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.

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

8:45 a.m.
Nominating Committee Meeting

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

8:45–10:00 a.m.

  • Significant Changes to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC): Description TBA // Speaker: Rich Truitt, Title TBA, Company TBA
  • Can’t we just Close the Darn Windows?: Description TBA // Speaker: Name, Title, Air King
  • Best Practices Discussion: Dealing with Illegally Built Structures: Description TBA // 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.// PanelistsTeresa Adrian, CCEA, Director of Code Enforcement, City of Irving; Jim Olk, CBO, Chief Building Official; and Jeffrey Widmer, CBO, Building Official, City of Rockwall
  • Best Practices Discussion: The Business of Stop Work Orders: Description TBA // Speaker: Brett King, CBO, Building Official, City of Carrollton

Noon–1:00 p.m.
Lunch

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

1:15–2:30 p.m.

  • Significant Changes to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC): Continued from morning session
  • Round Table Discussions:  Topics will include reroofing requirements for commercial buildings and other subjects.// ModeratorSelso Mata, AIA, CBO, Director of Building Inspections, City of Plano  Table FacilitatorsAlly Peck, Title, Company, others TBA
  • Evolving Shipping Container Code Landscape: Steven Shang, Falcon Structures

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
  • Round Table Discussions:  Topics will include tiny houses, IAS/ICC, Metal Building Assemblers Accreditation (AC472) and Metal Building Systems Accreditation (AC478).// ModeratorSelso Mata, AIA, CBO, Director of Building Inspections, City of Plano  Table FacilitatorsSandi McCracken, Title, Company, Greg West, Title, Company, and others TBA
  • Evolving Shipping Container Code Landscape: 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

8:40–10:00 a.m.

  • Significant Changes to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC): Description TBA // Speaker: Rich Truitt, Title, Company
  • Substandard and Dangerous Buildings-the Inspector’s Tool Box: Fill up your inspector toolbox during this interactive session where you will receive helpful information relevant to both the field and legal aspects of successfully working substandard and dangerous building matters.// Panelists:  Teresa Adrian, CCEA, Director of Code Enforcement, City of Irving and Michael Beard, CBO, Chief Building Inspector, City of Harker Heights

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
  •  Substandard and Dangerous Buildings-the Inspector’s Tool Box: Continued from morning session/Panelists:  Teresa Adrian, CCEA, Director of Code Enforcement, City of Irving and Michael Beard, CBO, Chief Building Inspector, City of Harker Heights

Noon–1:00 p.m.
Lunch

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

1:10–2:30 p.m.

  • Significant Changes to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC): Continued from morning session
  • Animal Behavior:  Session Description TBA//SpeakerAnthony Major, Title, Company

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

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

3:00–4:15 p.m.

  • Significant Changes to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC): Continued from morning session
  • Tall Wood Building:  Session Description TBA.//SpeakerDavid Tyree, Title, Company.

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 Banquet and Awards Dinner
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

 

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

10:00 a.m.
Jackson Plumlee Annual Golf Outing

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