Board of Examiners
A group of experts that determines if new construction methods or materials comply with safety standards.
The Board of Examiners meets when specific cases are submitted for review.
Depending on the subject of the appeal, only members with particular designated seats will be called upon to attend.
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.
The Board is composed of 13 members appointed by the Building Inspection Commission and two ex-officio members. Terms will expire September 15, 2025.