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About BlueDAG

Paul Klein and Mark Wood have been responsible for ensuring compliance with California accessibility requirements found in the California Building Code Title 24 and American with Disabilities Act for over 20 years. During this time it became clearly evident that the construction and business community was markedly deficient in their understanding of both the specific statutes and the intent of accessibility regulations. Mark was often asked to provide educational opportunities to government inspection agencies, architects, and contractors by local and state wide agencies and schools such as the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials (SVABO), California Association of Building Officials (CALBO), University of California, Davis Extension, and several Chambers’ of Commerce. Paul, with his extensive plan review background, was often asked to provide his expertise to architects and contractors in the development of plans and review and comment on site specific issues related to accessibility.
Damon Brown and Joshua Hovinga have led development on numerous projects and bring over 25 years of combined professional development experience to the table. Partnering with Mark and Paul to design, develop, and deploy the BlueDag platform. Our dedication to excellence and ongoing participation in development ensures that the BlueDag platform will consistently meet the needs of our CASp partners.

Meet the Management Team

Damon Brown

CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Damon has been developing B2B applications for desktop, web and mobile platforms for 15 years.  In 1999, Damon founded Technicate Solutions to develop applications while attending college.  Today, as a partner, developer and business development lead, Technicate continues to thrive under both he and his partners’ dedication to the company’s growth.  In 2012, Damon was named president of Datacate to provide this same dedication to infrastructure as he has for the planning and development of it.  Damon’s goal for Datacate is to maintain its boutique status while providing unparalleled service to our clients.

Damon graduated from CSU San Marcos in 2002 with a degree in Computer Science and a US Navy veteran.  He resides in Fair Oaks, CA with his wife and 2 children.

Damon@BlueDag.com

JOSHUA HOVINGA

CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Joshua comes from Technicate Solutions to Datacate as an Operations Chief.  His project management style and experience ensures that Datacate’s momentum retains at a high pace.  His keen attention to detail allows the entire team to focus on their granular requirements as he continues to focus on the “big picture”.  An excerpt from the Technicate website reads:

An honors graduate from University of California Davis’ School of Engineering, Joshua’s process development experience and quality assurance background has set him apart with Technicate clients, staff, and contractors.  Joshua has charged his team with a continual goal to streamline the development process and make each transaction a smooth and organized process for each customer. His team’s focus on communication with the client and overall efficiency in processing ensures clients will have a positive experience with Technicate that they will remember long after the project’s completion point.

Joshua holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from University of California, Davis and resides in Antelope, CA with his wife.

Josh@BlueDag.com

Paul Klein, CASp

CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Paul is co-owner and principal with California Certified Accessibility Specialists, Inc. Paul has worked for several jurisdictions in the greater Sacramento area over the last 20 years as a Building Inspector, Senior Plans Examiner, Assistant Building Official and Chief Building Official. He is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp #068) and founding member of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI). Paul is a Subject Mater Expert working for the Division of the State Architect (DSA) CASp Committee tasked with question development for the CASp Certification Exam. Paul previously served on the California Association of Building Officials (CALBO) Access Committee. From 2001 to 2005 he was a Plan Review instructor for the California Association of Building Officials (CALBO). Paul is currently an instructor for the, Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials (SVABO), and the American Institute of Architects Central Valley (AlA). He is a past president and past chair of the Code Review Committee for the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials (SVABO). Paul is certified by the International Code Council (ICC) as an Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner and holds certifications from a variety of organizations such as ICC, IAPMO and NFPA. He is a member of The National Association of Accessibility Consultants (NMC). Contact Paul Klein: Email: pklein@BlueDag.com.

Mark Wood, CASp

CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR OF ACCESS COMPLIANCE

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Mark is co-owner and principal of California Certified Accessibility Specialists (CalCasp Inc.) and holds various certifications from a variety of national organizations such as ICC, IAPMO, NFPA, and the State of California. He is certified by the International Conference of Building Officials as a Building Official, Mechanical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Electrical Inspector and Building Inspector. Mark is a past president and board member of the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials (SVABO). He is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp #043) and founding member of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI). Mark is a Subject Mater Expert working for the Division of the State Architect (DSA) CASp Committee tasked with question development for the CASp Certification Exam. Recently, Mark was selected to a team of national experts working on a comparative analysis of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the 2010 California Building Code to be completed in March 2012. Mark has provided accessibility training materials and instructed for the International Code Council (ICC), California Association of Building Officials (CALBO), Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials (SVABO), University of California Davis, and the American Institute of Architects Central Valley and San Francisco Chapters (AlA). Contact Mark Wood: Email: mwood@BlueDAG.com.

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