Daily Agenda

Welcome to the 2018 BOAT Annual Conference

Join us at the Embassy Suites Amarillo for two and half days of great education and networking.

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The schedule will continued to be updated, so please check back.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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

2:00–4:00 p.m.
Registration Open

5:45 p.m.–6:10 p.m.
Board Shuttle Bus for Texas Shoot-Out
(Bus will make two trips)


6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Texas Shoot-Out
Dinner and bowling complimentary for all conference attendees and their family.  Western Bowl also has laser tag and arcade games to keep everyone busy!
Western Bowl, 5120 Canyon Drive, 806-352-2737.

8:00 p.m./9:00 p.m.
Shuttle Bus Back to Embassy Suites

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Registration Open


7:30–8:35 a.m.
Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors
Opening Remarks and Welcome

Mike Olson, CFM, BOAT President
Ginger Nelson, Mayor, City of Amarillo

8:45 a.m.
Nominating Committee Meeting

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

8:45–10:00 a.m.

  • Significant Changes to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC): Overview of 2018 IBC Code changes//Speaker: Rich Truitt, Deputy Director Inspections, Licenses & Permits, Harford County, Maryland
  • Can’t we just Close the Darn Windows?: The bells and whistles of energy efficiency//Speaker: Tom Murrell, Air King
  • Exploring Ways to Effectively Deal With Illegally Built Structures: Overview of proven tactics to address illegally built structures//Speaker: Jeffrey Widmer, CBO, Building Official, City of Rockwall


10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Networking Break with Sponsors

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

10:30–11:50 a.m.

  • Significant Changes to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC): Continued from morning session
  • Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey-Building Officials Responsibility in a Disaster:  BOAT has deployed volunteers for many natural disasters in Texas since the first time in 2013 but Hurricane Harvey proved to be a disaster like no other.  BOAT used this opportunity to partner with other groups which resulted in increased boots on the ground and quick turnaround damage assessments.  Join us for the discussion on what we encountered and lessons learned.//Panelists:  Jim Olk, CBO, Chief Building Official and Jeffrey Widmer, CBO, Building Official, City of Rockwall
  • Tackling the Stop Work Order Process: Master the art of issuing stop work orders then let the process be your guide//Speaker: Brett King, CBO, Building Official, City of Carrollton

Noon–1:00 p.m.
Chow Time

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

1:15–2:30 p.m.

  • Significant Changes to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC): Continued from morning session
  • Dog Dialogue:  Be observant of your surroundings and take the bite out of field inspections//Speaker:  Anthony Major, M.E.T.S.
  • It’s all About Dangerous Building Abatement:  This interactive workshop will guide you through both field and legal aspects of successfully abating substandard and dangerous buildings.//Teresa Adrian, CCEA, Director of Code Enforcement, City of Irving and Michael Beard, CBO, Chief Building Inspector, City of Harker Heights


2:30–3:00 p.m.
Networking Break with Sponsors

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

3:15–4:45 p.m.

  • Significant Changes to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC): Continued from afternoon session
  • Pow Wow Panel:  Topics will include “What’s Wrong With This Picture” (Energy Efficieny) and “Reroofing of Commercial and Multi-Family Dwellings//Speakers:  Trina Scott, Air King and Roofing Contractors Association of Texas
  • It’s all About Dangerous Building Abatement: Continued from afternoon session

5:00–5:15 p.m.
Load buses for Palo Duro Canyon for dinner and the Texas Outdoor Musical
Buses will leave at 5:15 p.m. sharp.  Don’t be late!


6:00–10:00 p.m.
Dinner and Texas Outdoor Musical
The night begins with a bus tour of the second largest canyon in the United States – the Palo Duro Canyon.  We’ll then head to the amphitheater for a barbecue dinner followed by the Texas Outdoor Musical – performed for over 50 years. Complimentary for all attendees and their families, limited to the first 100 to sign up.  (Note, when you register be sure to put the number of tickets you need.  If there are still spaces left, we will sign up others on site at the conference.)  Buses will load up after the play and take you back to the hotel.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Registration Open


7:30–8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

8:45–10:00 a.m.

  • Significant Changes to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC): Overview of 2018 IBC Code changes//Speaker: Rich Truitt, Deputy Director Inspections, Licenses & Permits, Harford County, Maryland
  • Evolving Shipping Container Code Landscape:Overview of codes regulating the conversion of shipping containers to structures.//Speaker:  Stephen Shang, Falcon Structures


10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Networking Break with Sponsors

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

10:30–11:50 a.m.

  • Significant Changes to the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC): Continued from morning session
  • Evolving Shipping Container Code Landscape: Continued from morning session

Noon–1:00 p.m.
Chow Time

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

1:15–2:30 p.m.

  • Significant Changes to the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC): Continued from morning session
  • Ethics for Building and Code Officials:  Learn why building and code officials must make ethics priority one!//SpeakerAnthony Major, M.E.T.S.


2:30–3:00 p.m.
Networking Break with Sponsors

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

3:00–4:15 p.m.

  • Significant Changes to the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC): Continued from morning session
  • Tall Wood Building: The case for using wood in mid-rise multi-story construction is continuing to grow – fueled in large part by rising costs, green building mandates, and the need for urban intensification. This course discusses the growing acceptance of mid-rise light wood frame construction plus discusses 14 new code change proposals for mass timber that were recently approved by the Fire and General Code Development Committees’ in April 2018.//Speaker:  Sam Francis, National Programs Director, American Wood Council

4:30–5:00 p.m.
BOAT Business Meeting

5:45–6:15 p.m.
Load buses for Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
First bus leaves at 6:00 p.m. Second bus leaves at 6:15 p.m.


6:30–9:00 p.m.
BOAT Awards Dinner and Closing Session
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Derrick Room, 2503 4th Avenue, Canyon, Texas

9:00 p.m.
Load buses for return trip to the hotel

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Friday, August 10, 2018

8:30 a.m.
Jackson Plumlee Annual Golf Outing

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