NMCOA UPDATES

The next  meeting of NMCOA  will be held February 16, 2024.

We will be starting our meeting at 9:00 a.m. as usual at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Gaylord

Programs will be presented will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with no break for lunch, and include:

 Time – 9am-1pm
Title – History, Use and Testing of Cellulose Insulation – Program # CP-22-00001
Credit –  1hr. plan review, 1hr. Spec.     Classification –  BI, BO, PR only
Presenter – Robert Devries
 
Title – Spray Polyurethane and the 2015 MRC – Program # CP-21-00001
Credit – 1hr. Spec, 1hr. Tech.     Classification – BI, BO, PR only
Presenter –   Robert Devries

 

Reminders: Membership renewal is approaching quickly, All membership applications with the associated fee of $100.00 are due March 31, 2024.

Applications and fees may be submitted during the scheduled class or mailed to the addressee listed on the application form.

Membership applications can be downloaded by clicking on the Membership Tab on the website, www.nmcoa.org

 
Note:  If class is canceled due to unknown reasons. Notice will be sent as soon as notified of the cancellation.
Please check with a neighboring friend to see if they received this notification for class as numerous sent emails are being returned as blocked.

 

 

2024 Membership Application and 
2024 Meeting Dates & Limited Program Information

can be found under the “Membership” tab in the menu 

      

 2023 Sign In Sheets through December

can be found under the “Certificate of Attendance” Tab in the menu

 

 

Reminders: License Registration Renewals –
Proof of Class Credits are now required to be submitted during the license renewal process.
Members can find his or hers Certificate of Completions by visiting the NMCOA website
to print a copy of the sign in sheet related to previously attended classes.

 

 

Please note the new mailing address on the membership application. With the change in the treasurer position,

all documents are being steered toward the treasurer.

 

 

 

Feel free to reach out to the Board with any questions, comments and concerns.

 

2022 Presentations

At the December 2022 meeting, the NMCOA Board of Directors presented a certificate of appreciation to Martie Van Berlo,
in recognition of his 22 years of service and involvement with the NMCOA Board.
Van Berlo was elected tot he NMCOA Board of Directors in December 2000.
He served 2 years in each of the Board positions, and then added the responsibility of Education Chairman in 2007,
serving in that position until December 2022.
Van Berlo’s contributions to NMCOA include the current NMCOA logo, refreshing NMCOA documents and applications,
seeking out new and informative continuing education programs,
maintaining the organization’s records, managing the organization’s membership records annually,
organizing and maintaining the MADCAD online reference subscription, and more.
In response to the presentation Van Berlo briefly noted the past members who were responsible for the organization of NMCOA in 1975,
and indicated that his involvement in Board service was extremely rewarding, educational, and fun.
Van Berlo challenged the group, especially those younger inspectors to get involved.
The organization does not operate without dedicated individuals serving on the Board of Directors.
Van Berlo will continue to be available to the Board for consultation, and will continue to serve as the group’s website manager.
 
 
Outgoing Past President Randy Robinson was also presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his 12 years of service as a NMCOA Board member.
Congratulations to both for their years of service and dedication to the organization.
 

               

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 2022 NMCOA Building Safety Month Proclamation will be posted below. In addition, a generic 2022 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.

2023 NMCOA BSM Proclamation

2022 NMCOA BSM Proclamation

 

Clicking the title below opens a document that details the continuing education requirements
for inspectors and Plan Reviewers,
as adopted by the State of Michigan and effective May 3, 2023.

“2016 PA407 Rule 264 Explanation”

2023 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.

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

“The Adventures of Tommy ~2~ Toes Contracting and the Inspectors”

For light reading that details common code violations in a humorous way,

while addressing those code violations in a fact based way, click the link above. Happy Reading

Please add the NMCOA

email address to

your mailbox as future emails

may be sent

through this address. 

nmcoa75@gmail.com

Details on the 2023 MADCAD Subscription 

Click this Link for the 2023 MADCAD Application –

MADCAD 2023 Subscription Form 

Additional details on this year’s MADCAD program can be found on the form. Contact NMCOA by email for more information.

MADCAD Online Referenced Standards: MADCAD rates for 2023 were discussed and approved by the NMCOA Board. The 2023 rate for the yearly subscription will be $450.00, with the benefit an additional 3 months (15 months total) for the year. NMCOA has worked with  MADCAD to add 3 months to the current subscription, making our new renewal date June rather than March. This will allow NMCOA to have separation between the membership renewals and the MADCAD subscriptions. Further information will be updated here as available. NMCOA MADCAD Renewal and Subscription forms will be sent out soon to the membership. If you receive a notice for MADCAD subscriptions from NMCOA but are not the party responsible for making that renewal, please pass the information to your jurisdiction’s party responsible for renewal or initial subscription to this valuable resource. Contact us at nmcoa75@gmail.com for information.

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.