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BOAF staff is available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Please view Directory under 'About Us' for contact information on our officers, directors, committees and staff.
Reminder...Memberships expire December 31st. If you have not renewed for 2014, Renew or Join Now
More information on the benefits of membership: Benefits of Membership
Our next Board of Directors & Committee meetings will be held at the BOAF 2014 Conference Hotel (Clearwater Hilton) on Friday January 10th and Saturday January 11th. The hotel is located at 400 Mandalay Avenue,Clearwater, Florida 33767. Committees will meet on Friday beginning at 1pm and the Board of Directors will meet Saturday. The hotel telephone number is 1-800-753-3954. The hotel discount code for the $145.00 is BOAFB. The cut-off date to get the rate is December 20, 2013. If they are tax exempt, payment method must match. i.e. if they work for city of Clearwater then the credit card or check must be from Clearwater in order to not be charged taxes. Agendas will be posted as they becomes available.
2014 BOAF 62nd Annual Educational Conference & Trade Expo will be held at the Clearwater Hitlon Beach Resort, 400 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater,Florida 33767 from June 7-12, 2014. Registration will begin in early January. Plan now to attend.
BOAF Legisislative Day in Tallahassee is set for Wednesday March 19th, 2014. More details will be forthcoming.
2014 Site Seminars begin in March 2014. We have 17 locations and will post information as it become available. Registration will begin in January.
Foundation Training classes are currently being scheduled for early 2014 at the Lake Mary office. Dates and instructors will be posted as they become available.
BOAF & England Training Division are offer training in Orlando for the following courses:
Principle & Practice Exam (January 6-7,2014)
CBO Technology Exam (January 8-10, 2014)
CBO Legal & Management (January 13-14, 2014)
Permit Technician (January 15-16, 2014)
Commercial Electrical Inspector (Janaury 21-24, 2014)
Disaster Response Inspector (February 11-12, 2014)
More information under Education Tab, Other Courses/Workshops.
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Free January- March 2014 Workers' Compensation and Workplace Safety Seminars and Employer Webinars The State of Florida, Department of Financial Services, Division of Workers’ Compensation offers Free Seminars and Webinars for Florida employers regarding Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Safety are held in various locations around the state. Please see the Flyer and Registration forms under Education Tab drop down to Other Courses/Workshops.
Online Building Code Training now available Register Now
Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF) has been dedicated to protecting lives & property since 1953. As an integral part of that we provide outstanding educational opportunities for Building Officials, Inspectors, Plans Examiners, Construction Industry professionals, Architects and Engineers. We offer a variety of subjects related to Building Codes, Florida Laws and Rules, Accessibility and Energy Conservation on-line.
BOAF’s online training courses are now available and offer members an alternative to the traditional classroom setting and travel related expenses.
BOAF Online Training Advantages
· Job related subjects
· Customized to fit your schedule
· Qualifies for Continuing Education credits
Experience the convenience of online training on your schedule, from anyplace that provides computer access to the internet. Currently we have 17 classes available (more to be added each month).
Low Voltage Alarm Permit Process
Analysis of HB 973, approved by the BOAF Board of Directors on Saturday August 10th, regarding establishment of a new Low Voltage Alarm System Permitting Process. Please distribute to your chapter members for their use in responding to this statutory change. Every jurisdiction will need to take some kind of affirmative action prior to October 1, 2013. Encourage your members to review the information and consider what their response will be.Low Voltage Alarm Permit Process
Corporate Memberships Available
BOAF is pleased to offer Corporate Memberships. Now you can support BOAF and partner in our continued effort to protect lives and property in the built environment. Corporations please take a minute and check out the options available to you and our registration form: Corporate Membership
New Technical Guides Available
THE BOAF/AIA-Florida/Joint Task Force has published new guidance for Creating and Processing Electronic Documents used in the building permit process. The guidance is in the form of three technical guides, one for contractors, one for design professionals, and one for building departments.
Building Department Guide to Creating and Processing Electronic Documents v2
Contractors Guide to Creating and Processing Electronic Documents v2
Design Professionals Guide to Creating and Processing Electronic Documents v2
Creating and validating secure electronic documents.
Digital Signatures Joint Task Force Power Point
Electronic Construction Documents for use in Permitting.
Electronic Documents Joint Task Force Power Point
Code Development Process
We need your support for the code development process. Please plan to attend the Florida Building Commission meetings. More information and complete agendas may be found at www.floridabuilding.org.
ICC Letter of Encouragement for Participation in the ICC Code Hearings
Click on the link below for ICC to send a letter of encouragement to your jurisdiction (Employer, Mayor, Council Chair, Commissioner, etc.) to support sending staff
to the Code Hearings: Support Letter
The 2014 ICC (International Code Council) Conference will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
The Building Officials Assocation of Florida, Inc. is proud to be the 2014 Host Chapter. View the Host Chapters' Guide.