Want to influence the future of our region? Let your voice be heard at one of the many workshops throughout Kern County. Items to be discussed include transportation, quality of life, energy efficiency, and global competitiveness.
For meeting times and locations throughout Kern County visit http://www.directionsto2050.com/meetings-and-community-workshops
or download a flyer here: Community Workshop Information
On Friday April 20 the 2012 Kern County Infrastructure Report Card will be presented to the community.
This has been a joint community effort by the local members of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Council of Engineering Companies, American Public Works Association and is being co-sponsored by the Kern Transportation Foundation.
The event is being held at 7:00 a.m. at Hodel’s Country Dining, Heritage Room (5917 Knudsen Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308) the hyperlink above with provide additional details.
Please be sure to make your reservation in advance.
Are you interested in attending a workshop in Bakersfield to become a participating contractor for the Energy Upgrade California utility rebate program? The workshop would provide an overview of the program and detail the application process for contractors.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal in conjunction with the Home Builders Association Tulare Kings (HBATK) has scheduled the SFM Awareness Level Course on Residential Fire Sprinklers and the 2010 California Residential Code May 11, 2011 in Visalia (download flyer from link below). The purpose of this training program is to:
- Recognize that the requirements for residential fire sprinklers are designed to be a “life safety system” to prevent flash over and allow for the evacuation or rescue from fire
- Develop awareness of the 2010 California Residential Code and the 2010 NFPA 13D (1 and 2 Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes) and the amendments and/or modifications
- Develop an awareness of the State of California Provisions as defined in the 2010 California Residential Code, Title 24, Part 2.5, and specifically Section R313.
- Develop an awareness of the SFM Residential Fire Sprinkler Task Force Phase I, II, III Recommendations and Final Report. Develop an awareness of the State of California Mandate.
- Develop an awareness of the term, “Best Management Practices” as it relates to the various stakeholders and the Residential Fire Sprinkler Task Force Process
- Develop an awareness of the various stakeholder considerations, training resources and technical terms
Target Audience for Training:
Fire Department/Fire Prevention Personnel (Plan Review, and Inspections) Building Department Personnel (Plan Review, and Inspections) Water Purveyors (Plan Review, and Inspections) Home Builders (HBA Chapters)/Contractors (Plan Preparation, Submittals, and Installation) Contractors: General Building Contractors [B], Fire Protection Contractor [C-16]).
Code Development and Analysis Division
CAL FIRE – Office of the State Fire Marshal
1131 "S" Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Tel: (916) 327-4998
Fax: (916) 445-8459
Click here to download flyer - 2011-05-11-Visalia
This report outlines the crucial role of the housing industry in the economic health of California.
On January 10, Governor Jerry Brown released his Proposed 2011-12 Budget. A new CBP analysis provides a "quick and dirty" summary of key provisions of the proposed spending plan. The CBP will update this document as additional details become available. Please check the CBP website for updates and additions.
Kern County Development Services Agency Newsletter - Winter 2010 Edition
California Building Performance Contractors Association is the PG&E program implementer for Energy Upgrade California, which provides rebates up to $3,500 per home for energy saving home improvements. They are coming to Bakersfield next Wednesday to make a presentation to local contractors to share how they can participate.
For additional information please contact: