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Job Opportunity - City of Alexandria - May 22, 2015

Job Opportunity - City of Alexandria


Division Chief - Plan Review Services


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Training News - May 13, 2015

 Maryland Building Officials Association

P.O. Box 266, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061






Program:        2015   IPC/IMC/IFGC Significant Changes


Instructor:      International Code Council


Program         Date:  June 17, 2015    8:00- 3:00 pm.

Registration and Continental Breakfast    starting at 7:30am


Location:        Savage Volunteer Fire Company

                        8521 Corridor Rd.

                        Savage, Md. 20763


Overviews the changes from the 2012 to the 2015 International Plumbing Code®, 2015 International Mechanical Code® and 2015 International Fuel Gas Code®. This course identifies changes in organization and code requirements and the applicability of these requirements to design, plan review and inspection and uses the Significant Changes to the International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code and International Fuel Gas Code 2015 Edition.

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:

·        Identify the most significant differences between the 2012 IPC, IMC and IFGC and the 2015 IPC, IMC and IFGC.

·        Explain the differences between the current and previous edition.

·        Identify key changes in organization and code requirements.

·        Identify the applicability of design, plan review and inspection requirements


COST: $35.00 for members and $50.00 nonmembers. Lunch Included


Register online under Seminars or to the following address:


P.O. Box 266

Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061


MBOA Proclaims Building Safety Month - April 13, 2015

Structural Design of Wood - April 01, 2015

Introduction to Structural Design of Wood Buildings per the 2015 NDS

September 30 – October 2, 2015



This course is designed for individuals who didn’t have the opportunity to study wood design basics in a university-level course, but are involved in the design, construction, and inspection of wood buildings.  The primary focus and objectives of this course are a mastery of wood design basics and understanding of the many adjustment factors routinely used and required by the 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction.  (15 contact hours, 1.5 CEUs)



Interpretation - March 02, 2015

MBOA Committee Issues Third Formal Interpretation Please see members tab/committees/ interpretation 


APA Launches Online Bracing Calculator

APA – The Engineered Wood Association has launched a free online Wall Line Bracing Calculator that streamlines the process for determining wall bracing requirements. The Wall Line Bracing Calculator’s step-by-step tool uses basic user inputs and internal calculations to determine the amount of wall bracing needed for each house plan to comply with IRC bracing requirements. It also provides a concise printable summary of the wall bracing parameters entered by the designer for inclusion in plan submittals to the code jurisdiction.

“Among the hundreds of code provisions that dictate construction, wall bracing remains one of the most confusing and intimidating,” said Tom Kositzky, APA Field Services Director. “This free online tool walks builders and designers through the process, allowing them to more easily determine the bracing method and then document the path so that all parties, including the building department, are on the same page.”

The Wall Line Bracing Calculator follows a straightforward four-step process:

1.     Enter basic project information.

2.     Add wall line information.

3.     Enter wall line segment details.

4.     Produce project report.

The easy-to-follow system automatically determines how much bracing is required, whether there is enough qualified bracing, and whether all the IRC placement rules have been met. Along with streamlining the calculations, it verifies compliance without the user having to sift through pages and pages of code.

The Wall Line Bracing Calculator can be accessed at www.apawood.org/calculator.

2015 MBOA Board Meeting - March 29, 2013




The next MBOA Board meeting will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 11:30 am in Ellicott City, Howard County Complex

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