International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

December 21, 2006

Central California Chapter

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 11:56 AM on Thursday December 21, 2006 at Waterfront Restaurant at Pete’s Harbor in Redwood City, CA by Martin Cooper, Chapter Chairman, of the Central California Chapter of IAPMO.



Marty Cooper, Chapter Chairman, welcomed the 19 members to the meeting and our guest speaker Mr. Rick Lopez of CSLB Northern State Wide Investigation Fraud Team. Self-introductions followed general networking by the attendees.


Chapter Officers present were Martin Cooper, David Ledda, Sarah Aguilar and Nathan Vasquez.


Committee Reports

Sarah Aguilar gave the Treasury Report. Dave Ledda reported on the Annual Officers Installation and Social Event Report.


Old Business

The minutes from the meeting of November 16, 2006 were reviewed and accepted.  Sarah Aguilar is coordinating a Chapter sponsored training seminar for October 2007.


New Business

John Roeber of Roeber’s Plumbing and Heating asked if the siphonic roof drain manufactured by J.R. Smith was allowed by various jurisdictions.


Phil Ribbs of PHR Consultants presented a draft of code change proposal for the 2009 UPC & UMC.  The proposed changes concerned Alternate Materials & Methods in UPC sections

301 and UMC 105.



Mr. Phil Ribbs of PHR Consultants disclosed that the roof drain was not approved by the 2001 California Plumbing Code nor the 2006 UPC.  It was not known if the product had a classified listing.


Mr. Bob Adler, of City of San Jose, explained the changes to the UMC & UPC during the 2006 code cycle for Alternate Materials & Methods.  The proposed changes in UPC sections

301 and UMC 105 are rewritten to make clear that the intent of the code is to allow the AHJ discretionary authority with respect to Alternate Materials & Methods.  Mr. Bob Adler made a motion that our chapter sponsor a Code change for the 2009 UPC & UMC.  Motion was seconded by Mr. Don Wadsworth of the City of San Jose.  The motion passed


Break for Lunch



Mr. Rick Lopez of CSLB Northern State Wide Investigation Fraud Team was the guest speaker.  The California State Contractors License Board regulates over 300,000 licensed contractors in 43 classifications.  There are processes 20,000 new applications each year.  The SWIFT unit responds to proactive complaints – the unit will issue citations at the jobsite.  Rick provided information how to contact his unit or the CSLB to report unlicensed activity, contractors working without workers' compensation insurance and building code violations. Rick also reviewed how a contractor would loose their license & the new workman’s compensation requirements for Roofing Contractors.  Finally Rick gave a case history of a sting operation that the SWIFT unit recently conducted.



Raffle was not held this month.



·        The next meeting will be at Rickey’s Restaurant in San Leandro on February 15, 2007.   Program TBA at a later date.



Chapter Chairman Martin Cooper adjourned the meeting at 1:30 PM.


Martin Cooper

Central California Chapter Chairman


Action Items for next Meeting

·        IAPMO Technical Committee Meeting in St. Louis - April 23 – April 27, 2007.

·        Chapter sponsored Training Seminar - October 2007

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