Since becoming a member of the CALBO Board of Directors in 2009, I have had the opportunity to serve with exceptional Presidents, Board Members, Executive Director and his staff. They have guided CALBO with skillful hands and insightful wisdom through the most severe economic downturn in modern times. It is with great optimism that we are now turning our focus on the positive signs of the improved economy. It is also with great optimism that CALBO starts its 52nd year as California’s largest governmental building membership organization...
The CALBO Board, in coordination with Home Depot, Janitors for Jesus and the CALBO Foundation, took time away from the Winter Board Meeting to complete a rehab project in Orange, California. "Veteran Dan's" home in Orange was selected by local officials as in need of outside assistance to bring it up to applicable codes. Work included accessibility improvements, general clean-up, and exterior ground maintenance, requiring both skilled trades work as well as unskilled volunteer efforts. This "sweat equity in the local community" is what CALBO Board Member Jeff Janes, County of Fresno, described as being a reminder of all that we have to be thankful for at this time of year. The CALBO Board started a tradition of completing a service project in each Annual Business Meeting host city in 2006, seeking to leave the host city "a little better than we found it."
CALBO and ICC recently partnered to develop new Handbooks designed to give design professionals and code administrators an understanding of the latest structural and non structural updates to the California Building and Residential Codes. The Significant Changes to the California Residential Code, 2013 Edition and the Significant Changes to the California Building Code, 2013 Edition, provide a discussion of these changes accompanied by a photograph, real-world application example or an illustration to assist and enhance understanding. Both books are immediately available to assist local jurisdictions in code adoption and training at http://shop.iccsafe.org/
CALBO Membership gets you access to:
|•||Advocacy for building officials and jurisdictions with a local focus|
|•||Access to Code Development, Legislative analysis and Downloadable Checklists and Special Reports|
|•||Discounts and access to Educational and Networking Events|
|•||Active discussion forum with many other building officials sharing their experiences|
|•||And much more!|