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.
 
 

 

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

 

NMCOA is now on the summer break, with no presentations planned for the months of June through August. It is our hope to be able to return to in person meetings in the Fall. Once we have confirmed availability of Jay’s Headwaters Meeting Room in Gaylord, NMCOA members will be notified. When in person meetings are able to occur again, the Board will likely discontinue the use of virtual webinars with a possible exception during the winter months of January and February. Stay tuned for more details.

 

If the webinar format continues please not the following. 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 and May Board meetings, 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 nmcoa75@gmail.com.

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