NMCOA UPDATE

NMCOA President Mike Keileszewski has decided to use an agenda format for future NMCOA Board meetings. Those who have an item they would like discussed at the NMCOA Board meetings will be given the opportunity to submit items to be included for discussion. If you have an item for the agenda, feel free to submit it by email to nmcoa75@gmail.com, no later than 5 days prior to the meeting.
 
 
NMCOA Members,
 
 
The month of September is fast approaching, and with that NMCOA returns to monthly meetings for educational programs. This year, NMCOA has a meeting slated for September 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.. I am happy to announce that the meeting will be an in person meeting though the location for September takes us back a little in time. As the room at Jay’s is not available in September, we will be gathering at the Alpine Lodge in Gaylord for the September 2021 meeting. The remainder of the year we are currently slated to be at Jay’s Sporting Goods Headwaters Meeting Room in Gaylord, beginning in October, unless Jay’s changes their meeting policy before then. The programs to be presented in September are as shown on the 2021 NMCOA Proposed Agenda, and are as follows:
 
 
 
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 
Construction – Focus Four for Inspectors   CP-19-00080
3 hours Administration Credit – All Trades
Presenter – Mark Ginter, MIOSHA
ICC PP#29193  .3 CEU’s
 
 
 
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Superior Walls – Precast Foundations   CP-20-00026
2 Hours Specialty Credit – BI, BO/PR Only
Presenter – Doug Davis, Superior Walls
ICC PP#29194   .3 CEU’s
 
 
 
Over the next few meetings, the NMCOA Board will be discussing options for transitioning the current Education Chair duties to others, as Martie Van Berlo will be stepping down from his position as NMCOA Education Chairman. Van Berlo has been involved with the NMCOA Board in some capacity, either as a board member, as education chairman, or both for a few years, for 20 years. Van berlo stated “It is time to hand over the education chair responsibilities to others in the organization, for the good of the organization. I am proud to have been involved in NMCOA leadership and highly encourage the membership, especially those coming into the code enforcement industry, to become involved at some point, as a board member. Working together, the board members can continue to steer the organization, and keep it vibrant and alive well into the future”.
 
The Board looks forward to seeing members in person after a year long gap in in person meetings. Feel free to contact NMCOA with any questions, organization concerns, or for information on our upcoming programs.
 
 
 
 

 

Previous Update Posts that are still relevant:

 

Program Attendee Lists:  Attendee Lists for the webinars recently presented can be found by clicking the Certificate of Attendance tab at the top of the home page.

 

MADCAD Online Referenced Standards: As discussed over the past few months, NMCOA has fallen short on the number of participating jurisdictions in the NMCOA MADCAD subscription for 2021. The Board will continue to look at options for this program and how NMCOA can continue to provide this valuable resource of code referenced standards to its members as a reasonable cost.

For those not familiar with the benefits of MADCAD, the referenced standards, as noted in the codes, are actually considered part of the code. You can find this reference in Section R102.4 of the 2015 MRC, and Section 101.4 of the 2015 MBC. Similar references can be found in the electrical rules, the mechanical and the plumbing codes. This means that the code books only contain part of the requirements of the code. Without access to the referenced standards, how does an inspector perform their duties as code officials?

The cost to have the referenced standards as a physical library are far more costly than many jurisdictions can afford. The MADCAD online library is a low cost way of accessing many of the standards referenced in the codes. That is the reason that NMCOA has worked with MADCAD to provide a subscription based access to its members since 2016. If your jurisdiction is not currently subscribed to MADCAD and you would like further information, please email your request to nmcoa75@gmail.com .  NMCOA will be happy to get your jurisdiction enrolled into the subscription program.

 

 

BUILDING SAFETY MONTH

Each year the ICC encourages jurisdictions around the country to celebrate Building Safety Month. One way to recognize building safety month is through the approval of a Building Safety Proclamation by local government officials. NMCOA, as an organization has approved a proclamation recognizing it members for the important role each one plays within their communities to assure safe and code compliant construction. The 2021 NMCOA Building Safety Month Proclamation has been posted below. In addition, a generic proclamation is also included that local jurisdictions can use to create their own proclamation. Feel free to download this ICC guide document, and use it to create your own proclamation to take to your local officials for approval.

2021 NMCOA BSM Proclamation

2021 BSM Proclamation Sample

Please add the NMCOA email address to your mailbox as future emails may be sent through this address. nmcoa75@gmail.com

2021 NMCOA Membership information and application can be found under the membership tab on this website. The application is interactive, meaning that the form can be filled out on your computer, then printed and submitted by mail as per the instructions. NMCOA is not able to accept credit cards at this time.

The NMCOA Board of Directors welcomes Tom Doss, Emmet County Building Inspector as the Director at Large for 2021-2022.

Updated Board information can be found under the Contact Us tab.

 

Click on the MADCAD Tab above for details on the 2021 MADCAD Subscription