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All classes require a minimum of 10 registrants. If the number of registrants
is less than 10, the class may be cancelled or postponed.

September 22 - Lateral Load Sources Combined with Vertical Load Sources - The Devil Isn’t the Only Thing in the Details Register September  24 - Highlights of IBC Chapter 1 and Legal Aspects of Code Administration Webinar
Register October 1 - IBC Occupancy Use Groups and Types of Construction Webinar Register October 6 - Fire-Reinforced Concrete: Design Guides & Applications Register October 8 - Basic Plan Review, Calculating Fees and IBC Required Inspections Webinar

October 12   - Roof – Ceiling Construction Chimneys/Fireplaces

October 15   - Highlights of the International Zoning Code Webinar

October 20 - 21  - From the Ground Up – 2-Day Webinar

October 27 - Keeping the Home from Burning: 2019 CBC, Including Chapters 2303.2 and Chapter 7A, WUI, Update on Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood

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  Bob Stoddard Scholarship

Beginning in 2007, the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials (SVABO) offers the Bob Stoddard Scholarship in memory of Bob Stoddard a long time member the SVABO. Bob was devoted to the work of quality codes and uniform enforcement and was a supporter of educational programs for persons pursuing a career in building code enforcement. Eligibility is limited to members of the SVABO who are enrolled or enrolling in a Building Inspection Technology program offered by a college, trade school or other educational institution within the SVABO service area. Awards are limited to $1,000 maximum per person. The application period begins on August 1 and concludes at midnight September 30. Applications are available on this web site during the application period. Membership information is available on this web site.

Please find the Bob Stoddard Scholarship Application HERE

Rules and Conditions of Scholarship Award:
Eligibility for a SVABO Bob Stoddard Memorial Scholarship is limited to persons enrolled or enrolling in a recognized Building Inspection Technology (BIT) program within the SVABO service area. Applicants must be members of SVABO, an immediate family member of a SVABO member, or a letter of sponsorship may be submitted on behalf of the applicant by a current SVABO member.

The scholarship must be for attendance at a college, trade school, or other institution of learning with a Building Inspection Technology (BIT) program.



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.

View Our Review on Changes to the 2019 Edition of the California Building, Fire, and Residential Code - link

SVABO is now on Twitter! link

Are you interested in serving on the CEC / CALBO Energy Advisory Committee? - link

Disability Access Requirements and Resources - link

California Building Standards Commission Updates and Highlights - link

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

The 2019 Group B Public Comment Hearings were held in Las Vegas, NV, October 23 – 30, 2019 - link

California Building Standards Commission Presentation - link

Significant Changes to the California (2019):

  • Fire Code - link
  • Building Code - link
  • Residential Code -link

ACE Mentor Program - Sign Up Today! - link

CCDA Inspection Checklist PR -link

Solar Roofing Codes and Standards

  • CALSEIA Explanation of UL 1703 Fire Classification - link
  • CALSEIA List of Fire Classified PV Systems - link