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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.

September 18, 2013 General Membership Meeting Minutes

September 18, 2013, Bismarck, ND

Meeting called to order by Todd Johnson, President.

Roll Call: Todd Johnson, President; Bruce Taralson, Past President; Christine Rose, Vice President; Steve Johnson, Secretary/Treasurer; Ron Fettig (NW Rep); Doug Lalim (SW Rep); Gary Klundt (SE Rep);

Absent: Darrel Zaback (At Large); Scott Boura (NE Rep);

Minutes from March 6, 2013, were reviewed. Motion by Todd J. to approve, seconded by Bob Miller.

Treasurer’s Report: Read by Steve J. Motion by Bruce T. to approve, seconded by Mark Housh.

Education Committee Report: Chris Rose reported that the 2014 spring seminar will be in Grand Forks on April 2, 3 and 4 at the C’Mon Inn. Topics will be Assembly and Institutional occupancies for the 2012 code.

Legislative Committee Report: Todd J. reported that Ray Ziegler has retired. Doug Lalim may assume the position of chairman if Ray Z. decides not to continue. Todd Johnson reported that HB 1460 did not pass. It may be reintroduced for 2015 code adoption during the next legislative session in 2015. The NDBOA should prepare to defeat this bill at that time.

Historical Committee Report: A retirement party for Rich Barta, Darrel Linnertz and James Waite will be held at the Ramada Inn on Thursday with a social at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m.

Region III Rep: Pat Parsley, the representative, was not in attendance

ICC Government Relations Rep: Rick Hauffe discussed the annual business meeting to be held in New Jersey which will conduct group B code hearings. He discussed the high school technical program. ICC members will be able to vote remotely on code changes through the website, and he outlined a code development process for the future. Rick discussed the six year code cycle adoption process and how it would be a step back for everyone. The ICC strongly opposes that process since technology is moving too fast for a six year code cycle. Changing trends would not allow the code to be changed once every six years. Rick discussed Agenda 21 relative to green codes and asked that members contact him if they have any information regarding this.

State of ND Rep: Bruce Hagen stated that the final state building code with amendments will be available online. The effective date of the state building code will be January 1, 2014. The energy code has not changed from 2009. Bruce also discussed the state providing training for mechanical contractors and inspectors on weatherization and energy code provisions at no cost. Contact Bruce for further information.

Bruce will provide better notification of the hearings and announcements in the future. Jerome Miller stated that more input from other jurisdictions on code amendments would be helpful.

Old Business:
A. Bismarck seminar topics are the Energy code and IRC framing.
B. The 2014 spring meeting will be in Grand Forks on April 2, 3 and 4 at the C’Mon Inn. Seminar topics will be Assembly and Institutional occupancies.
C. The 2014 fall meeting will be in Fargo on September 10, 11, 12 at the Doublewod Inn. Possible topics discussed were Accessibility, Administrative issues and Existing Building Codes.

New Business:
A. Legislative Committee Chair: Ray Ziegler will remain the chair if interested.
B. Blinki pins will be distributed at the seminar by Chris Rose.
C. The nominating committee nominated Shawn Ouradnik as NDBOA Secretary/Treasurer and Todd Johnson called for a motion to vote on the nominee. Motion passed unanimously.
D. Todd Johnson called for nominations for the NDBOA executive committee. Nominees Darrell Zaback (at large), Scott Boura (Ne Rep) and Doug Lalim (SW rep) were nominated. Motion by Chris Rose, seconded by Bob Miller. Motion passed unanimously. Todd Johnson called for nominations for president and vice president. Chris Rose was nominated as president and Steve Johnson was nominated as vice president. Motion by Jerome Miller, seconded by Bruce Taralson. Motion passed unanimously.
E. Legislative action. HB 1460 prohibits building officials from being involved in the code adoption process. NDBOA needs to prepare to defeat the bill if reintroduced in the 2015 legislative session.
F. Website to be updated as needed.
G. Membership forms are being updated.
H. The ICC annual business meeting attendees will be Todd Johnson, Chris Rose and Shawn Ouradnik.
I. Chris Rose will appoint someone to the Region III Code Development Committee.

Correspondence and Announcements: None.

Adjournment: Motion by Chris Rose., seconded by Doug Lalim.

Submitted:

Steve Johnson
Secretary/Treasurer

September 18, 2013 Executive Board Meeting Minutes

September 18, 2013, Bismarck, ND

Meeting called to order by Bruce Taralson.

Roll Call: Todd Johnson, President; Bruce Taralson, Past President; Christine Rose, Vice President; Steve Johnson, Secretary/Treasurer; Ron Fettig (NW Rep); Doug Lalim (SW Rep.); Gary Klundt (SE Rep).

Absent: Darrel Zaback (At Large); Scott Boura (NE Rep);

Minutes from July 10, 2013, were distributed. Motion by Todd Johnson to approve, seconded by Ron Fettig.

Treasurer’s Report: Read by Steve J. Motion by Chris Rose to approve, seconded by Ron Fettig.

Education Committee Report: Chris Rose discussed the bills for the books for the Energy Code and IRC framing seminar in Bismarck. The spring 2014 meeting will be held in Grand Forks on April 2, 3, and 4 at the C’mon Inn.

Legislative Committee Report: Todd Johnson reported that the code adoption hearings have been completed and went well. Ray Ziegler has retired from the City of Bismarck effective September 15th. Doug Lalim may assume the position of chairman of the legislative committee if Ray Ziegler decides not to continue.

Historical Committee Report: Bruce T. reported that a retirement party will be held Thursday at the Ramada Inn with a social at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6:45 p.m. Honorary memberships will be given to Richard Barta, Darrell Linnertz and Jim Waite.

Nominating Committee: At the general business meeting, Todd Johnson shall nominate Shawn Ouradnik as secretary/treasurer.

Region III Rep: Pat Parsley was not in attendance.

ICC Rep: Rick Hauffe will discuss items at the general membership meeting.

State of ND Rep: Bruce Hagen stated the code adoption hearings have been completed with a January 1st 2014 effective date for the State Building Code. Bruce said that there has been a request for mechanical training and testing for residential contractors and inspectors. There will be no cost for the training which will last 3-4 hours.

Old Business:
A. Bismarck topics are the Energy Code update and IRC framing.

B. The 2014 spring seminar will be in Grand Forks on April 2, 3, and 4 at the C’mon Inn. Topics will be Assembly and Institutional occupancies for the 2012 IBC. Jay Woodward will be the instructor.

C. The 2014 fall meeting will be held in Fargo, on September 10, 11 and 12 at the Doublewood Inn. Possible topics will be Accessibility and Administrative issues but will be determined at a later date. The 2015 spring meeting was discussed, to be held in the western region in possibly Williston or Dickinson.

D. Membership dues and seminar forms were discussed. The mailing went out with no problems.

E. Chris Rose will be distributing blinki pins at the seminars.

F. $500 each was contributed to the Region III ICC meet and greet hospitality group and the New Jersey ICC Chapter.

New Business:
A. ND State Building Code Advisory Committee Members. Todd Johnson reported that the code adoption hearings were held. There will no change to the Energy Code.

B. The NDBOA SW Executive Representative will be Doug Lalim of Mandan.

C. Committee Updates: Committee members will be updated to add Bruce Taralson to the Nominating Committee and Doug Lalim and Brady Blaskowski to the Legislative Committee.

D. The website will be updated with information and photos from the Bismarck meeting.

E. A retirement dinner for honorary members Rich Barta, Darrel Linnertz, and James Waite will be at the Ramada Inn on September 19, 2013, at 6 p.m.

F. Mechanical licensing. Darrel Z. and Bill Mobray will be updating the committee.

G. A new projector has been purchased for seminar training.

H. ICC annual business meeting attendees will be Todd Johnson, Chris Rose and Shawn Ouradnik. There was discussion about someone attending a high school informational training session at the ICC meeting in New Jersey.

I. ICC Board of Directors candidate support. The NDBOA will stay neutral in regard to supporting candidates for the ICC Board of Directors.

Adjournment: Motion by Todd Johnson. seconded by Chris Rose.

Submitted:

Steve Johnson
Secretary/Treasurer

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

If you can’t open these files you may need to download Adobe Reader, a free utility.

March 7, 2012 General Membership Meeting

Meeting called to order by Todd Johnson, President.

Roll Call:  Todd Johnson, President; Steve Johnson, Secretary/Treasurer; Paul Arends (NE Rep); Ron Fettig (NW Rep); Richard Barta (SW Rep); Darrel Zaback (At Large);  Bruce Hagen (ND Dept. of Commerce); Ray Ziegler, Past President.

Absent:  Bruce Taralson, Past President; Chris Johnson, Vice President; Gary Klundt (SE Rep).

Minutes from October 5, 2011, were reviewed.  Motion by Rich Barta to approve, seconded by Darrel Zaback

Treasurer’s Report:  Read by Steve Johnson.  Motion by Ray Ziegler to approve, seconded by Paul A.

Education Committee Report:  Fall meeting will be at the Fargo Doublewood Inn on October 3-5, 2012. Best possible topic is 2012 building code updates since the Building code hearings will begin in March 2013.

Legislative Committee Report:  Ray Ziegler distributed proposed amendments to the state building code allowing cities and counties to administer and enforce state building codes and plumbing and electrical inspections within their jurisdictions, and requested everyone review and comment.

History Committee Report:  Bruce Taralson is to prepare a list of honorary members for review so they can be listed on the website.

State of ND Rep:  Bruce Hagen will send an e-mail update on rule changes of the legislative process of the building code adoption.   Ron Strand discussed two meetings that ICC will have for code adoption hearings.  One is in Dallas in May and the other is in Portland in October.  He recommended that someone try to attend as this will be invaluable information.

Old Business:  Grand Forks seminar topic will be Non-Structural Fire and Life Safety.  Fargo seminar meeting will be held at Doublewood Inn in October 2012.  Possible topic will be 2012 building code updates.  The 2013 spring meeting will be held in Minot at the Sleep Inn on March 6-8.  Possible topics to be determined.

Membership Dues:  Raising membership dues and By-Law changes were discussed by Ron Strand of Fargo with concern that there should not be a date to raise membership fees.  This will be discussed further at the summer 2012 meeting.

New Business:  May is Building Safety Month.

Region III Correspondence:  ICC meeting was held in Chaska, MN.  Twenty-five classes are listed on the web site.  One free day of classroom training will be available.

NDBOA Promotions:  Steve Johnson will look into new NDBOA promotional items.  Possible items include metal coffee mugs.

NDBOA Informational Handout:  Todd Johnson will work on updating the handout.

Fall Meeting 2012 Trade Show:  May be coordinated with Chris Rose.

Correspondence and Announcements:  Ray Ziegler thanked Bev Collings of Grand Forks for providing handouts and information on flood-related items.

Adjournment:  Motion by Rich Barta, seconded by Darrel Zaback.

Submitted:
Steve Johnson
Secretary/Treasurer

October 5, 2011 General Membership Meeting

Meeting called to order by Bruce Taralson

Roll Call – Ray Ziegler (Past President), Bruce Taralson (President), Todd Johnson (Vice President), Chris Johnson (Secretary/Treasure), Paul Arends (NE Rep), Ron Fettig (NW Rep), Richard Barta (SW Rep), Darrel Zaback (At Large), Gary Klundt(SE Rep)

Also Present: Richard Haufe (ICC Representative)

Minutes from March 2011 passed out – Richard B. – 1st / Darrel Z. – 2nd App.

Reports:

  • Treasures Report: read by Chris J. – Mark – 1st / Todd J. – 2nd

Committee Reports:

  • Education Committee – March 2012 seminars were discussed, location to be held in Grand Forks, ND (Come On Inn)
  • Day One: Zoning Issues
    Day Two: Nonstructural / Fire & Life Safety Issues

  • Legislative Committee: None at this time.
  • Historical Committee: There was discussion on recognition of building inspectors/officials retiring from the trade. Mel Zent – Chair
  • Code Committee: None at this time.
  • Region III: None at this time.
  • ICC Rep: New ICC representative Richard Haufe, Regional Manager and Professional Liaison for the NDBOA. Introduction.
  • State of North Dakota Rep Bruce Hagan updates on the Energy code and enforcement being done in the state. He also discussed 3rd-party inspections on Mobile Home Housing, some being brought in w/out inspections. Jurisdictions to be on the look out for these.

Old Business – Fall meeting of 2011 in Bismarck, ND October 5th – 7th

  • Seminars to include, at the fall October 2011 meeting, Accessibility and IRC Multifamily Construction
  • Spring meeting of 2012 will be held in Grand Forks, ND. No topics have been decided at this time. Will be posted on our web page at a later date. ndboa.org.
  • Membership dues: Will be sent out in January 2012 for the year. Dues received by March 1stwill be 30 dollars and any received after that will be 50 dollars.
  • All committees will be looked at and updated to have more involvement from the committee members.

New Business:

  • Promotional Items: Vest and Cuzis were handed out at the October, 2011 seminar to those who attended. Polos with NDBOA logo on them was determined to be the next promotional item to be ordered.
  • New Officers: Richard Haufe (ICC Rep) handed out pins for president (Bruce Taralson) and Past President (Ray Ziegler). Also, handed out were NDBOA plaques for the current officers. New officers were voted in at this time also: President – Todd Johnson, Vice President – Chris Johnson, Secretary/Treasurer – Steve Johnson, Bruce Taralson become the current Past President
  • Legislative Actions: Bruce Hagan from the North Dakota Department of Commerce will put the NDBOA on an email list that will be distributed our prior to the bills being voted on. This will give members more time to stay current on what bills are being voted on and discussed at the legislative hearings. There needs to be more activity on the Legislative Committee.
  • Website: Officers need to become more involved in the use and updates on the website. Use it more for promoting our association.
  • Fall Meeting October 2012 to be held in Fargo.  Tradeshow to be put on by Christine Rose.
  • ICC Grant to ABM: Bruce Taralson was selected from the ICC to receive a grant to the 2011 ABM in Arizona. The NDBOA has also decided to pay for 4 members to go to the annual code adoption committees.

Submitted,
Chris Johnson
Secretary/Treasurer

March 9, 2011 General Membership Meeting

Meeting called to order by Bruce Taralson

Roll Call – Ray Ziegler(Past President), Bruce Taralson(President), Todd Johnson(Vice President), Chris Johnson(Secretary/Treasure), Paul Arends(NE Rep), Ron Fettig(NW Rep), Richard Barta(SW Rep), Darrel Zaback(At Large)
Absent – Gary Klundt(SE Rep) & Darrel Zaback(At Large)

Minutes from October 2010 passed out – Todd J. – 1st / Richard B. – 2nd App.

Reports:
Treasures Report: read by Chris J. – Richard B. – 1st / Ray Z. – 2nd
Committee Reports:

  • Education Committee Report: Fall October 2011 seminars were discussed, Accesibility on day one and 2009 IRC Multi Family Construction 2nd day. Location to be held in Bismarck October 5th – 7th (Comfort Inn)
  • Legislative Committee: Need to be notified in a reasonable time frame to give input on issues pertaining to local jurisdictions. The league of cities has committee sessions on their website. Discussion of having a link on our NDBOA website to league of cities.
  • Historical Committee: Nothing at this time.
  • Code Committee: Most jurisdictions have adopted 2009 Codes
  • Region III: Nothing at this time
  • ICC Rep: Nothing at this time
  • State of North Dakota Rep: Energy code training in Jamestown, no dates set at this time, will be notified when dates are set, check website. Department of Commerce will be conducting field tests on the IECC, involvement from NDSU and Home Builders Association. Contact Bruce Hagan at The Department of Commerce with questions.

Old Business:
Fall meeting of 2011 in Bismarck, ND October 5th – 7th
Seminars to include, at the fall October 2011 meeting, Accessibility and IRC Multifamily Construction

Spring meeting of 2012 will be held in Grand Forks, ND. No topics have been decided at this time. Will be posted on our web page at a later date.

New Business:
Promotional Items: Coffee and travel mugs were handed out at the March, 2010 seminar to those who attended. Vests with NDBOA logo on them was determined to be the next promotional item to be ordered.

Building Safety Week: Building safety kits will not be ordered by the NDBOA this year.

Legislative Actions: Bruce Hagan from the North Dakota Department of Commerce will put the NDBOA on an email list that will be distributed our prior to the bills being voted on. This will give members more time to stay current on what bills are being voted on and discussed at the legislative hearings. There needs to be more activity on the Legislative Committee

ABM Hosting Support: A motion was 1st by Bruce T. and 2nd by Richard B. In support of Pat Parsley in running for Secretary/Treasurer of the International Code Board of Directors.

Arizona Building Officials: A motion was 1st by Bruce T. and 2nd by Chris J. to buy raffle tickets for the ICC Annual Business Meeting and Final Action Hearings for 2011 held in Phoenix, AZ.

Submitted,
Chris Johnson
Secretary/Treasurer

Fall, 2011 Meeting and Seminar

October 5, 6, and 7, 2011
Comfort Inn, Bismarck, ND

Wednesday, October 5:
Executive Board Meeting at 1:00 PM
General Membership Meeting at 3:00 PM
Open discussion to follow the general membership meeting.

Thursday, October 6:
2009 IBC Accessibility and Usability

Friday, October 7:
Townhouse Fire and Life Safety

Registration details are not yet available. Check back soon to register on-line.