Board of Examiners

A group of experts that determines if new construction methods or materials comply with safety standards.

Meetings

Schedule

The Board of Examiners meets when specific cases are submitted for review.

Board attendance

Depending on the subject of the appeal, only members with particular designated seats will be called upon to attend.

About

The Board of Examiners is a group of experts created under Section 105.1 of the San Francisco Building Code. The purpose of the Board is to hear and determine the requests by the public as to whether new materials, new methods or types of construction comply with the standards of safety established by the San Francisco Construction Codes which include San Francisco Building Code, Plumbing Code, Electrical Code and Mechanical Code. The Board also has the power to determine reasonable interpretation of the provisions of the San Francisco Building Code, and to hear the appeals from the Director's condemnation order involving construction methods, assemblies or materials or where safety is involved.

People

Board members

The Board is composed of 13 members appointed by the Building Inspection Commission and two ex-officio members. Terms will expire September 15, 2025.

 

Vacant seats:

  • Registered Structural Engineer Seat
  • General Contractor Seat
  • Highrise Sprinkler - Building Owner Representative Seat
  • Tenant & Licensed Architect, Civil or Structural Engineer Seat
8260,
Manuel Flores
Building Trade Seat
8260,
Meng Hsiu Chen
Registered Mechanical Engineer Seat
8260,
Bradley Sugarman
Licensed Architect Seat
8260,
Sam H. Alkhatib
Registered Electrical Engineer Seat
8260,
Dan Caracciolo
Licensed Plumbing Contractor Seat
8260,
James Reed
Licensed Electrical Contractor Seat
8260,
Armin Wolski
Registered Fire Protection Engineer Seat
8260,
Randy Collins
Licensed Structural Engineer, Specializes in Seismic Improvements Seat
8260,
Michael Robbins
Property Owner and Licensed Architect, Civil or Structural Engineer Seat

Ex-officio staff

8260,
8260,
Ken Cofflin
Fire Marshal

Contact

Department of Building Inspection

Board of Examiners
49 South Van Ness Avenue
5th floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Phone

Secretary Willy Yau