Vahan Margaryan CPD, GPD
V.P. Legislative
January 2021

As riotous as 2020 has been, it is finally over, let’s take a moment to acknowledge our experiences. Indisputably, 2020 was a difficult year for all of us and our organizations. ASPE and ASPE Los Angeles Chapter are not an exception – we haven’t had face-to-face meeting since April 2020. We’ve missed when our friends from other engineering companies, manufacture representatives and sales vendors will stop by in our offices for an update or a quick chat. But through these uncertain times, we have managed to adjust accordingly and maintain our bonding through online platforms. We should recognize ASPE LA Board’s (particularly Bill’s, Scott’s and Thura’s!) and active members’ effort for smooth transition to digital platform. The level of communication, collaboration and solidarity has been superb– thank you all and well done! ASPE National conducted first of its kind Digital Conference with multiple learning sessions and unique connection opportunities. Hope many of us took advantage of this chance on participating and supporting ASPE.

As we look towards 2021, we all hope for quick and strong recovery and return to usual lifestyle.

I wish you all a safe and healthy holiday season.

ASPE is offering two virtual CPD review classes in 2021 on February 13, 14, and 20 and February 27, 28, and March 6. The classes are $300 for ASPE Members and $500 for nonmembers. CPD Exam dates are April 5-16. Registration closes on April 8, 2021

Reminder -The International Code Council has begun its 2024 code development process and confirmed its Committee Action Hearings will leverage a virtual model for participants. Taking place April 11 through May 5, 2021, all interested parties are encouraged to participate as modern and innovative building codes and standards affect the safety and sustainability of all our buildings and communities. Committee member selection is underway, and submissions for code change proposals are currently open. The Code Council will be accepting code change proposals through January 11, 2021. Anyone is able to submit a proposal via the Code Council’s cloud-based program, cdpACCESS, at cdpaccess.com.

Be well, stay well.