Wednesday, July 21 – Friday, July 23 | All sessions held virtually


Wednesday, July 21

Pre-ABM Professional Development Workshop: "Mass Timber and the IBC (International Building Code)"
Workshop Sponsored by the Chemeketa Chapter of the ICC (CCICC)

Thursday, July 22 and Friday, July 23

Annual Business Meeting & Conference:
Opening Keynote Leadership Session, Committee and State Board Reports and Updates, Awards Program, Installation of OBOA Officers and Directors, ICC Update, and Hot Topic Breakout Roundtables
(approx. 9 am – 12 pm each day)

Keynote Presentation | Presentation of 2021 OBOA Awards | State of Oregon BCD Update
Installation of 2021-2022 OBOA Board of Directors | ICC Update | Breakout Roundtables

Sponsorship opportunities will be available. Please email Vicky Danielson at OBOA if you are interested: [email protected] Thank you! 




Wednesday, July 21 | 9 am – 4 pm | Pre-ABM Workshop

Workshop Sponsored by the Chemeketa Chapter of the ICC (CCICC)

This is a six-hour class (0.6 ICC CEUs) with a 30-minute lunch break. We will also take multiple brief breaks throughout the day.


Workshop: "Mass Timber and the IBC (International Building Code)"

Presented by ICC Instructors: John "Buddy" Showalter, PE and Sandra Hyde, PE

This course will provide an overview of mass timber which includes any product currently permitted for use in Type IV (heavy timber) construction such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), structural composite lumber (SCL), glue laminated timber (glulam), mechanically laminated decking (aka nail-laminated timber, NLT), and large section sawn timbers. NLT, glulam, SCL, and solid-sawn timbers have been adopted in the International Building Code (IBC) and utilized throughout the world for several decades on a wide variety of buildings. Learn what`s new in 2015/2018 IBC for Mass Timber Construction as well as an overview of Tall Mass Timber Construction per the 2021 IBC. Topics include heights and areas, construction fire safety, fire and connection design and special inspection, with Tall Mass Timber Construction in accordance with the 2021 IBC will be discussed.

There is an ICC-required workbook for this course ($25) which will be distributed by a code for individual download. Attendees will also receive a PowerPoint handout with class slides.

ICC Preferred Provider Program Course #: 1010-21618 | 6 hours | Online | 0.6 CEUs

About our Workshop Presenters:

Sandra Hyde, P.E. is a Staff Engineer with the ICC Product Development Group where she develops and reviews technical resources dealing with the structural provisions of the codes. Sandra has developed technical seminars for the IBC and IRC highlighting code changes. She has experience in manufacturing and research with an engineered wood products company. With a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering, Sandra is a Registered Civil Engineer in Idaho and California, a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Idaho and the local and state chapters of building officials.

Buddy Showalter is a senior staff engineer with the International Code Council's (ICC) product development group. He develops technical resources in support of the structural provisions of the International Building Code and International Residential Code. Showalter reviews publications authored by the Code Council and engineering groups, while also developing publications and technical seminars on the structural provisions of the International Codes for building departments, designers and special inspectors. He is the project lead in the development of Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC and associated education programs, jointly developed by ICC and the American Wood Council (AWC). A graduate of Virginia Tech, Showalter has also been a member of the editorial board for STRUCTURE magazine for more than 15 years. Before joining ICC, Showalter spent 26 years with AWC where he led its technology transfer program with oversight responsibility for publications, website, helpdesk, education and other technical media. He has more than 34 years of experience in the development and support of building codes and standards, publishing more than 60 technical articles for industry-related trade journals.

Thursday, July 22 | ABM Day 1

8:30 – 9:00 am
Networking and Scrolling Announcements - Join members, the OBOA Board of Directors, and fellow attendees before the meeting starts. Grab a coffee and catch up with OBOA friends.

9:00 – 9:15 am
Welcome & Introductions | Business Meeting Commences

• Call Business Meeting to Order
• Review and Approval of ABM Agenda
• President’s Report
• Association Financial Report

9:15 – 9:30 am
OBOA Committee and State of Oregon Board Reports
All committee chairs and State Board representatives should plan to present their current news and updates (verbally at the meeting and in written reports submitted in advance).

9:30 – 10:30 am
Opening Keynote: Conscious Communication to Bring out the Best in People
Presented by Dr. Rick Brinkman, World Renowned Author and Communication Expert

Whiners and Snipers and Tanks, oh my! Everyone has experienced people acting in ways they can't stand. Dr. Rick Brinkman literally co-wrote the book on it: "Dealing with People You Can't Stand, How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst." In his trademark entertaining, humorous style, he will show us how to use Conscious Communication® to successfully transform behaviors like: Whining, Negativity, Attacks, Tantrums, Know-it-alls, Think-they-know-it-alls, Sniping, and more. Dr. Brinkman says, "Communication is like a phone number, you need all the digits to get through and you need them in the right order. There is a strategy for each of the difficult behaviors that can transform them. It is just a matter of being a Conscious Communicator® and taking responsibility for the power you have to influence others."

Dr. Rick has performed over 4000 programs in 18 countries. He is the coauthor of six McGraw-Hill books, including his latest, “Dealing with Meetings You Can’t Stand, Meet Less and Do More.” He is frequently used by media as a communication expert and has been featured on CNN, the NY Times, O (Oprah Magazine) and the Wall St. Journal. His clients have included: The NASA Astronauts Corps, LucasFilm, The Dept. of Defense, Sony Pictures, The Federal Reserve, Adobe, Wells Fargo, Lockheed Martin, Boeing and many others.

10:30 – 10:45 am
Break / Catch up on emails

10:45 – 11:15 am
Presentation of 2021 OBOA Awards – Submit an award by July 9  Recognize your peers!

Recognize a colleague today by submitting an award nomination for individuals deserving special recognition through our prestigious Awards Program. Please take a few moments out of your busy schedule to submit an award nomination before the deadline.

11:15 am – 12:15 pm
State of Oregon BCD Update

12:15 pm
End of ABM Day 1

Friday, July 23 | ABM Day 2

9:00 – 10:00 am
Opening Keynote: Conscious Communication to Bring out the Best in People - Part 2

10:00 – 10:15 am
Welcome Your New Leadership: Installation of the 2021-2022 OBOA Board of Directors

10:15 – 10:30 am
Break / Catch up on emails

10:30 – 11:30 am
Legislative/Lobbyist Report 
Presented by OBOA Lobbyist Michael Van Dyke, Proxy

11:30 – 11:45 am
Oregon Legislator Presentation

11:45 am – 12:00 pm
International Code Council (ICC) Update
Presented by ICC Board Leadership

12:00 am – 1:30 pm
Hot Topic Roundtables – Multiple topics facilitated by moderators in separate breakout rooms

If you are interested in a particular topic, or would like to be considered to moderate a roundtable breakout, please email Vicky Danielson at OBOA at [email protected].

1:30 pm 
ABM Concludes


Registration Fees (per person):

Pre-registration is required -- deadline: Monday, July 19. Members and non-members are encouraged to attend. We are proud to offer Oregon Fire Marshals Association (OFMA) members discounted member pricing, as part of our organizational partnership. Registration for the Workshop is separate from the ABM. You can register for one or both events on this form (please be sure to register for both at the same time).


Pre-ABM Workshop*:

  • OBOA or OFMA Member: $125
  • Non-Member: $225

*Workshop ICC Required Workbook: There is a required $25 workbook; attendees will receive a code and instructions to download prior to the class.

Registration for the Workshop includes virtual attendance at the six-hour program with live presenters, ICC Preferred Provider Program Continuing Education Units (ICC PPP CEUs), an ICC class workbook, and an additional PowerPoint presentation with slides from the class.

Annual Business Meeting (ABM):

  • OBOA or OFMA Member: $150
  • Non-Member: $300

ABM registration fees include virtual attendance at all Thursday and Friday sessions and presentations: Leadership Keynote, 2021 Awards Program & Presentation, State of Oregon BCD Update, Industry and Association Updates, State and Committee Board Reports, 2021/2022 OBOA Officers and Board Installation. ICC Report, and Breakout Roundtable Rooms, ICC Preferred Provider Program Continuing Education Units (ICC PPP CEUs), and all session materials (as provided by the speakers).

Upon registration on the OBOA website, attendees will receive a confirmation email. Zoom and other day-of access details will be emailed to registered attendees 24-48 hours prior to the events (separate emails for each).

ICC Preferred Provider Program | Continuing Education Credit (CEUs)

This course has been approved through the International Code Council Preferred Provider Program (ICC PPP).

Approved Course #1010-21618 | Hours: 6 | 0.6 CEUs | Type Live/In-Person

OBOA maintains record of all meeting participants in each of our programs. It is the responsibility of each individual to submit for credit with ICC directly. Certificates of Participation for individual record keeping will be provided on a request basis.

Thank you to our 2021 OBOA ABM Sponsors!

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Sponsorship Opportunities | Support OBOA's 2021 ABM!

There are several sponsorship opportunities available at this year's virtual meeting. Please consider sponsoring one of the options below -- it's a great way of supporting the Oregon Building Officials Association while getting great exposure to your company. Marketing your company's products and services is a fantastic way of showing your dedication to the building safety profession and the association.

Below are just a few possible sponsorships. We are happy to customize or discuss other ideas that may be of particular benefit to your organization. Please email OBOA Association Manager, Vicky Danielson at to explore ideas and lock in your sponsorship. Find a perfect partnership with OBOA!

Available Sponsorships:

  • Break Sponsor (Investment: $500) -- During the scheduled program, we will have a brief 10-minute break. Sponsorship of the break includes verbal recognition from the emcee/OBOA Board President during the meeting, logo placement on our event webpage and throughout the meeting, opportunity to show a brief PowerPoint slideshow during the break (you provide), and acknowledgement on our website as a 2020 OBOA ABM Sponsor for one year.

  • Survey Sponsor (Investment: $400) -- Immediately following the ABM, an email will be sent to all attendees that will contain follow-up ABM documents including speaker presentations and a survey link. The survey will be required for attendees to complete in order to receive continuing education credits. Sponsorship of the survey will include placement of your company logo in the survey email, on the header of the survey, verbal acknowledgement of your sponsorship during the meeting, logo placement throughout the meeting, and acknowledgement on our website as a 2021 OBOA ABM Sponsor for one year.

  • Welcome/Intro Sponsor (Investment: $500)  -- At the beginning of the program, we will allow our welcome sponsor to verbally address the entire audience ("podium" time) for 2-3 minutes to talk about your company's latest products and services. Additional benefits include the emcee/OBOA Board President introducing you as our Welcome Sponsor, you will receive logo placement on our event webpage and throughout the meeting, and acknowledgement on our website as a 2021 OBOA ABM Sponsor for one year.

  • Poll Question Sponsor (Investment: $500)  -- Throughout the program, there will be several poll questions posed to the audience by the emcee/OBOA Board President. Sponsorship of a poll question allows for the sponsoring company to present the question and say a few brief words about your company before the question is posed. Additional benefits include verbal recognition from the emcee/OBOA Board President during the meeting, logo placement on our event webpage and throughout the meeting, and acknowledgement on our website as a 2021 OBOA ABM Sponsor for one year. Multiple opportunities are available for this sponsorship.

  • Universal Event Sponsor (Investment: $400) -- Want to just show your awesome generous support of OBOA in an easy way? Be an Universal Event Sponsor! This sponsorship includes verbal recognition from the emcee/OBOA Board President during the meeting, logo placement on our event webpage and throughout the meeting, and acknowledgement on our website as a 2021 OBOA ABM Sponsor for one year. Multiple opportunities are available for this sponsorship.

Have some SWAG to share with attendees? Let us help you get it to them! Event bags with fun giveaway items may be mailed to attendees pre or post event if we have enough interest. Only sponsors will be allowed to send items. OBOA will take care of the mailings, you provide the goods! Examples of some items we'd like to see donated (generally smaller items, no liquids -- things appropriate to ship): actual event bags, pens/pads, coozie cup holders, calendars, etc. If you'd like to see what else might be a good idea for this, please email Vicky Danielson with OBOA to discuss.