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On behalf of SVABO we’d like to thank you all for your continued support of our organization in these uncertain times. One thing that is certain is the dedication and commitment the volunteer leadership and staff have to continue to serve our members. SVABO is open for business but our staff is working remotely in compliance with Governor Newsom’s orders. Although we hope not, members may experience a slower response over the next few weeks.  For optimum service and to increase clarity for our staff, an email in place of a call is better. You can best reach us at

Thank you for your support! Stay safe and healthy.

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Title 24, Part 6 2019 Code Development Survey for Building Departments - link

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California Building Standards Commission Presentation - link

Significant Changes to the California (2019):

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2020 John Atkins Scholarship now available! More information HERE

Download the scholarship application - link


SVABO Education Institute Scheduled for May 4 -7, 2020 has been canceled until further notice.
Like you, SVABO has been intently following the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Governor Newsom has called a state of emergency and requested that all groups, 50 or more, not congregate at this time. This applies to SVABO, and we will comply with the executive order, which means, our May 4 -7 Annual Training Institute cannot be held as scheduled.  All registration payments will be refunded in full. Please allow SVABO staff up to a week to process all refunds.

Our SVABO Education Committee does have the full plan yet, for if or when we can hold our annual event at this time.  We are working on some changes however, the wellbeing and safety of our attendees and instructors is paramount to SVABO.

Please monitor our Web site at for future notices and education opportunity’s.

Thank you for your understanding

Terry Knox
SVABO Education Chairman