Daily Agenda

 

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Monday. August 5, 2019

7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Registration Open

8:00–5:00 p.m.
Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors (Day 1 • must register to attend)
This course is provided by PHCC-TX for Plumbing Inspectors to obtain their Medical Gas Piping endorsement in order to inspect medical gas piping installations. This is a four-day course (Monday through Thursday) with the examination administered by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners on Friday.  This course is limited to forty-five students.

Enrolling for this course will fulfill the requirements of The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners Rules Sect 363.11(b).  Specifically, “Before a Plumbing Inspector may qualify to take the Medical Gas Piping Installation endorsement examination, the applicant must complete a training program approved by the Board which pertains to subject matter applicable to the installation of medical gas piping systems” per the (NFPA) 99 Health Care Facilities Code.

Course fee includes a copy of the NFPA 99 current edition (2018) to keep (a $75 value).

Instructors: Michelle Killebrew
and Kevin Robinson, Chief Building Official, Town of Little Elm

Tuesday. August 6, 2019

7:30–4:00 p.m.
Registration Open

8:00–5:00 p.m.
Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors (Day 2)

1:00–4:30 p.m.
BOAT Board of Directors Meeting (Private)

5:45 p.m.–6:10 p.m.
Board Shuttle Bus for Texas Shoot-Out


6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Texas Shoot-Out
Dinner and bowling complimentary for all conference attendees and their family.  Laser tag and arcade games are also available.

Main Event, 1911 N. Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, 210-305-5999

8:00 p.m./9:00 p.m.
Bus Back to La Cantera

 

Wednesday. August 7, 2019

7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Registration Open

7:30–8:35 a.m.
Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors
Opening Remarks and Welcome


Mike Olson, CFM, BOAT President

8:45 a.m.
Nominating Committee Meeting

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

8:45–10:00 a.m.

Major Changes of the 2018 IBC
This fast paced course will guide participants through some of the major changes that have occurred in the 2018 International Building Code (IBC). The class will be of interest to designers, general and sub-contractors, building inspectors, plans examiners, architects or engineers, and anyone working in the building environment with many of the significant changes in the 2018 IBC. Upon completion, you will be able to identify and explain the major differences, as well as understand and apply the intent of those changes.

Speaker: Russell Thornburg, Thornburg Code Services

Specifying Foundation Flood Vents for Building Sustainability, Durability and Performance
This course provides insight into the importance of proper foundation flood vents and compliance with Building Codes and FEMA Regulations as well as how they can effectively prevent major damage to buildings due to flooding. The course will review applicable codes pertaining to foundation flood venting, including a complete review of FEMA’s Technical Bulletin 1. After the course, participants will have a thorough understanding of the difference between non-engineered openings and engineered openings and the important role they play in designing a sustainable structure.

Speaker: J. Paul Abrams, Director of Field Operations for Floodproofing.com, National Sales Manager, Smart Vent Products, Inc.

Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors (Day 3)

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

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

10:30–11:50 a.m

Major Changes of the 2018 IBC (Continued)

Impact of 2016 Preserved Treated Wood Changes on Building Codes, Industry Standards and Evaluation Reports
This course takes a detailed look at the major changes that occurred (mid-2016) within the American Wood Preservation Association (AWPA), which is a reference standard to both the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC).  The impact the changes have with respect to building codes and construction will also be discussed. The ability to enforce the changes are also addressed.

Speaker: Robert Wangel, Asst. to Vice President, Law and Compliance, Koppers Performance Chemicals

Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors (Day 3-Continued)

Noon–1:00 p.m.
Chow Time

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

1:15–2:30 p.m.

Major Changes between 2012 to 2018 IRC
This fast pace course will guide participants through some of the major changes that have occurred from the 2012 to the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC). This class will be of interest to designers, general and sub-contractors, building inspectors, plans examiners, architects or engineers, and anyone working in the one-and two-family dwelling environment with many of the significant changes in the 2018 IRC. Upon completion, you will be able to identify and explain the major differences, as well as understand and apply the intent of those changes.

Speaker: Russell Thornburg, Thornburg Code Services

Fire Stop Products – What is Old and What is New
Modern fires are a game changer when it comes to maintaining the fire resistance ratings of fire rated assemblies. Research has shown that flashover times today are less than five minutes due to the impact of changing fuel loads in home furnishings, airtight building envelopes, and lightweight building materials.  It is more important today than in years past to have a clear understanding of fire stopping products and systems classifications as it relates to testing requirements in the IBC.

All of our old best practices and assumptions must be challenged.  Best practices need to require the proper documentation that certifies that the proper test has been preformed.   As an added element of the fire rated assembly, installation instructions illustrating that the firestopping  product or system has been tested must be included.

Speaker: John Feges, CEO, Fire Rated Product Specialties

Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors (Day 3-Continued)

2:30–3:00 p.m.
Networking Break with Sponsors

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

3:00–4:15 p.m.

Major Changes between 2012 to 2018 IRC (Continued)

Benefits of CSST Gas Piping Systems
Corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) gas piping systems were introduced 30 years ago with the objective of improving the utilization, safety, and cost-effectiveness of residential gas service.  CSST is a corrosion resistant, highly resilient product that easily conforms to different building structures, simplifies installation methods, and resists the effects of long-term environmental degradation.  Texas state, regional, and local codes have addressed CSST usage in a wide variety of ways.  This presentation is intended to inform BOAT officials about CSST model and local codes variations, product standards and manufacturer’s instruction regarding safe installation and operating practices including electrical protection, as well as address the aging infrastructure issue affecting older steel piping systems.

Speaker: Robert Torbin, PE, Director of Codes and Standards, OmegaFlex, Inc.

Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors (Day 3-Continued)

4:15–6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

6:00 p.m.
Free evening

 

Thursday. August 8, 2019

7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Registration Open

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

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

8:45–10:00 a.m

Post Disaster Damage Assessment Training
This class is intended to teach building professionals (architects, engineers, building officials, building inspectors, etc.) to perform rapid safety evaluations of damaged structures following a disaster. A basic knowledge of the National Incident Management System and construction and structural load paths will be needed. This session will focus on the required equipment, forms, procedures, and personal safety needed to determine if buildings should be occupied based on the extent of damage. This is a must for local building officials as Texas has seen more disasters in the last several years than any other State. Real experiences will be shared from many Texas disasters and how damage assessment was performed.

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

Understanding Active and Passive Floodproofing Options for Non-Residential Buildings in a Special Flood Hazard Area
Floodproofing measures are required for all buildings located in a FEMA floodplain. This course identifies the effects of hydrostatic pressure on building sustainability and explains dry and wet floodproofing techniques utilized to mitigate against flood damage. A review of the liability associated with each floodproofing option is provided. Relevant FEMA regulations, ICC building codes, and ASCE 24 are reviewed. The course provides an in-depth analysis of active and passive floodproofing options and the effect each of these options have on a design. Case studies will demonstrate how to effectively incorporate floodproofing techniques in projects.

Speaker: J. Paul Abrams, Director of Field Operations for Floodproofing.com, National Sales Manager, Smart Vent Products, Inc.

Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors (Day 4)

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

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

10:30–11:50 a.m.

Post Disaster Damage Assessment Training (continued)

Safe Use on Modified Shipping Containers
Is this container safe to use in a building? Multiple state agencies are drafting new rules on the use of containers as stand-alone structures and components in larger buildings. Likewise, the International Code Council (ICC) is considering adding new language to the building codes to address modified containers. Get the latest updates on policies, regulations, and efforts surrounding the safe use of modified ISO shipping containers.

Speaker: Stephen Shang, CEO, Falcon Structures

Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors (Day 4-continued)

Speaker: Name, Title

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

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

1:45–3:00 p.m.

Post Disaster Damage Assessment Training (continued)

Building Official 101 & Legislative Issues

This session will concentrate on selected items from the building administration book by a panel of building officials discussing their insights on the business of managing their departments, being an effective manager, supervision, training, and department staffing.  This session will be comprised of questions from the audience, presentation materials, and lively discussion as we focus on issues, solutions, and opportunities.  This session will also include legislative updates and pending laws that will impact and challenge us all.

Panelists: Teresa Adrian, CCEA, Director – Code Enforcement, City of Irving; Brett King, CBO, Building Official, City of Carrollton; Selso Mata, AIA, CBO, Director of Building Inspections, City of Plano; and Jeffrey Widmer, CBO, Building Official, City of Rockwall

Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors (Day 4-continued)

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

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

3:30–4:45 p.m.

Post Disaster Damage Assessment Training (continued)

Building Official 101 & Legislative Issues (continued)

Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors (Day 4-continued)

6:30–8:00 p.m.
BOAT Awards Dinner 

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

 

Friday. August 9, 2019

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

The final session updating all members on legislative changes in regards to Building Permits, facade coverings, and the Plumbing Board.

8:30 a.m.
Jackson Plumlee Annual Golf Outing

8:00 a.m.–12:00 Noon
Medical Gas Endorsement for Inspectors-TSBPE Exam

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