Tuesday August 11, 2020

1:00-4:00 p.m.
BOAT Board Meeting (Private)

Wednesday August 12, 2020

8:00–5:00 p.m.
Registration Open

8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Welcome and Breakfast

Jeffrey Widmer, CBO, BOAT President

8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Sponsor Move-In

9:00–10:15 a.m.
Building Official 101
The Building Official 101 series is intended to reinforce some of the basic requirements for building officials and how to operate a Building Inspection Department.  This session will use the Building Department Administration book published by the International Code Council (ICC).  This year’s session will be specifically over Chapter 1, The Purpose of Controls and Chapter 16 Legal Aspects of Code Enforcement and Administration.

Speakers:  Virgil Gonzalez, Planning Director/Operations Manager, City of Hildago and Brett King, CBO, Building Official, City of Carrollton

Nominations Committee

10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Networking Break 

10:45–11:45 a.m.
Building Official 101 (Continued)

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Chow Time

12:45–2:15 p.m.
Post Disaster Safety Assessment Coordinator Training
This training is designed for those persons responsible for coordinating post-disaster safety evaluations (damage assessment).  This session will provide information on setting up and deploying assessment teams, interaction with EOC, data collection, determination of staffing needs, as well as recovery.  This is a must for any building official that would be responsible for post-disaster damage assessment and would be valuable for any professional that would like to assist in coordination following a disaster.

Speaker:  Jim Olk, CBO, Building Official, City of Garland

2:15–2:45 p.m.
Networking Break with Sponsors

2:45–4:15 p.m.
Post Disaster Safety Assessment Coordinator Training (Continued)

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Texas Shoot-Out
We’ll walk from the hotel to the park for a BBQ dinner and some social time.

Thursday August 13, 2020

7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Registration Open

7:30–8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast with Sponsors

8:45-10:00 a.m.
Residential Energy Code Rule of Thumb
A look at mechanical code requirements to include the use of manuals J, S, and D. We’ll also touch on flex duct manufacturers specific installation instructions, and how all these items and more must come together for an efficient & effective HVAC system. The focus will be on residential code compliant HVAC installation, HVAC best practices, flex duct installation, and other code and comfort considerations.

Speaker: Jason Vandever, Energy Code Program Manager, SPEER

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Networking Break with Sponsors

10:30–11:45 a.m.
Component Installation and Inspection
This class will cover correct installation of truss and EWP products and focus on improper installation and product defects. Acceptable repair solutions for damaged components and EWP products will also be discussed along with tolerances for installation.

Speaker: John Hansen, General Manager, Builders First Source and Paul G. Johnson, P.E., Director of Technical Services, UFP San Antonio LLC

Noon–1:30 p.m.
Chow Time and Annual Business Meeting


1:45–3:00 p.m

Best Practices in Electronic Plan Review & Citizen Self Service
Whether you are looking to switch from using paper plans to digital plans, or if you want to gain efficiencies in your existing electronic review process, learn how you can leverage best practices to reach your goals. In this class we’ll dive into best practices surrounding internal training and implementation, file standards, how to engage with your customer-base, and much more!

Speaker: Name: Andrea Williamson, MBA, Product Manager, Tyler Technologies and Jeremy Hall, Product Manager, Tyler Technologies

2018 Swimming Pool Code-Changes for Residential Pool Construction
A brief view of important aspects of the 2018 ISPSC Code as it applies to the code requirements, plan review and field inspections of residential pools. This presentation will discuss the important concerns for entrapment, safety and energy aspects of the ISPSC.

Speaker: Kevin Tucker, President, Educational Leverage, LLC

3:00–3:30 p.m.
Networking Break with Sponsors


3:30–4:45 p.m.

Floodplain Design, Construction, and Impacts on Flood Insurance
This course provides insight into the importance of proper foundation flood vents and
dry floodproofing techniques for buildings located in a flood zone. It will identify FEMA, NFIP,
ASCE, ICC, and Building Code regulations, codes, and standards as they relate to sustaining
foundations and overall business continuity in flood hazard areas.   We will analyze the role of building compliance in securing lowering flood insurance rates and what mitigation solutions are available.  After the course, participants will have a thorough understanding of floodproofing options and the important role they play in designing a sustainable structure.

Speaker: Terry Smithson, Flood Mitigation Specialist,

Best Practices for Residential Permits
The class will discuss various acceptable permit requirements from across the state and look at what the code language requires. With the help of industry experts familiar with permits, the roles of the individual party’s involved will be define along with an expectation of what each should provide. The end product shall be one standard for permits acceptable by all parties.

Speaker: Paul G Johnson, P.E., Director of Technical Services, UFP San Antonio LLC and Tim Lipasek, P.E., Vice President of Engineering, DPIS Builder Services

6:00–8:00 p.m.
BOAT Awards Dinner

8:00-10:30 p.m.
Bingo Night

Friday August 14, 2020

8:00-9:30 a.m.
Cracker Barrel and Continental Breakfast

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