Apr 112012

Invitation - Infrastructure Report Card

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.

Apr 122011

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


Dec 032010

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:

Harry Ford

Programs Administrator
California Building Performance Contractors Association
1000 Broadway, Suite 410
Oakland, CA  94607
fax: 510-463-2690
[email protected]

November 30, 2010


Take the first step toward becoming a participating contractor in the Energy Upgrade California program!

Learn about becoming a participating contractor for the Energy Upgrade California utility rebate program. This session will provide an overview of the program and detail the processes that applying and participating contractors need to complete for the program. The Participation Workshop is a required first step in this program.

Please select a Participation Workshop to attend and click "register" to sign up for the event.

We look forward to seeing you!

Contact [email protected] or visitthecbpca.org for more information.

December 8, Bakersfield
City Hall - South Building
1501 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301

December 9, Chico
5:00-8:00 PM
Old City Hall
441 Main Street, 2nd floor
Chico, CA 95928


1000 Broadway Ste 435

Oakland, CA 94607
Email: [email protected]