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President’s New Year Message for 2019



Welcome to 2019 ABOA Members!

It is going to be an exciting New Year, with what looks like a new version of the Alberta Building Code coming up this fall, we will have a new edition of the Alberta Building Code!     

One of our major projects for this year is the upgrade of our website, and it's software.  We are implementing a new system that allows the Executive too much more easily manage memberships with a system that makes it easy to transition between various members of the Executive smoothly with records kept for each new Executive team to come.

This year Fall ABOA Conference location has also been selected, and we are going to Calgary, AB at the Best Western Premier for September 18, 19, and 20, 2019.  There is training scheduled for September 17, 2019, as we had good feedback on the value of pairing a course with the conference last year.  This year's course is from the Safety Codes Council and helps all of us hone our craft by enhancing our inspection report writing skills.  I am particularly excited by this course as it had contributions from a strong ABOA membership presence.  I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of the sponsors who made our conference such a great event in 2018.  We look forward to having all of you back in 2019.  Maybe we can have some more lively debate, it is always good to talk about industry issues, and experience from across the province can speak into these circumstances.  The debate is one way we all collectively grow in our understanding of the code, with an open and honest discussion with industry and ourselves.  We extend an invitation to sponsors for this upcoming year and look forward to seeing you in Leduc. 

As we work on planning the Fall ABOA Conference, I want to stress the importance to each of our ABOA members on how critical it is that you let us know now what subjects or questions you have that interest you.  Your suggestions for content allow us to work to provide you with presentations that matter and we can seek practical tools to enable ABOA members to hone our craft and perform our duties at a higher level each year.

Thanks to all of our Bursary applicants this year and we are glad to have awarded three more bursaries for contributing to the future of our ABOA family. 

I hope to see some of you at the Annual Safety Codes Council conference in July and hope your year goes well. 

Regards, 

Ryan Nixon
President, ABOA
The Inspections Group Inc.
Director for Building, Fire, Plumbing & Gas
Email: rnixon@inspectionsgroup.com

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