Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center.
Sessions and times are subject to change.

Special thanks to our conference sponsor ~ Truss Manufactures Association of Texas

Tuesday August 3, 2021

1:00-4:00 p.m.

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

1:00-4:30 p.m.
Sponsor Move-In

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Texas Shoot-Out
Dinner, bowling, and fun right across the parking lot of the Embassy Suites.  Everyone and their guests are invited to attend this complimentary favorite at the annual conference.
Title sponsor ~ SAFEBuilt
Dinner sponsor ~ MyGovernmentOnline
Drink sponsor ~ e-PlanSoft

Wednesday August 4, 2021

8:00–5:00 p.m.
Registration Open

8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Complimentary Embassy Suites Breakfast

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
Sponsor ~ Tyler Technologies

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

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Chow Time
Sponsor ~ Marwin Company

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 and Jeffrey Widmer, CBO, Chief Building Official, City of Rockwall

2:15–2:45 p.m.
Networking Break with Sponsors
Sponsor ~ Central Square Technologies

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

4:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Sponsor ~ Huber Engineered Woods

5:30 p.m.
Free Evening

Thursday August 5, 2021

7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Registration Open

7:30–8:30 a.m.
Complimentary Embassy Suites Breakfast

8:30-10:15 a.m.
Legislative Update
A look at 2021 legislative bills.  What passed, what did not, and discussion on how to implement any requirements.

Speaker: Selso Mata, AIA, CBO, Director of Building Inspections, City of Plano

10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Networking Break with Sponsors
Sponsor ~ OpenGov, Inc.

10:45–11:45 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: Paul G. Johnson, P.E., Director of Technical Services, UFP San Antonio LLC and Travis McOsker, Director of Operations, Hart Components
Sponsor ~ Truss Manufactures Association of Texas, Noon–1:30 p.m.

11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Chow Time and Annual Business Meeting

Sponsor ~ Selectron Technologies


1:45–3:00 p.m.

Ensuring Business Continuity through Digital Transformation – Elements of a Successful Change Management Journey at the City of Mansfield, TX
The City of Mansfield’s journey from paper to an automated online process will be described by Wade. He will speak to about the City’s objectives with their online services in serving their constituents, their technology selection process, the procedural changes made internally, and changes in applicant engagement. Finally, Wade will discuss the impact these changes had on business operations and city revenues.

Speakers: Philip Comer, Director of Southwestern Region Sales, Avolve Software and Wade McLaurin, Director Building Services, City of Mansfield
Sponsor ~ Avolve Software Corporation

Residential Energy Code Rule of Thumb (updated: HVAC or/and 2021 IECC class)
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

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


3:30–4:45 p.m.

Using Code Evaluation Reports
This course is designed to assist code officials understand how to properly use code evaluation reports. It will outline how code evaluation reports are produced, and how code officials can use them during plan review and inspections. We will be using examples of reports for fire retardant treated wood.

Speaker: Joshua Roth, Manager Building Codes and Product Standards, Lonza
Sponsor ~ Lonza

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
Sponsor ~ Municode
Drink sponsor ~ HR Green

8:00-10:30 p.m.
Casino Night
Sponsor ~ Bureau Veritas

Friday August 6, 2021

8:00-9:30 a.m.
Cracker Barrel and Breakfast
Before we call this conference done, we’ll hash over what worked and what didn’t, and discuss issues and ideas that were generated at the conference to use in your jobs.

10:00 a.m.
Golf Outing
Indian Creek Golf Course (Lakes Course)
1650 W. Frankford Rd.
Carrollton TX
A boxed lunch will be provided
Title Sponsor ~ Simpson Strong-Tie

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