Monthly Meetings - 4th Tuesday of Each Month
(except July and August) January 28, 2020
NoVA ASHI TECHNICAL SEMINAR
April 3rd and 4th, 2020
Glenn began his construction career in 1996 in the trenches, starting as a laborer and carpenter’s apprentice at the age of 19. Learning quickly from quality mentors he progressed to framing homes as a subcontractor and later operating his own remodeling and deck-construction company. In 2005, Glenn packed up his tools and became a building, plumbing, and mechanical inspector for the City of Westminster, Colorado. For the next 13 years, he grew in responsibilities at the City in roles as inspector and plan reviewer, and he earned his Master Code Professional Certification from ICC. In 2007 he taught his first building code class, Building Codes for Building Decks, for a local lumberyard, and this began his 10-year steady development in writing, teaching, and consulting, while still working full-time for the City.
Glenn has authored over 70 technical articles in publications such as “Professional Deck Builder”, “The Journal of Light Construction”, “Fine Homebuilding”, and “The Building Safety Journal”, as well as the International Code Council’s book, Deck Construction Based on the 2009 International Residential Code. From 2011 to the end of 2013, he took the role as Technical Advisor to the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), where he assisted the association with code related initiatives and the development of the Master Deck Professional, Codes and Standards Certification. He represented the decking industry in the ICC code development process for the creation of many of the deck provisions first published in the 2015 IRC. He is a professional speaker and educator in residential codes, with audiences ranging from contractors to building officials at both public and private events.
In 2012 he began exploring the use of technology to make codes more accessible and understandable. At the end of that year, he opened www.BuildingCodeCollege.com, an emerging, ICC-approved Preferred Provider, online school, with the goal of creating a platform to offer his and other instructors’ education. For the next 6 years, he would slowly work on developing online classes and an online reputation for quality code education that dives into the “intent and purpose” of the code provisions.
In Spring of 2018, Glenn took the big leap, and after 13 years with the City of Westminster while for 10 years simultaneously feeding his passion for educating, he left the City to pursue full-time commitment to code education through BuildingCodeCollege.com. Drawing on his experience as a tradesman, contractor, consultant and building inspector, he is able to review, discuss, and teach the standards of construction with a true understanding of the realities involved with applying them in the field.
- First you need Articles of Incorporation as a non-profit, also referred to as the certificate of incorporation or the corporate charter. This document acts as a charter to establish the existence of a corporation in the United States and is filed with your State Secretary of State. This can be done online and will need to be renewed every few years. Each state is different.
- Second, once incorporated, the chapter needs a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN). This can be completed online at irs.gov.
- Step three: Once you get incorporated in your state and get your FEIN, you need to file a form 1024 with the IRS to get tax exempt status. It takes about 6 weeks, once filed. Help with this is available.
- Step four: The chapter needs to file a form 990N which is the tax return for a non-profit that has total revenue under $50,000. If the chapter’s revenue is between $50,001 and $250,000 they must file a 990-EZ. This must be done within five (5) months of the close of the chapter’s books. Most have a December 31 year end, therefore the 990 must be filed by the end of May.
- NOTE. If a chapter has NOT filed a 990 tax return with the IRS within the past three years, they must start all over by filing form 1024.