursday, October 4:

  • Significant Changes to the 2012 International Residential Code

Friday, October 5:

  • Significant Changes to the 2012 International Building Code
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Spring, 2012 Meeting Details

Dates: March 7, 8, and 9, 2012
Location: C’Mon Inn, Grand Forks, ND

Wednesday, March 7:

  • 1PM: Executive Board Meeting (open to board members only)
  • 3PM: Business Meeting (open to all members)

Thursday and Friday, March 8-9:

2009 Nonstructural Fire and Life Safety Principles
This seminar will address such fire and life safety issues as occupancy group requirements, allowable floor area, types of construction, fire-resistance rating requirements, occupant load calculation, and egress systems.

The class runs from 8Am-4PM on both days.  Lunch will be provided.  Books are included in the seminar registration fee.  You can reserve your space using the form below.
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Spring, 2011 Meeting

March 9, 10, and 11, 2011
Sleep Inn, Minot, ND

Wednesday, March 9:

Executive board Meeting at 1:00 PM
Business Meeting (Open to All Members) at 3:00 PM
After Business meeting – Open Topics for discussions -open to all

Thursday, March 10: 2009 International Fuel Gas and Mechanical Codes

Friday, March 11: Amendments to the North Dakota State Building Code
Instructor: Ron C Strand, City of Fargo Inspections Administrator

January, 2011 Energy Code Training Seminar

January 19 and 20, 2011
Location: Comfort Inn and Suites, Bismarck, ND

Classes run from 8AM to 4PM and lunch will be provided both days. A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel for NDBOA training attendees. Training includes workbooks and is eligible for ICC Continuing Education credits. Note that both seminars are FREE with your paid NDBOA membership for 2011.
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