A few years ago, the State of Michigan, through the Bureau of Construction Codes, informed local jurisdictions enforcing the codes that access to the many standards referenced int he codes needed to be readily available for reference. After much review and research, it was determined that to build such a library of referenced standards was not economically feasible for most communities. The NMCOA Board became aware of an online resource called MADCAD through which a number of the required standards could be available by subscription. MADCAD.com is a reasonably priced alternative to spending tens of thousands of dollars on a library of referenced standards that would require updates as the codes change, as well as space in which to store such a library. Last year NMCOA was able to put together a subscription to MADCAD.com and aid 48 jurisdictions in Michigan gain easy and inexpensive access to many of the required referenced standards.
An email is been sent to the participating jurisdictions from 2020 that participated in the NMCOA MADCAD subscription to inform those participants that it is time to renew for 2021. The notice emailed has been sent to those noted in our records as a contact person for your jurisdiction, or if you are noted as a code official for your jurisdiction. In 2020, NMCOA brought together 48 jurisdictions to create our MADCAD subscription. The number of participants in this program helps us keep the cost per jurisdiction to a minimum, while providing each jurisdiction with access to this vital and important set of required referenced standards. It is extremely important to have full participation by those in our subscription so that the cost quoted can be guaranteed.
Above you will find our 2021 MADCAD Participation Renewal Form. It is imperative that you complete the form, and return it and payment of the renewal amount to NMCOA as quickly as possible so that there is not a lapse in the service that MADCAD provides through the NMCOA subscription. For this reason it is necessary for us to request that the form and payment be received no later than March 6, 2021 and not have service interrupted. The form is self explanatory, is an interactive pdf that can be downloaded, filled out and then printed, and then mailed to NMCOA with payment. Please complete all requested information including the names and email addresses of all users in your jurisdiction. Space is provided on the form for up to 14 users per Jurisdiction. MADCAD does require that EACH participating jurisdiction have its own subscription through NMCOA. Incomplete forms will cause delays in our renewal with MADCAD.
The MADCAD subscription renewal rate for 2021 is $400.00. MADCAD access puts a full library of information in the hands of your code officials at a low cost. These standards can be accessed from any computer, tablet or smart phone as long as internet access is available. Once logged into the MADCAD site, this library of information becomes a valuable resource of information for your code official use in obtaining information to support the interpretations and decisions he or she may make on a daily basis.
If you have a neighboring jurisdiction that needs access to the referenced standards, feel free to pass this email and information on.
Feel free to contact Martin Van Berlo, NMCOA Education Chairman, with any questions or comments that you may have as well. The Education Chairman can be reached at 231-439-8988 or by email at email@example.com