Call for Inspector Magazine Submissions
Attention ACIA Members and Fans!
We are seeking material for our next edition of The Inspector Magazine which will come out in mid-February. If you have an article you would like to contribute, please send it to email@example.com no later than January 15, 2016 (PDF format preferred). Photos are welcome (clear captions please). Some materials may be posted on the ACIA website depending on space availability and general interest factors. Please make sure we have your name, mailing address, e-mail and telephone number for proper credit to be given. Articles by members will receive priority in cases where space is an issue.
If you have any questions regarding acceptability, please contact Dale LaCasella at 626-797-2242or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Comment Period for Irrigation Water Efficiency Regulations
A 15-day public comment period is now open for code changes related to new water efficiency requirements for public school and community college irrigated landscape areas.
The proposed language can be viewed at:
- Amendments to the California Green Building Standards Code (Title 24, Part 11):
- Amendments to the Administrative Code (Title 24, Part 1):
Additional information regarding this certifying rulemaking is available at
http://www.bsc.ca.gov/Rulemaking/regrule.aspx, under the “Certifying Rulemaking for Approved Emergency Building Standards” tab.
Any interested person may submit written comments relevant to the regulations. Comments must be submitted to the Division of the State Architect (DSA) or the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) no later than December 8, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.
ACIA 56th ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM SPONSORS
“iT’S ALL ABOUT WATER & CONSTRUCTION”
As most of you are aware, the 56th Annual ACIA Symposium was held on November 6 & 7, at the Historic Delta King Hotel in Old Town Sacramento.
This unique venue provided the backdrop for our All About Water seminars and programs. Information on various classes will be posted here on the website for the next few weeks, along with photos of the event.
We wish to acknowledge and thank our sponsors, who did so much to help this event succeed:
Crystal Sponsor ($250.00): L.A. Basin Chapter ACIA
Crystal Sponsor ($250.00): Sacramento-Sierra Chapter ACIA
Sapphire Sponsor ($300.00): MHL Enterprises /Dennis Dooley RCI,
Sapphire Sponsor ($300.00): Don Kelnhofer, RCI
Bronze Sponsor ($500.00): Consulting & Inspection Services, Kent Schafer, RCI and Gerald Schafer, RCI
Silver Sponsor ($1,000.00): Rick Mcmanis, RCI and Melvin Weidner, RCI,
Silver Sponsor ($1,800.00): Consolidated Construction Management
Sincere thanks for your contributions and your participation in this event.
INSTALLATION OF 2016 ACIA OFFICERS
MR. PAUL MENARD presided over the installation of our 2016 officers at the 56th Annual Symposium Luncheon on November 7, 2015. PAUL MENARD is a Senior Facilities Planner with the California Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), Office of Court Construction and Management (OCCM). The Judicial Branch of California State Government, is currently undertaking a $6.5 billion Courthouse Facilities Program with lease-revenue bond funding. The program comprises 50 projects ranging in cost from $6 million to $634 million in 43 of California’s 58 counties. All new capital projects will achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating of Silver. Mr. Menard was President of Paul Menard Associates (PMA), a full service design/build firm. He has been an active and influential member of the architectural and design/build communities since 1979 and holds licenses both as a registered architect and general building contractor. Projects completed by PMA include commercial buildings, office, retail, veterinary, and restaurant tenant improvements, private residences, and multi-family housing. Mr. Menard is an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a member of the American Institute of Architects, past president of the AIA Central Valley Chapter, and a member of the project review committee of the Smart Growth Leadership Council (a joint program of the Environmental Council of Sacramento and AIA Central Valley Chapter).
The following individuals were installed as 2016 officers for the ACIA:
AUSTEN PELL, RCI
1ST VICE PRESIDENT
RICK MCMANIS, RCI
DENNIS DOOLEY, RCI, CFACIA
THOMAS DURBROW, RCI
DIRECTOR REGION 1
JEFFREY INFERRERA, RCI
INDUCTION OF THE FIRST CLASS OF THE COLLEGE OF FELLOWS OF THE ACIA:
As you are most likely aware, the ACIA has instituted a COLLEGE OF FELLOWS this year to pay special tribute to those particular members who have contributed significantly to the promotion of ACIA and the construction inspection community and who possess extraordinary skills, knowledge, and abilities, exhibited as professionals working as innovators and teachers, mentoring others in the construction inspection community and based upon standards promulgated by the CFACIA Board.
The first class of ACIA Fellows was inducted at the 2015 Symposium. In the spirit of the honor, several past members who are no longer here with us were included. These posthumous awards were intended to show our deep appreciation and respect for these gentlemen who helped in large part to make the ACIA and RCI what they are today.
CHARLEY CARNES: Charley was a founding member in the Central California /San Joaquin area. He was on the National Board, was National President and remained a longtime advocate for the ACIA all his life. At the luncheon to accept the award on Charley’s behalf was his daughter Denise Hampton, RCI.
DON ROGERS: Don was the President of the East Bay Chapter from its inception until his death, over 20 years of dedication and service to the ACIA. Don was a major influence in the establishment and maintenance the ACIA in the Bay area.
ROBERT COX: Bob Cox and Ed Gray were both at the first meeting of the ACIA. When the Consumer Advocates began licensing inspectors in the mid-1950’s Bob took the fist test and was Building Inspector #4 in the State of California. He was a moving force in the Sacramento-Sierra Chapter.
NORM JOHNSON: Norm Johnson was President of the ACIA in the early ‘90s and was the head of the ACIA Political Action Committee (which was permitted at the time) He was influential with both DSA and OSHPD and contributed to the early development of the Association and the Sacramento-Sierra chapter.
HARRY MOORE: Harry was an IOR who was involved with both schools and hospitals in the Northern California region. He was a strong supporter of The Inspector Magazine and wrote many articles about inspection, including a book on Schoolhouse Inspection which is still relevant today. He was dedicated to helping and educating new inspectors to be the best they could be. Harry left his publishing rights to the ACIA on his passing.
And, last but not least:
EDWARD GRAY: Ed came up with the idea that there needed to be a group that would promote education and networking among inspectors to enhance the profession and the industry. He was the creator of the ACIA and it’s first President.
The 2015 Class of the College of Fellows of the American Construction Inspectors Association:
GEORGE A. NARANCIC JR
Congratulations to all of these deserving individuals.
Information on future nominations for the College of Fellows will be provided soon on this website and in The Inspector Magazine.
ACIA ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCHEON PRESENTATIONS
Each year the ACIA presents Awards to members of the Organization who have performed above and beyond the call of duty to improve and promote the ACIA and the construction inspection industry. This year our Awards go to the following persons:
The ED GRAY Award, named for the founding member of the ACIA, is presented to honor a member who has given exceptional time and effort in promoting and developing the ACIA and RCI programs. This year, the ED GRAY AWARD goes to TOM DURBROW for his work on the RCI Division II Building review class and examination .
The INSPECTOR OF THE YEAR Award, goes to a Registered Member of the ACIA who has routinely gone above and beyond in his/her support of the goals and programs of the ACIA and the RCI. This year’s Honoree, MELVIN WEIDNER has been a member of the Sacramento-Sierra Chapter of the ACIA since 2001 and a Div II Building RCI since 2008. He has always been a staunch supporter of the ACIA and has made extra-ordinary efforts on our behalf on many occasions. This past year, Mel has been our President – our leader – our Commander –in – Chief, and through his efforts the ACIA has begun to prosper in ways that it has not for several years. We all know that Mel could sell ice cubes to Eskimos in an Arctic blizzard in January. During his presidency he has relentlessly employed those skills in selling the ACIA to many local jurisdictions, construction management firms and government agencies to help us to grow. This Award is presented in recognition of this exemplary service.
The ROBERT J. LYNCH ADA Award was created last year to honor Robert J. Lynch FAIA, a past ACIA and RCI member, who ceaselessly worked to better the lives of people with disabilities and to make the world an easier place to access. This year the ROBERT J. LYNCH AWARD goes to JAMES VITALE for his uncompromising dedication to the right of access for all.
The INDUSTRY OF THE YEAR Award is awarded to an Industry or Agency which has been exceptionally supportive of the ACIA and RCI programs during the year. This year, the INDUSTRY OF THE YEAR Award goes to the MASONRY INSTITUTE of AMERICA, and to accept the Award, the Executive Director, JOHN CHRYSLER.
PRESIDENTS AWARDS are given to those person who have, in the estimation of the ACIA President, gone above and beyond in their dedication to the ACIA and RCI. Each of the following people have met and exceeded this criteria in their efforts to support, promote and advance the goals of the ACIA and RCI.
RICK MC MANIS
Winter 2016 Construction Management Courses from UC Davis Extension
Construction Law and Contracts
- Jan. 27 – March 30: Wed., 5:40-9 p.m.
- Sacramento: Galleria, 2901 K St.
- $845. Enroll in section 153CNM203.
- Special discounts: ASPE, Early Enrollment Discount, Info Session Fall Discount, SRBX
Estimating and Bidding
- Jan. 11, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 22 – March 28, Mon., 6-9 p.m.
- Sacramento: Galleria, 2901 K St.
- $815. Enroll in section 153CNM204.
- Special discounts: ASPE, BIA, Early Enrollment Discount, Group Discount, Info Session Fall Discount, SRBX.
To enroll or for more information and a full list of what we offer, visit UC Davis Extension at www.extension.ucdavis.edu/business or call (800) 752-0881.
THE 56th ANNUAL ACIA SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS LUNCHEON
THE HISTORIC DELTA KING HOTEL OLD TOWN SACRAMENTO
NOVEMBER 6 & 7, 2015.
There are still some available seats for the Symposium seminars on Friday and Saturday. You may sign up at the door. A schedule of classes is provided below. Please note that DISINFECTING PIPELINES by Karen Rutledge of ALL CAL DISINFECTANT has been cancelled. There will be a presentation by C.A.S.H. entitled Overview of CASH’s Californians for Quality Schools (CQS) Initiative instead at 8:00 am in the Yosemite Room.
DALE E. LACASELLA
ACIA San Diego Chapter Meeting
TOPIC: There will be no presentation this month, National Conference is being held in Sacramento. You are invited to join us in December for a meeting of the San Diego Chapter of the American Construction Inspectors Association. Invitations will follow.
Please note that Chapter elections will be held in December for new officers to take their seats in January 2016. Info forthcoming.
Everybody have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.
San Diego Chapter Secretary