Our monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m.

Selma Fire Department

1711 Tucker St.

Selma, CA 93662.


Due to COVID, Currently our monthly meetings are via Zoom until further notice.  

San Joaquin Valley ICC chapter

2021 Guest Speakers:

January – Energy Code Ace - Meeting via Zoom.  Time: Jan 14, 2021 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Gina Rodda, Principal of Gabel Energy, instructor and subject matter expert for Energy Code Ace 

2019 Title 24, Part 6. Photovoltaic (PV) Requirements for New Low-Rise Residential Buildings

We will review the Photovoltaic (PV) requirements of California’s 2019 Title 24, Part 6 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code) for new low-rise residential buildings (single family and multifamily). We will discuss how compliance with these requirements is to be shown for permit submittal and field inspection.  Additional topics include recognizing “triggers” for including PV in a permitted project scope, the amount of PV kW dictated by the Energy Code, and exceptions to PV requirements.  Verification procedures prescribed by the 2019 Energy Code Joint Reference Appendix 11 (JA11) which must be completed by the installing contractor and confirmed by the building inspector will also be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand when PV is required for a new low-rise residential building under the 2019 Energy Code, and when it is not.
  • Be able to plan check the compliance documentation (CF1R) against the building drawings to confirm minimum PV requirements including sizing (kW), location (orientation) and tilt.
  • Recognize building inspector tasks in confirming PV installation is documented (CF2R) by the PV contractor as meeting the requirements of JA11.
  • Be aware of the free resources available through Energy Code Ace that support plans examiners, building inspectors and other industry professionals who may need more guidance on understanding Energy Code requirements for PV.

Length: 1.5 Hours
Educational Credits: 0.15 CEUs/AIA SD/HSW

February – PCI West - Meeting via Zoom.  Time: Feb 11, 2021 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Ruth Lehmann, PE, PMP, LEED Green Associate, Executive Director

Thermal Mass, Energy Codes, and Precast Concrete

Mass walls in combination with insulation can save energy in buildings. This presentation describes the benefits of thermal mass (thermal inertia) and how these benefits are recognized in national energy codes. An overview of compliance paths of these energy codes is presented. The degradation of the R-value of concrete panels with metal thermal bridges that pass through the insulation is also described.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify why mass walls save energy.
  • Learn the heat capacity requirements for mass walls in energy codes.
  • Determine how thermal mass provisions are presented in national energy codes.
  • Learn how metal thermal bridges that penetrate the insulation in a mass wall degrade it's R-value.

Length: 1.5 Hours
Educational Credits: 0.15 CEUs/AIA SD/HSW

March – Airex Manufacturing Inc. - Meeting via Zoom.  Time: Mar 11, 2021 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Howard Ahern, National Sales and Technical Manager Airex Manufacturing Inc.

 Exterior Pipe Insulation and Protection.
In the presentation Airex Manufacturing will provide an overview of the protection requirements for exterior exposed suction piping according to the 2019 California Codes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the Pipe Insulation requirements in the 2019 California Codes.
  • Learn how to protect outdoor exposed suction piping

Length: 1.5 Hour
Educational Credits: 0.15 CEU (ICC Course # 21471)

April – Golden Law A.P.C. - Meeting via Zoom.  Time: Apr 08, 2021 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Rachelle Taylor Golden, Golden Law A.P.C.

Accessible Routes, Accessible Parking, Path of Travel.
The accessible route shall be the most practical direct route and to the maximum extent feasible, coincide with the route for the general public and building residents.  An accessible route is a continuous, unobstructed path connecting all accessible elements and spaces in a building, facility, or site.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the Accessible Parking code requirements
  • Learn about when an Accessible Route needs to be provided
  • Determine the requirements for a path of travel

Length: 1.5 Hour
Educational Credits: 

 May – Jesse Newton - Meeting via Zoom.  Time: May 13, 2021 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

June – TBD

July – TBD

August – TBD

September - TBD

 ​October - TBD 

November - TBD

December - TBD