Topics: Fire-Retardant Treated Wood and the 2015 IBC and the 2016 CA Code
Speaker: Rich Geary
Hoover is an ICC Preferred Provider so attendees can receive CEU’s.
The ACIA’s 58th Symposium
Date:October 27 and 28, 2017
Location: Mitchell Park Center: 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
*If you purchase more than one class, you will receive a discount of $10 off per additional class*
Speakers and classes:
Class 1: Friday 9am – 12pm: PlanGrid
PlanGrid is construction software designed for the field. The platform provides real-time updates and seamless file synchronization over Wi-Fi and cellular networks. PlanGrid replaces paper blueprints, brings the benefits of version control to field workers, and is a collaborative platform for sharing construction information like field markups, progress photos and issues tracking.
Class 1: Friday 2pm – 5pm: Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers Geologists
Slope Failures and Landslides
Are you interested in what causes a slope to fail, a landslide to occur or a sinkhole to open? Holdrege & Kull will present general information on how failures occur, show photos of recent failures and discuss how failures can be remediated. Presenters include Chuck Kull, Jake Hudson, and Don Olsen.
Don Olsen, PE, PG, CEG, CHG, is a principal of Holdrege & Kull and General Manager of the Chico and Yuba City offices. He has been in the industry for 40 years, the last 19 of which have been with H&K. His experience includes geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, engineering geology, hydrogeology, and construction management. He is a Subject Matter Expert with the California Board for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors and assists with preparation and grading of exam questions
Chuck Kull, PE, GE, PG, CEG, has designed and overseen construction projects throughout California and Nevada since 1984. His professional background includes mine reclamation plans; shoring design with tie-back and soldier beam and wood lagging; structural design and rock bolting for large penstock thrust blocks, bridge abutments, and towers; and extensive grading projects in difficult soil. Chuck has designed and overseen the construction of large and small earth dams and concrete spillways in Northern California. Analyses have included seepage calculations, slope stability, and borrow material selection. Several of the dams are under the jurisdiction of the Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD). He excels at developing alternative design approaches to mitigate challenging site conditions. He is currently involved with test development, grading, and enforcement of the California Certified Engineering Geologist certification. He also serves as an expert witness on California Department of Transportation construction disputes. Chuck is a founding principal of Holdrege & Kull.
John K. “Jake” Hudson, PE, PG, CEG, CPESC, has been a principal of Holdrege & Kull and manager of the Truckee office for the last 16 years. Since the beginning of his career in 1989, Mr. Hudson has been involved with over 1,000 geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, erosion control, and materials testing projects. The majority of his career has been spent working in the Reno and Lake Tahoe regions of Nevada and California. In addition, he has performed geologic and geologic hazards investigations for projects in California, Nevada, and Idaho. He has extensive experience providing construction consultation for residential subdivisions and commercial and municipal projects. Jake has also worked on forensic investigations for residential and commercial developments
Class 2: Friday 9am – 12pm: Large Project Inspection
Speakers: Mel Weidner and Rick McManis
Class 2: Friday 2pm – 5pm: Drone Inspection
Along with being a Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD), George VanDusen is a general engineering contractor (A-classification), general building contractor (B-classification), and C-36 plumbing contractor. He is also a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD). George VanDusen is an affiliate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Class 1: Saturday 9am – 12pm: SMART Safety Group
Focus 6: Falls, Electrocutions, Struck Bys, Caught Ins, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), and Heat Illness Prevention
Bob Pierce, is a site safety and health officer with SMART Saftey Group. He has been working in the project safety field for over 15 years. He has been the site safety and health officer for many large government projects with the United States Navy and Army.
Class 2: Saturday 9am – 12pm: Woodwork Institute
Speaker: Mitchelle Taylor
Come Join the LA Basin chapter for its monthly meeting on October 18, 2017
Speaker: Mr. John Chrysler, Executive Director of MIA
Organization: MIA (Masonry Institute of America)
Topic: Masonry Industry
Location: Mimi’s Café in Downey
Please join the LA Basin Chapter of ACIA for it’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 , 6:30 pm
Speakers: Brent Johnson; President of FireWise Consultants
Topic: FireWise Training
A brief agenda for the meeting may be as follows:
-Overview of 2013 and 2016 CBC changes concerning Firestop.
-Understanding of Chapter 1705.16 and when Firestop Special Inspections may now be required.
-Brief overview of the standards to be followed when performing Firestop Special Inspections: ASTM E 2174 and E 2393.
-Training programs and Certifications available to help become better educated and/or qualified to perform these Firestop Special Inspections.
Thank you for your support and dedication to ACIA,
ACIA San Diego Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:00 to 6:30 PM
Hope everyone got through their crazy busy summer with the least hang-ups possible.
This month, long-time San Diego member, former chapter president, and former National ACIA president Gerald Schafer will be presenting.
As you know, ASCE-7, chapter 13, forms the basis (the model code) for the CBC Chapter 16, with modifications, as it regards hangers and supports of non-structural building elements.
Gerald will facilitate a discussion on the similarities and differences of the 2016 CBC and ASCE 7-10, and the modifications made to both as related to hangers and supports. Maximum lengths of unbraced hangers, restrictions on applications using threaded rod, and other esoterica important to a building inspector’s daily life will likely be covered.
Cost: As always, the seminar is worth fractional CEUs for ICC, AIA, and RCI re-certification – and only $20.00, which includes a full dinner.
Arrive early and socialize with others in your field beginning at 4:00 PM at the no-host bar.
Location: In the conference room at Añejo Restaurant, 329 West Felicita Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025 (in the Vons shopping center).
For further information please contact:
George Lentulo, president
San Diego Chapter ACIA
I would like all members and non-members to be aware of a potential scam.
We are pursuing legal action.
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Phishing is when a scammer uses fraudulent emails or texts, or copycat websites to get you to share valuable personal information – such as account numbers, Social Security numbers, or your login IDs and passwords. Scammers use your information to steal your money or your identity or both.
Report phishing emails and texts.
- Forward phishing emails to firstname.lastname@example.org – and to the organization impersonated in the email. Your report is most effective when you include the full email header, but most email programs hide this information. To ensure the header is included, search the name of your email service with “full email header” into your favorite search engine.
- File a report with the Federal Trade Commission at FTC.gov/complaint.
- Visit Identitytheft.gov. Victims of phishing could become victims of identity theft; there are steps you can take to minimize your risk.
- You can also report phishing email to email@example.com. The Anti-Phishing Working Group – which includes ISPs, security vendors, financial institutions and law enforcement agencies – uses these reports to fight phishing.
September 12, 2017
The Department of General Services (DGS) has been alerted to activity aimed at defrauding state of California agencies and the vendor and bidder community. These activities include but are not limited to:
- Issuance of fraudulent purchase orders (PO) being sent from what appears to be a legitimate DGS employee and email address.
- Issuance of a spoof email requesting vendors validate contact details to ensure they do not miss bidding opportunities.
- Emails containing a hyperlink to an unknown destination to update vendor contact information.
In light of these activities, DGS Procurement Division encourages all vendors and bidders to be diligent and exercise best practices to ensure your cyber security. If you believe you may have received a fraudulent PO, please utilize the resource below to help protect yourself from falling victim to these scams.
- Confirming that the PO is legitimate by directly contacting the issuing department and the buyer whose name is listed on the PO. A directory for most of the state of California employees is located on the California Online Directory at https://cold.govops.ca.gov/
- Departments are required to immediately report all purchases on California’s State Contract & Procurement Registration System (SCPRS). The public can search for public purchasing data by going to the Cal eProcure website, under the “Get Public Information” heading and clicking on “View Past Purchases” yellow button https://caleprocure.ca.gov/
- Treat links in emails as attachments: only click on them when you are expecting to see one. Verify web addresses by using your favorite search engine, or navigate directly to a site that you have been asked to log into, and finally, type the address in longhand, ensuring that you are being sent to a legitimate site.
DGS remains committed to informing you and providing resources in order to address this issue.
We will discuss ideas to increase attendance and ideas to attract new members.
Upcoming Design Build Projects
Dear SB/DVBE supplier,
On July 26, 2017, the firms on the attached flier received Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Air Resources Board’s Southern California Consolidation Project #140769. The current due date for these firms to submit a proposal is Oct. 19, 2017.
Small Businesses and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises seeking subcontracting opportunities on this project are encouraged to contact the firms on the attachment.
In addition, the Department of General Services (DGS) will be presenting at an outreach event in Riverside for those interested in becoming subcontractors on this project. The types of trades and SB/DVBE certifications needed will be discussed at this event, which will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
Project #140769 Outreach Event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at:
Bourns Technology Center
1190 Columbia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507
Seating is limited, so arrive early.