Daily Agenda

The 2019 BOAT Annual Conference Information is Being Updated.  Registration Opens In May.

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

Monday, August 5, 2019

7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Registration Open

8:00–5:00 p.m.
Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors-Day 1 (must register to attend):

This course is provided by PHCC-TX for Plumbing Inspectors to obtain their Medical Gas Piping endorsement in order to inspect medical gas piping installations. This is a four-day course (Monday through Thursday) with the examination administered by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners on Friday.  This course is limited to forty-five students.

Enrolling for this course will fulfill the requirements of The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners Rules Sect 363.11(b).  Specifically, “Before a Plumbing Inspector may qualify to take the Medical Gas Piping Installation endorsement examination, the applicant must complete a training program approved by the Board which pertains to subject matter applicable to the installation of medical gas piping systems” per the (NFPA) 99 Health Care Facilities Code.

Course fee includes a copy of the NFPA 99 current edition (2018) to keep (a $75 value).//Instructors: Michelle Killebrew and Kevin Robinson, Chief Building Official, Town of Little Elm

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

7:30–4:00 p.m.
Registration Open

8:00–5:00 p.m.
Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors-Day 2

5:45 p.m.–6:10 p.m.
Board Shuttle Bus for Texas Shoot-Out


6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Texas Shoot-Out
Dinner and bowling complimentary for all conference attendees and their family.  Laser tag and arcade games are also available.
Time to Spare Entertainment, 13027 Highway 105 E, Conroe, 936-445-2695.

8:00 p.m./9:00 p.m.
Bus Back to La Torretta

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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
Sara Countryman, Mayor, City of Montgomery

8:45 a.m.
Nominating Committee Meeting

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

8:45–10:00 a.m.

  • Major Changes of the 2018 IBC:This fast paced course will guide participants through some of the major changes that have occurred in the 2018 International Building Code (IBC).   The class will be of interest to designers, general and sub-contractors, building inspectors, plans examiners, architects or engineers, and anyone working in the building environment with many of the significant changes in the 2018 IBC. Upon completion, you will be able to identify and explain the major differences, as well as understand and apply the intent of those changes.//Speaker: Russell Thornburg, Thornburg Code Services
  • Specifying Foundation Flood Vents for Building Sustainability, Durability and Performance: This course provides insight into the importance of proper foundation flood vents and compliance with Building Codes and FEMA Regulations as well as how they can effectively prevent major damage to buildings due to flooding. The course will review applicable codes pertaining to foundation flood venting, including a complete review of FEMA’s Technical Bulletin 1. After the course, participants will have a thorough understanding of the difference between non-engineered openings and engineered openings and the important role they play in designing a sustainable structure.//Speaker: J. Paul Abrams, Director of Field Operations for Floodproofing.com, National Sales Manager, Smart Vent Products, Inc.
  • Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors-Day 3 

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

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

10:30–11:50 a.m.

  • Major Changes of the 2018 IBC (Continued)
  • Impact of 2016 Preserved Treated Wood Changes on Building Codes, Industry Standards and Evaluation Reports: This course takes a detailed look at the major changes that occurred (mid-2016) within the American Wood Preservation Association (AWPA), which is a reference standard to both the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC).  The impact the changes have with respect to building codes and construction will also be discussed.  The ability to enforce the changes are also addressed.//Speaker: Robert Wangel, Asst. to Vice President, Law and Compliance, Koppers Performance Chemicals
  • Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors-Day 3

Noon–1:00 p.m.
Chow Time

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

1:15–2:30 p.m.

  • Major Changes between 2012 to 2018 IRC: This fast pace course will guide participants through some of the major changes that have occurred from the 2012 to the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC).   This class will be of interest to designers, general and sub-contractors, building inspectors, plans examiners, architects or engineers, and anyone working in the one-and two-family dwelling environment with many of the significant changes in the 2018 IRC. Upon completion, you will be able to identify and explain the major differences, as well as understand and apply the intent of those changes.//Speaker: Russell Thornburg, Thornburg Code Services
  • Session 2: Description//Speaker: TBA
  • Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors-Day 3

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

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

3:15–4:45 p.m.

  • Major Changes between 2012 to 2018 IRC (Continued)
  • Benefits of CSST Gas Piping Systems: Corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) gas piping systems were introduced 30 years ago with the objective of improving the utilization, safety, and cost-effectiveness of residential gas service.  CSST is a corrosion resistant, highly resilient product that easily conforms to different building structures, simplifies installation methods, and resists the effects of long-term environmental degradation.  Texas state, regional, and local codes have addressed CSST usage in a wide variety of ways.  This presentation is intended to inform BOAT officials about CSST model and local codes variations, product standards and manufacturer’s instruction regarding safe installation and operating practices including electrical protection, as well as address the aging infrastructure issue affecting older steel piping systems.//Speaker: Robert Torbin, PE, Director of Codes and Standards, OmegaFlex, Inc.
  • Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors-Day 3

4:45–6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception

6:30 p.m.
Free evening

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

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.

  • Session 1: Topic on Disaster Response-Description TBA//Speaker: TBA
  • Understanding Active and Passive Floodproofing Options for Non-Residential Buildings in a Special Flood Hazard Area: Floodproofing measures are required for all buildings located in a FEMA floodplain. This course identifies the effects of hydrostatic pressure on building sustainability and explains dry and wet floodproofing techniques utilized to mitigate against flood damage. A review of the liability associated with each floodproofing option is provided. Relevant FEMA regulations, ICC building codes, and ASCE 24 are reviewed. The course provides an in-depth analysis of active and passive floodproofing options and the effect each of these options have on a design. Case studies will demonstrate how to effectively incorporate floodproofing techniques in projects.//Speaker:  J. Paul Abrams, Director of Field Operations for Floodproofing.com, National Sales Manager, Smart Vent Products, Inc.
  • Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors-Day 4

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

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

10:30–11:50 a.m.

  • Session 1: Topic on Disaster Response-continued//Speaker: TBA
  • Session 2: Topic on Shipping Containers//Speaker: TBA
  • Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors-Day 4

Noon–1:30 p.m.
Chow Time and Annual Business Meeting

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

1:45–2:30 p.m.

  • Session 1: Topic on Disaster Response-continued//Speaker: TBA
  • Session 2: Topic on Building Official 101//Speaker: TBA
  • Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors-Day 4

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

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

3:15–4:30 p.m.

  • Session 1: Topic on Disaster Response-continued//Speaker: TBA
  • Session 2: Topic on Building Official 101//Speaker: TBA
  • Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors-Day 4

6:30–8:00 p.m.
BOAT Awards Dinner 

8:00-10:30 p.m.
Casino Night

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Friday, August 9, 2019

8:00-9:30 a.m.
Cracker Barrel and Continental Breakfast

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

8:00–5:00 p.m.
Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors-TSBPE  Exam

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