Daily Agenda

The 2018 Annual Conference will be in Amarillo, Texas, on August 8-11.  Information will be posted in March 2018.

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

All events will be held at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront unless otherwise noted.
Speakers and sessions are subject to change.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

 

1:00–4:00 p.m.
BOAT Board Meeting (closed)

2:00–4:30 p.m.
Registration

5:15–6:15 p.m.
Buses leave hotel for Shenaniganz

5:30–8:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Greet old friends and make some new ones with light refreshments at this year’s Texas Shoot-Out location – Shenaniganz.
Meritage Systems, Reception Sponsor

Texas Shoot-Out
Dinner, bowling and a chance to try Shenaniganz go carts, lazer tag, or other games.  What else do you need? (Complimentary for all conference attendees!)
Avolve Software Corporation, Title Sponsor  |  Selectron Technologies, Dinner Sponsor

8:30–9:30 p.m.
Buses leave Shenaniganz for hotel

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

 

7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Registration

7:30–8:45 a.m.
Networking Buffet Breakfast with Exhibitors
Opening Remarks and Welcome
Omega Flex, Inc.
, Breakfast Sponsor

8:45 a.m.
Nominating Committee Meeting

9:00–10:15 a.m.  |  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1
Management & Legal
This track will cover what is required when taking the Certified Building Official Management and Legal exam to become a certified building official with the International Code Council (ICC).  This course is for those hoping to earn a CBO certification or for individuals that currently have the certification and wish to enhance their knowledge and strengthen their skills.  Part 1 of 8.
Speaker:  Tim Ryan, ICC Instructor

Track 2
Professional development – What you need to know from TDLR, TSBPE, and BOAT
This session will go over State of Texas programs from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners and how it will affect the building departments within the state. We will also discuss the newly formed BOAT internship program and how it works.
Speakers:  Representatives from TDLR, TSBPE and BOAT

10:15-10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
Viega Plumbing & Heating Systems,
Break Sponsor

10:45 a.m.–Noon  |  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1
Management & Legal

Continued – Part 2 of 8
Speaker:  Tim Ryan, ICC Instructor

Track 2
Elimination of Architectural Barriers
Discussion of the Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) and AB Rule 68.102.
Speaker:  Robert Posey, Program Director, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Noon–1:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch
Air King,
Lunch Sponsor

1:30–2:45 p.m.  |  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1
Management & Legal

Continued – Part 3 of 8
Speaker:  Tim Ryan, ICC Instructor

Track 2
Inspector Skills
This session addresses the necessary soft skills for success as an inspector—those non-technical traits and behaviors that enhance an inspector’s ability to interact with others and to successfully carry out their job duties. This includes not only people skills such as effective communication, diplomacy, and customer service; but also skills for problem solving, professionalism, integrity, and time management. In addition to a solid understanding of the technical provisions of the codes, developing appropriate soft skills are essential in pursuing the goal of safe, healthy, and durable buildings for the community. Developed specifically for construction inspectors in all disciplines, the topics covered are equally important to all employees of public service agencies including permit technicians, plan reviewers, managers, building officials, and fire code officials. The information is also beneficial for developing policies and procedures to promote consistent and fair inspection practices while improving communications and public relations. Part 1 of 2.
Speaker:  Steve Van Note, CBO, Managing Director of Product Development, International Code Council

2:45–3:15 p.m.Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
Viega Plumbing & Heating Systems,
Break Sponsor

3:30–4:45 p.m. | CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1
Management & Legal

Continued – Part 4 of 8
Speaker:  Tim Ryan, ICC Instructor

Track 2
Inspector Skills
Continued – Part 2 of 2
Speaker: Steve Van Note, CBO, Managing Director of Product Development, International Code Council

4:45 p.m.
Free evening in Rockwall
Check out things to do in Rockwall and the restaurants right near the hotel.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

 

7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Registration

7:30–8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors
Hoover Treated Wood Products, Breakfast Sponsor

8:45–10:00 a.m. | CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1
Track 1
Management & Legal
Continued – Part 5 of 8
Speaker:  Tim Ryan
ICC Instructor

Track 2
The Do’s and Don’t’s of Floodplain Code Compliance
This session will go over the description of floods and floodplains and the potential hazards to buildings.  You’ll also learn the difference between wet flood and dry flood proofing techniques and acceptable applications; the role of flood openings in flood events to ensure resilient structures; identify regulations, codes, and standards as they relate to sustaining foundations in flood hazard areas; and analyze the role of building compliance in securing lowering flood insurance rates and what mitigation solutions are available.
Speaker:  Paul Abrams, National Sales Manager, Smart Vent Productions

10:00–10:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
e-PlanSoft,
Break Sponsor

10:30–11:45 a.m. | CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1
Track 1
Management & Legal
Continued – Part 6 of 8
Speaker:  Tim Ryan
ICC Instructor

Track 2
Two Sessions in One!
Protect Citizens from the Top!  Re-Roofing Inspections Can be a Life Saver
This class will provide you with critical information on the importance of performing inspections on re-roofing projects.  This interactive program will illustrate common problems which can lead to illness and even death.  The instructor will provide you with steps you can take to enhance or develop a robust re-roofing program in your community.  The president of Roofing Contractors Association of Texas will be on hand to answer questions on how they can assist your community.
Speaker:  Scott McDonald, CBO, Director of Strategic Initiatives, City of Amarillo

Pools and Spas
This session will go over why the International Pool and Spa Code needs to be adopted and review the pros and cons of adopting the code.
Speaker: Jana Auringer, Pebble Technology International

Noon–1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch
Marwin Company,
Lunch Sponsor

1:15–2:30 p.m.  |  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1
Track 1
Management & Legal
Continued – Part 7 of 8
Speaker:  Tim Ryan
ICC Instructor

Track 2
Round Tables
Get and share information.  Each round table discussion will last fifteen minutes.  When the bell rings, move to a new table or stay for more.  Topics will include:

  • FLASH – This table explores residential building codes in Texas, incorporating input and survey responses from building officials, leaders, and industry experts. We’ll review the residential code system, with a background of the removal of the Texas Residential Construction Commission, and the impact of natural disasters within the state. Survey responses regarding the feasibility of residential building code improvements and additional considerations for the Texas system will also be discussed. Discussion led by: Mike Rimoldi
  • High Wind Construction Provisions – This presentation covers damage assessments from the December 26, 2015, tornado near Dallas, Texas, and how tornadoes are assessed and American Planning Association’s (APA) recommendations for High Wind Design. The recommendations contribute to improved overall performance of the structure and focus on the structural shell as well as good connection details to tie together exterior walls, roofs and floors.  Discussion led by: Asma Momin, American Planning Association
  • Storm Shelters – ICC 500 Impact on Schools – The presentation covers the 2015 International Building Code storm shelters requirements for E ccupancies and a brief overview of the applicable sections of the ICC 500 Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters.  Discussion led by:  Ben Harris, PE, Huckabee
  • IAS Accreditation (AC251) – Where do we start and how do we get to the finish line?  Using Best Practices and the benefits of accreditation for all size jurisdictions and how IAS accreditation and ISO BCEGS work together.  Discussion led by: Rick Herzberger, CBO, Chief Building Official, City of McKinney

2:30–3:00 p.m.
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
e-PlanSoft,
Break Sponsor

3:00–4:00 p.m.  |  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1
Management & Legal

Continued – Part 8 of 8
Speaker:  Tim Ryan, ICC Instructor

Track 2

Round Table/Open Forum
Get and share information.  Each round table discussion will last fifteen minutes.  When the bell rings, move to a new table or stay for more.  Topics will include:

  • Update on Code Enforcement Transition to Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation – This table will discuss TDLR’s plans for implementation on their code enforcement program as it becomes their authority on September 2017. Discussion led by: David Gonzales, Program Director, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
  • ISO BCEGS – Do’s and Don’ts of ISO – How building departments can obtain “good” grades from ISO’s Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) program, with an “overview” of the questionnaire and what areas carry the most weight with regard to points. Discussion led by: Dean Shattuck, CFPS, CHCM, Sr. Field Representative (BCEGS)
  • Permit Techs – Permit techs and their importance within a building department. Discussion led by: Samantha Morrow, North Texas Chapter of Permit Techs and City of Garland
  • Legislative Updates – A brief discussion on 2017 legislative bills affecting cities and building departments.  Discussion led by: Randall Childers, Building Official, City of Waco; Jim Olk, Building Official, City or Garland

4:15–5:15 p.m.
BOAT Business Meeting

6:00–9:00 p.m.
BOAT Awards Dinner and Cruise
Civil Systems,
Award Dinner Sponsor
Huber Engineered Woods,
Cruise Sponsor

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Friday, August 11, 2017

 

8:00–9:30 a.m.
BOAT Presidential Address, Cracker Barrel, and Continental Breakfast

10:00 a.m.
Jackson Plumlee Annual Golf Outing
Buffalo Creek Golf Club
624 Country Club Dr.
Rockwall  TX  75032
972-771-4003
Simpson Strong-Tie, Title Sponsor  |   CSA Group, Lunch Sponsor

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