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OBOA Winter Quarterly Business Meeting (QBM) - Feb 23
Friday, February 23, 2024, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
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2024 OBOA Winter QBM

Friday, February 23 | 8:30 am – 2 pm

Exclusive Event — Site Tour of New Amazon Building!

Hosted in Woodburn, Oregon (2 locations)


Online registration has closed. Please call OBOA at 503.691.6262 with any questions about this meeting.

REMEMBER – required!
All attendees must bring and wear the required PPE (personal protective equipment):
hard hat
hi visibility construction vest
long pants
safety glasses 

This is a special and exciting QBM — a private tour of the newly built Amazon facility in the City of Woodburn. We'll hear from the individuals who worked on this incredible 3.8 million square foot building project. This is a meeting you DO NOT want to miss!

Join OBOA members and colleagues on a walking tour of the newly built Amazon facility in the City of Woodburn.  The new Amazon Woodburn facility is a 3.8 million square foot steel structure, five story white and blue distribution center. The building is nearly completed, with the conveyors and robotic equipment currently being installed. 

Hear from Clair Company, the plan review team, to learn about the plan review processes and alternate construction methods that were proposed in the construction of this new building. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions about inspections to Brian Pascoe, the City’s commercial building inspector.

We will be touring the facility by foot, so make sure you wear comfortable boots!  Remember this facility is under construction and all attendees must bring and wear the required PPE (personal protective equipment); hard hat, boots, gloves, hi visibility construction vest, long pants and safety glasses.  Please make sure you bring your PPE with you to have a guaranteed spot on the tourIf you will not be able to bring PPE, please email the OBOA office before February 9; a very limited supply may be available but not guaranteed.

The City of Woodburn, Clair Company, Layton (GC), and representatives from Group Mackenzie are excited to share their experiences. OBOA invites our fire friends and colleagues to also attend as there will be fire systems reviewed onsite during the tour. We hope that you will join us and tour the new Amazon facility before it launches to the public.

Our popular and well-attended QBMs also offer timely association and industry news and updates. A lot of valuable information is shared and discussed among building safety peers from around the entire state. In addition to great education by multiple presenters, the OBOA QBM is the perfect forum for valuable roundtable-style discussion — quality time to connect with colleagues who deal with the same issues you see daily. We also hear about the latest from committees, State Boards, and other partner industry organizations. Come with questions and ideas and stay connected professionally with OBOA.

Meeting Locations (2 Places to Go)

The QBM will start at Chemeketa Woodburn Center (120 E Lincoln St., Woodburn, OR 97071), located on the corner of N Front St. railroad tracks and E Lincoln. Registration, coffee and pastries will be available at 8:30 am and the meeting will begin promptly at 9 am. There is limited complimentary parking in the lot around the building with overflow across Lincoln St. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. We will have an early lunch at Chemeketa Woodburn until approximately 12 pm (noon).

We will then break and immediately reconvene at the Amazon building for the site tour (~7-minute drive). Each individual will be responsible for getting to Amazon on their own (no transportation will be provided) and specific details for entering the property will be provided to registered attendees the week of the meeting. The tour is scheduled to last until 2 pm and we will end at Amazon). Only individuals with PPE will be allowed into the building.

Winter Quarterly Business Meeting Agenda:

  • Welcome, Introductions and Announcements
  • President's Remarks and Treasurer's Report
  • State of Oregon Building Codes Division (BCD) Report – Presented by Alana Cox, Administrator, State of Oregon Building Codes Division
  • Keynote Presentation* – Amazon's 3.8 Million Sq. Ft. Facility Plan Review and Inspection Processes
  • OBOA Legislative & Lobbyist Update – Presented by Inga Deckert, President, Proxy & OBOA Lobbyist
  • OBOA Committee and State Board Updates
  • ICC, Chemeketa CC, PCC, OPTA, OFMA, SOICC, Eastern Oregon BOs, Region II, WPLBO, WABO, & Industry Partner Updates (as time allows)
  • OBOA Goes to Amazon – Field Trip/Site Tour (separate location)*
  • Closing Remarks and Meeting Adjourns

*The meeting portion will be held separately from the site tour. Specific details will be emailed to all registered attendees the week of the meeting. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required; each individual should bring their own hard hat, boots, gloves, hi visibility construction vest, long pants and safety glasses.

We encourage all attendees to pre-submit questions they may have about this event/the Amazon building. Please send questions to OBOA at [email protected] by February 20. Questions during the meeting will also be welcome but advance notice allows our presenters to adequately prepare and research if needed.

Submit a question for this QBM

   Earn ICC CEUs at this Meeting

This Winter QBM is an approved course (#39551) through the International Code Council Preferred Provider Program (ICC PPP) for 5 in-person hours (0.5 CEUs). A Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to participants upon completion.

OBOA is an approved International Code Council (ICC) Preferred Provider. The Preferred Provider Program recognizes and promotes ICC-approved educational offerings as they relate to codes, standards and guidelines, as well as building construction materials, products and methods. ICC certificate holders may obtain ICC CEUs from Preferred Providers that can be applied toward the renewal requirements of ICC’s certification program. It is the intent of OBOA that all programs will offer approved CEUs through the Preferred Provider Program. An ICC CEU is a continuing education unit; each 10 clock hours of continuing education equals 1 CEU.

ICC PPP Approval: Course #39551 | 5 In-Person Hours | 0.50 CEUs

All OBOA educational programs (trainings, QBMs, classes/sessions; all courses) are approved courses through the International Code Council (ICC) Preferred Provider Program (PPP). These hours can be applied to ICC certification renewal as continuing education credits as indicated for each class (typically between 5-6 for each but varies per program). Please check with your appropriate jurisdiction and/or institution regarding your specific continuing education credit needs. Our typical one-day seminar or institute class has 6 hours of instruction, or 0.6 CEUs. Credit is awarded for a variety of activities wherein the objective is achieving relevant professional knowledge beyond that required for initial certification. 

Registration Details & Fees

Pre-Registration is required (by February 20) – please register before this date. Fees are per person. 

    • OBOA Member: $80
    • Non-Member: $105
    • PCC/CCC Student: $45

Fees include in-person attendance at all QBM presentations and the site tour at Amazon, access to electronic materials (as provided by speakers), networking with OBOA members and colleagues, opportunities to pose questions and engage the presenters, and continuing education units (CEUs)/credit through the International Code Council Preferred Provider Program (ICC PPP). PPE and transportation are not included; please make arrangements now for your participation on-site.

Registration and coffee with pastries will be available beginning at 8:30 am. We will break for a hosted hot lunch buffet before departing for the Amazon tour. Please advise of any dietary restrictions upon registration. Transportation to/from the Chemeketa meeting location to Amazon will not be provided; please make arrangements to participate at both locations. Thank you.

Through a partnership with Oregon Fire Marshals Association (OFMA), we proudly offer OFMA members the discounted OBOA member rate.

We look forward to seeing our members on February 23rd in Woodburn!