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.
The next virtual meeting for NMCOA is scheduled for May 21, 2021. NMCOA has two webinars planned for that day. The first will begin with the usual brief business meeting at 9:00 a.m. The programs are shown on the proposed schedule but will be presented at times different than those noted on the printed schedule. The programs to be held virtually include:
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Safety Culture – Leadership on the Job Site CP-19-00160
1 hour Admin, 1 Hour Communication Credits – All Trades
ICC Continuing Ed Credit Info – PP#28261 2 Contact Hours, 0.2 CEU’s
James Getting – MIOHSA – Presenter
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Engineered Wood From A to Z CP-19-00033
3 Hours Technical Credit – BI, BO/PR Only
ICC Continuing Ed Credit Info – PP#28260 3 Contact Hours, 0.3 CEU’s
James Smith – American Wood Council – Presenter
Those wishing to participate will need to register for each webinar individually. A separate email for each webinar registration will be sent about 1 week prior. Be sure to provide proper spelling in your entries as well as your State issued Inspector Registration/License number during registration. Corrections and the insertion of incorrect or missing information will not be done by NMCOA. You do need to log into the webinar on the day of the presentation in order to be included on the attendee list posted by NMCOA. Additionally, if you fail to participate for the full webinar time, your name will be removed from the attendee list that will be posted on the website.
At the April Board meeting, the Board discussed various ways to begin to transition a number of the current NMCOA tasks being handled by Education Chair Martie Van Berlo. The Board would like to figure out how to spread the responsibilities out among others rather than rely on one person to perform all of them. Van Berlo will step down from this position within the next year. Those tasks currently performed by Van Berlo include preparation of the Annual Proposed Education Agenda, Membership renewal forms, MADCAD renewal forms and coordination with MADCAD reps, monthly webinar set up and coordination, monitoring the NMCOA email account, managing the membership database, managing the NMCOA website. Van Berlo is willing to continue the website maintenance and webinar set up but needs to start the process of handing things down to others. It was discussed that NMCOA may need to find additional members to step up and spread these responsibilities out among multiple people. If you have an interest is working with the Board to aid in the transition of these responsibilities, please contact the Board at email@example.com.
As discussed at last month’s presentation, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . NMCOA will be happy to get your jurisdiction enrolled into the subscription program.
The Board looks forward to your participation in the virtual webinars, with an eventual return to in person meetings. Feel free to contact the NMCOA Board of Directors with any questions, comments or concerns.
Please add the NMCOA email address to your mailbox as future emails may be sent through this address. email@example.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.