Friday, July 1, 2022
2021 Spring Conference

2021 COCM Spring Conference

DoubleTree        May 10-12, 2021         

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront

One Wenonah Park Place
Bay City, Michigan 48708

2021 Membership is required for Conference Participation

Visit the Home page & scroll down to membership page for additional information....

2021 Spring Conference Registartion form

Education schedule

Understanding the 2015 MUEC & chapter11 CP-19-00012, PP#

Building Science for the Building Official CP19-00002, PP#

Firestopping plan review & inspection CP18-00028, PP#

Sizing Plumbing Facilities  CP-20-00072, PP#

UL325 Gate & Door Operators - Stephen Kuscik BCC Course CP-18-00250 3 Hours Specialty, PP#

Building Codes 101 / 102 - Beneditto Tiseo BCC Course #19-00039 3Hr Technical, PP#

Legislative Advocacy Beneditto Tiseo BCC Course #19-00056 2 Hr Administration, PP#

Page 4 Update - Legislative Advocacy Beneditto Tiseo BCC Course #19-00056 2 Hr Administration, PP#

Ethics Dennis Smith BCC Course # CP21-00021 3 Hr Administration, PP#

Fasteners & Anchors for Construction Jerry Tuggle BCC Course # CP20-00083 3 Hr Specialty, PP#

Innovations in Masonry Design Phil Ledent BCC Course # CP20-00183 (Virtual Instructor) 1 Hr Specialty, PP#

Building Materials and Products Phil Ledent BCC Course # CP20-000184 (Virtual Instructor) 1 Hr Specialty, PP#

Poly-Urethane Foam Insulation Robert Devries BCC Course # CP 21-00001 1 Hr Spec – 1Hr Tech, PP#

Code Compliant Deck Construction Jerry Tuggle BCC Course # CP19-00011 3 Hr Specialty, PP#


Clink on the following links for program hand-outs

Building Science for the Building Official

Firestop Plan Review & Inspection

Firestop Plan Review & Inspection 2nd half

Building Codes 101 / 102

Legislative Advocacy

UL325 Gate & Door Operators

Sizing Plumbing Facilities




Night Exterior View


2020 Fall Conference

2020 COCM Fall Conference

September 21st - 25th   2020

Treetops Resort


Thank you for masking up & making the conference a success.   See You May 10 2021.

Codes and Permit Process CP-20-00048 PP 25790

Effective Use of Code CP-18-00025 PP 25872

Understanding Curtain wall Construction CP-20-00049 PP-25791

The Truth is Somewhere in the Middle CP-18-00024 PP25873

Fire Stopping in Mass Timber Construction CP-20-00048 PP 25790

Accessibility 2009 ICC A117.1 CP-19-000177 PP 25874

Firestopping Residential Construction CP-20-00045, PP 25870

Modifications to UL Design CP-19-00207, PP 25877

Marihuana Grow Operations CP-20-00037, PP-2587

Protect your Openings CP Pending, PP-25878

Pitfalls of repurposing commercial and industrial building CP-Pending, PP 25876

Emergency Alarm for Hazardous Materials CP- 17-00052, PP Pending

Secrets of the research for alternative materials and test methods CP-20-00039, PP25879

2015 ISPSC  Overview CP Pending, PP 25881

Improving the Efficiency of your Inspection CP-20-00040 PP 25880

Special Inspection requirements CP19-00078, PP 25882

Following classes are offered to Members, Click on the link below the class list.

CP-18-00247 Boring and Notching in Wood Frame Construction

CP-18-00246 Wall Bracing for Wind Design with 2015 IRC

CP-18-00248 Deck Inspection for new and Existing Deck

Click here -> Approved MI Courses  Previously offered at a COCM Conference.

COCM Charity Golf Outing

68 Degree's & Sunny

40 Golfers for COCM's Scholarship Charity

Our Trades & Leaders of the future get Education,Grants through your generosity.


If you enjoyed the conference please let others know.

If you have an idea to improve our conferences, please let a board member know.

Thank You



Due to the Stay Home Stay Safe Order

2020 COCM Spring Cancelled

A message from the Board  "Click- Spring Cancellation- Here"

ICC Letter to Governor

MIOSHA provides the following safety link: :,5863,7-336-78421_11407_30453-89915--,00.html.


2018 Fall Conference


Crystal Mountain Resort         September 24-28, 2018

Thompsonville, MI 49683

Corey Roblee of ICC & (2018-2019) President Robert Grostick

President Paul Featherston Honoring Charlie McLihargey 2018 Code Official of the Year


Charity Golf Outing (pictures)

WINNERS of Education Scholarship Golf Outing

Education Agenda

Tuesday September 25, 2018

Sealing the envelope, Weather resisitive Barriers & Flashings

Dirt to doorknobs CP-18-00192 3 Hour Tech. & 3 Hour Plan Review

Building Department Management  State Approval # CP-18-001782 Admin.2 Com.

Wednesday September 26, 2018

2015 MBC Exterior Wall and Opening Protection

2015 ICC Comercial Cooking Systems  

Lo-Down Spray Foam Requirements

2015 MRC Fire Separation Construction

Thursday, September 27, 2018

2015 IFC & MBC Fire Protection Systems 

2015 MBC Field Inspections

Friday September 28, 2018

Structural Foam Injection State Approval # CP-18-00191 2 Hours Tech.

Unlawful Occupancy

2018 COCM Spring Conference

2018 COCM Spring Conference

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront

May 14 - 16, 2018

"Click" here for the EDUCATION AGENDA.

140 Attendees participated in this conference

Education sign in sheets: "Click on name of your class below"

Code App. for Nail, Glued and Cross-laminated Timber CP-18-031, ICC PP#15894

Fastener/Anchor Systems Res. & Com. Construction   CP-18-010, ICC PP#15892

Code Officials guide to UL                                         CP-18-067, ICC PP#15896

Type of Occupancies                                                    CP-18-00022, PP#15897

The Truth is somewhere in the middle                       CP-18-024, ICC PP#PENDING

Fire Prevention Suppression         CP-18-00021, PP#15898

Fire stopping PR & Inspection                                  CP-18-028, ICC PP#15895

2017 MI Commercial Energy Code                               CP-17-132, ICC PP#15893

2018 Administration Update                                  CP-18-055, ICC PP#16180

Code/Rule Promulgation Process                               CP-18-054, ICC PP#16181

2017 Fall Conference


2017 COCM Fall Conference

Crystal Mountain  Tel 1+888.968.7686

12500 Crystal Mountain Dr.  Thompsonville, MI 49683

September 25 - 29, 2017

One of our scholarship recipients for 2017 below.



Final Education Agenda 

Tuesday September 26, 2017

2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) - 18444

2015 Michigan Building Code Update- 18014

All you wanted to know about Polymeric siding, - CP17-109

Wood Deck Construction (Structural issues), - 18222

Wood use and recognition of fire retardant wood - 18466

Promoting the Building Department, - 18220

Wednesday September 27, 2017

2015 IBC (MBC) Use of Fire and Smoke Separations - CP17-70

2015 IBC (MBC) Allowable Heights & Area - CP17-118

Construction /Property Compliance. - CP17-98

2015 Special Inspection Requirements - CP17-105

Building Performance Issues - CP17-103

Low Impact Foundation System - CP17-100

Significant Changes to the Michigan Commercial Energy Code 2017 - CP17-111

Thursday September 28, 2017

2015 IBC (MBC) Exit Systems, - CP17-108

2015 IBC (MBC) Mixed Occupancies,- CP17-117 

Key Relationships,- 18221

Firestop seminar, Compliance for design - CP17-120

Barrier Management - Design with compliance in mind  - CP17-99                                                    

Friday September 29, 2017

Complaint Documentation - CP17-65

2017 Bureau of Construction Codes Update - CP17-96

Spring 2017

COCM 2017 Spring Conference    MAY 8 - 11, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel    Bay City - Riverfront

Matt Reno, Receiving and awrd from President Jones

2017 Spring Conference Education Agenda

Monday 5/8/17

CP17-64 Skilled Trade Act           "Click here for attendees"

CP-17-75 IT Overview of Accela    "Click here for attendees"

CP-17-15 Plan Review Issues    "Click here for attendees"

CP-17-58 Barrier Free design exceptions    "Click here for attendees"

CP-17-76 Medical Marihuana Administration   "Click here for attendees"

CP-17-60 2015 MI Mech. & Int. Fuel gas code Update  "Click here for attendees"

CP-17-53 Health Care Facilities Art. 517    "Click here for attendees" ICCPP# 12847

CP-17-57 Significant Changes in 2015 MRC  "Click here for attendees" ICC PP# 12848

CP-17-31 Plumbing Code Update    "Click here for attendees" ICC PP# 12849

Tuesday 5/9/17

CP-17-20 Carbon Monoxide requirements   "Click here for attendees" ICC PP# 10161

18206 Spray Foam Plastic Insulation 2009IRC & 2012IBC  "Click here for attendees" ICC PP# 12850

18129 Wall Bracing Workshop     "Click here for attendees" ICC PP# 12851

CP-16-27 Top 10 Framing Concerns , "Click here for attendees" ICC PP# 6020

Wednesday 5/10/17

CP-17-43 2015 Michigan Energy Code for residential update "Click here for attendees"

CP-17-17 Firestop Plan Review, installation and inspection. "Click here for attendees" ICC PP# 12852

CP-17-16 Code compliance for Pole Barns "Click here for attendees" ICC PP# 12856

CP-16-10 Communication class "Click here for attendees" ICC PP# 12853

18407 Michigan Residential Energy Code " Click here for attendees"

Thursday 5/11/17

CP-17-11 Builders update class "Click here for attendees" ICC PP# 12854

CP-17-18 Structural Steel Course "Click here for attendees"

CP-17-51 Spring Concrete Refresher "Click here for attendees"

PRESENTATIONS PROVIDED, let us know if you want or need a presentation for a class you attended.

CP-17-00076 Medical Marihuana Administration by Keith Lambert Monday 5/8  "Click here for Presentation"

CP-17-00043 MI Energy Code Class by Tim Mrozowski Wednesday 5/10 Track 1 8-9  "Click here for Presentation"
CP-17-00010 Communication Class by Ken LaBelle Wednesday 5/10 Track 2 9-12    "Click here for Presentation"

18407 MI Residential Energy Code by Tim Mrozowski Wed. 5/10 Track 2 1.5-3.5    "Click here for Presentation"

 CP-17-00011 Builders Update Class 2015 by Ken LaBelle & Jason Griffin Thursday 5/11 Track 1  8-11 "Click here for Presentation"

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront

Fall 2016 Conference


COCM 2016 Fall Conference

Bavarian Inn - Frankenmouth     September 27 - 30, 2016 

 2016 Fall Conference Agenda 2016 Fall Conference Attendees

Alex Bishop missed but never forgotten ...

"Click Following for this year's pictures" 

1   2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  14  15

Code Official of the Year - 2016  Martie Van Berlo



2016 Fall Conference Presentations
IBC Accessible Means of Egress

IRC Residential Deck Construction

Inspection of Concrete in Normal, Hot & Cold Temperatures   Part 1   Part 2

2016 Fall Conference Sign In & Attendance Sheets

#18447  IBC Accessible Means of Egress   (ICC PPP #1010-8290)

#18448  IRC Residential Deck Construction  (ICC PPP #10108286)

#18442  Structural Insulated Panels  ICC PPP #1059-8662)

#18441  Inspection of Concrete in Normal, Hot and Cold Temperatures  (ICC PPP #1059-8663)

#18380  Avoiding Exterior Envelope Failures  ICC PPP #1010-8291)

#18446  Performing 2012 IBC Structural Plan Reviews  (ICC PPP #1010-8294)

#18386  Fire Door Systems, a Guide to Code Compliance  (ICC PPP #1007-641)

#18139  Top 25 Serious Violations in Construction  (ICC PPP #1059-8665)

#18233  Movement Control  (ICC PPP #1059-8950)

#18234  Flashing Multi Wythe Masonry Walls  (ICC PPP #1059-8853)

#18235  Special Inspection for Structural Masonry  (ICC PPP #1059-8852)

#18236  Energy Code Compliance for Single Wythe Masonry  (ICC PPP #1059-8951)

#18276  FEMA and Flood Zone Construction Issues  (ICC PPP #1059-8661)

#16-000001 Uniform Code Application  (ICC PPP #1059-9037)

2016 ASC

2016 COCM Spring Conference    April 27 - 29, 2016

Double Tree Hilton Hotel - Holland      650 E 24th St.  Holland, Mi. 49423   616-394-0111

Spring 2016 Education Agenda                    2016 ASC Attendee List


 Building Department Management Program Handout

2016 Spring Conference Sign-in/Certificate of Attendance 

Click on each document to download and save as a pdf copy and print if desired.

1.  #18378  Mold and Moisture in Buildings

2.  #18387  Great Lakes Superior Walls

3.  #18207  History of Testing & Use of Cellulose Insulation

4.  #18388  Porter Plant Tour

5.  #18377  Michigan Energy Code Update

6.  #18381  Construction in Existing Buildings

7.  #18223  Special Inspection Requirements

8.  #18219  Building Department Management

9.  #18275  Michigan Residential Code Update

10. #18371  Dry Crawlspace Science

11. #18370  Firestop Installation, Inspection & Burn

2016 Joint Winter Conference


2016 COCM Winter Conference Information

Held at Ramada Inn & Conference Center - Lansing, MI

February 2 & 3, 2016 

2016 Joint Winter Meeting Education Agenda           Attendee List

Certificate of Attendance by Program Title: 

1.  #18315  Residential Energy Code

2.  #18314  Michigan Manufactured Housing

3.  #18251  Bridging the Generator Gap

4.  #18292   Soils and Foundations

5.  #18291  Special Inspections

6.  #18252  Electricity and Fire

7.  #18250  2015 Michigan Residential Code

8.  #18283  Ductless Mini Splits & Inverter Technology

9.  #18309  Code Compliance for Condensate Control

10. #18285  Behind the Wall - Plumbing Secrets

11. #18281  NSF/ANSI 14 Plastic Pipe and Fittings - Testing and Certification Process 

12. #18041  Anti Scald Valves - What's Hot, What's Not

13. #18042  Plumbing Code on Backflow Preventers

14. #18290  ACA Introduction and Training

15. #18321  Administration and Code Enforcement 

16. #18318  Accessibility   2009 A117 1 

2022 Fall Conference

2022 Fall Conference Information to be inserted here when available