Category Archives: Educational Opportunities

Industrial General Permit Stormwater Compliance Training

Industrial General Permit Stormwater Compliance Training

August 23, 2017 

Have you filed you 2016-2017 Annual Reports
DUE JULY 15th!!!
Join us to learn how.

Thunder Mountain is hosting a trainingAugust 23rd, to help facility managers with the implementation of the Industrial General Stormwater Permit.

  • Review Industrial General Permit
  • 2016-2017 ANNUAL REPORTS DUE JULY 15th!!!
    Learn the process and how to stay in compliance.
  • Annual Comprehensive
  • Minimum BMPs requirements
            – Sampling requirements
            – No Exposure
            – Risk based Permit – Baseline, Risk 1, Risk 2

Seats are limited, please call to reserve a space as soon as possible. Flier below. 

Beth Smiley
Thunder Mountain Enterprises, Inc.
Professionals in Soil & Water Management
office 916.381.3400

Western Council class “Secrets to Getting Paid”

Whether Public or Private projects, many providers have issues getting paid. While you don’t want to destroy business relationships, you need to get paid for your work. Bring your questions, and join us to learn the secrets to getting paid from a knowledgeable and respected contract specialist and litigator.

Topics to be discussed include:

Complying with the various required claims processes- contract, Government Code, etc. – so you’re not bounced out at the gate

 Damages for delay – are they available? Can they be excluded by contract? When can they not? Are such exclusions enforceable?

 Proper notice to the Surety to keep it on the hook for payment

 How much claims backup is required, and at what stage? Do you need a scheduling consultant early on in the claim?

 Recent court decisions governing what you must do to prevail on a claim, plus what mistakes can kill your claim

 Finding the money when a party goes bankrupt

 Using insurance coverage to help you pay for your claims, OR attorney fees to defend them.

 Other unique tips and tricks for getting paid — that you won’t hear elsewhere

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AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) UPDATE CONFERENCES 2017

Save the Date!
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
UPDATE CONFERENCES 2017

Join us for the annual Pacific ADA Update Conferences in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The conferences will feature multiple learning tracks and subject matter experts to share recent ADA and state law developments and information.

When & Where
September 18 – 19, 2017 Los Angeles Renaissance Airport Hotel                       
September 21 – 22, 2017 InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco

Registration:  Formal invitation with registration details – coming soon!

Details: The 2017 ADA Update Conferences will feature 18 breakout sessions on ADA topics including:

  •    Accessible Information Technology
  •    Emergency Preparedness
  •    Employment   
  •    Facility Accessibility
  •    Healthcare
  •    Housing
  •    Service Animals
  •    Transportation
Questions about the conferences? Contact Trace Elms at the Pacific ADA Center atplanner@adapacific.org.

NHCA 2017 Legislative Summit The State of Hispanics in Construction

NHCA 2017 Legislative Summit
The State of Hispanics in Construction
 
 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017   
 
 
11:00 AM –  4:00 PM                           NHCA Board Meetings: NHCA Board Members Only
              • Partner Visit
              • Board Luncheon
              • Official Board Meeting
 
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM                              Registration –      Mexican Cultural Institute
            2829 16th St NW, Washington, DC 
            20009
 
6:30 PM – 9:0­­­0 PM                              “Built by Contractors” Reception…
          Welcoming National Construction and Latino         
          Leaders
 
          Honoring the Best that embody the ideals of 
          Diversity, Minority Contracting Inclusion & Small 
          Business Mentoring
 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017     
             
Rayburn House Office Building is located on           
                                                              Independence Avenue between First Street SW 
                                                              and South Capitol Street in Washington, DC.
 
7:30 AM – 1:30 PM                              Registration
 
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM                              Plenary Breakfast
                                                              The State of the Hispanic Construction Discussion
 
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM                              Hill Appointments Assignments
 
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM                           Visits on the Hill
 
 
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM                              Luncheon: The State of the Hispanic Contractor
                                                             Chapter Reports: Local Major Construction Projects                                                                and Attainments
                                                             
                                                             “Legislators of the Year” Awards
 
2:30 PM                                               Official Summit Closing
 
 
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM                              US Departments Visits: NHCA Board Members Only

DSA Academy – June Accessibility Classes

Division of the State ArchitectDSA Academy – June Accessibility Classes

We are pleased to announce the June DSA Academy accessibility classes! For more information about the class, learning objectives, and to register, click on the class title below.

We offer a multi-class discount (buy three, get one free) on the accessibility classes if you take the classes as a set. Email DSAAcademy@dgs.ca.gov for information on how to receive one free class.

ACCESSIBILITY

More detailed registration information and instructions are available on the DSA Academy Registration Information webpage.

Please contact DSAAcademy@dgs.ca.gov should you have any questions or issues with the DSA Academy website.

Document Update– Revision of IR on Metal Suspension Systems for Lay-In Panel Ceiling

Division of the State ArchitectDocument Update– Revision of IR on Metal Suspension Systems for Lay-In Panel Ceiling

 

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) announces the revision of the DSA Interpretation of Regulations (IR) on the guidelines for design and installation of metal suspension systems for lay-in ceilings for projects under the jurisdiction of DSA.
 
The information in IR 25-2.13: Metal Suspension Systems for Lay-In Panel Ceiling: 2013 CBC has been revised as follows: 

  • Detail 2.35 – Minor spelling correction.
  • Detail 2.60 – Revised note reference for the alternate stabilizer.
  • Detail 3.21 – A maximum allowable length based on kl/r = 300 was inadvertently published for ½ inch and ¾ inch diameter electrical metallic tubes (EMT). The corrected length is based on the allowable capacity.
  • Detail 4.34 – Various revisions were made to clarify the requirements for a wall with a layer of gypsum board vs. and a wall without.      

Please direct any questions to Diane Gould, supervising structural engineer, Code and Standards Unit, at diane.gould@dgs.ca.gov.

Green California Summit & Exposition – April 25-27, 2017

Division of the State ArchitectGreen California Summit & Exposition – April 25-27, 2017

Celebrating California Leadership
The 2017 Green California Summit and Exposition comes to the Sacramento Convention Center April 26-27. Discover the strategies, technologies and best practices that are keeping California at the leading edge of environmental protection. The Green Solutions Expo on April 26 will feature 100 companies with green products and services. Pre-summit training on April 25 will include in-depth sessions on Prop 39, zero emission vehicle fleets and building codes.

The keynote sessions featuring Fran Pavley, Green Solutions Expo on April 26, and Leadership Awards reception on April 25 are free.

State Architect Chester A. Widom, FAIA, will present on school sustainability, and Division of the State Architect Principal Architect Ida Clair will present on electric vehicle charging station accessibility at pre-summit events on April 25. If you attend the summit’s free exposition on April 26, be sure to visit the Division of the State Architect’s representative at the Building Standards Commission’s booth to discuss sustainable schools, electric vehicle charging station accessibility, and other general questions!
 
For more information, including registration information, please visit www.green-technology.org or call (626) 577-5700.

Identification of Single-User Toilet Facilities as All-Gender – New FAQs Document

Identification of Single-User Toilet Facilities as All-Gender – New FAQs Document

A frequently asked questions (FAQs) supplement to the Division of the State Architect (DSA) bulletin on the identification of single-user toilet facilities as all-gender is now available!
 
BU 17-01-01 Identification of Single-User Toilet Facilities as All-Gender: Frequently Asked Questions contains additional information to assist facility operators and design professionals who design facilities under the enforcement jurisdiction of DSA in interpreting the requirements of Health and Safety Code Section 118600.
 
Please direct any questions to Ida Clair, principal architect, at (916) 322-2490 or ida.clair@dgs.ca.gov.

Document Update – Revision of In-Plant Inspector Inspection Card/Verified Report Form

Document Update – Revision of In-Plant Inspector Inspection Card/Verified Report Form 

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) announces the revision of an inspector form for enhanced usability. The form DSA 152-IPI: In-Plant Inspector Inspection Card/Verified Report was revised to provide the in-plant inspector the ability to quickly verify (via a check box) that all modules for the corresponding building have been fabricated.
 
This form is completed by the in-plant inspector as construction work of modular or relocatable buildings in a manufacturer’s facility progresses.
 
Please direct questions to Ryan Huxley, supervising structural engineer, Code and Standards Unit, at ryan.huxley@dgs.ca.gov.

Document Update – Design, Fabrication and Inspection of Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands

Document Update – Design, Fabrication and Inspection of Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) announces the following changes to bring documents in-line with the Interpretation of Regulations document on design, fabrication and inspection of bleachers, folding and telescopic seating, and grandstands released last month:

Please refer to IR 16-5.16: Design, Fabrication and Inspection of Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands: 2016 CBC for further details about bleacher inspection and testing requirements.

Please direct questions to Ryan Huxley, supervising structural engineer, Code and Standards Unit, at ryan.huxley@dgs.ca.gov.