Code Advisory Committee

The Code Advisory Committee makes recommendations about building codes to the Building Inspection Commission.

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    Meetings

    Schedule

    Second Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held remotely on WebEx.

    Minutes and recordings

    Minutes are posted online as they become available after the meeting date. Recordings are available for a small duplication fee.

    Public comment

    Public comment is welcome and will be heard during each agenda item. Agendas are published online 72 hours before a regularly scheduled meeting, and are posted at the Main Library in the Government Documents Section.

    Reference documents relating to agenda are available for review at the 49 South Van Ness Ave, 2nd Floor, Technical Services Counter. For information, please email ken.hu@sfgov.org.

    About

    The Code Advisory Committee consists of 17 members who are qualified by training and experience to deliberate and make recommendations on matters pertaining to the development and improvement of the content of the San Francisco Building Code, Mechanical Code, Electrical Code, Plumbing Code, Green Building Code and Housing Code as well as related rules and regulations or proposed ordinances that the Director of the Building Inspection Department determines may have an impact on construction permits. Specific recommendations of this Committee are directed to the Building Inspection Commission for their further action.

    People

    Committee members

    The Code Advisory Committee is composed of 17 members appointed by the Building Inspection Commission. All members serve for 3 years. The current term ends on August 10, 2022.

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    Stephen Harris, S.E
    Chair
    Small Projects Civil Engineer
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    J. Edgar Fennie Jr., AIA
    Vice Chair
    Major Projects Architect
    5516,
    Tony Sanchez-Corea, III
    President and CEO and A.R.Sanchez-Corea & Associates
    5516,
    Arnie Lerner, FAIA, CASp
    Disability Access Advocate
    5516,
    Henry Karnilowicz
    Commercial Property Owner/Manager
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    Robert Wong, M.E.
    Mechanical Engineer/Contractor
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    Rene Vignos, S.E. Major
    Project Structural Engineer
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    Jim Reed
    Electrical Engineer/Contractor
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    Brian Salyers
    Fire Protection Engineer
    5516,
    Don Libbey
    Major Projects Contractor
    5516,
    Nancy Goldenberg, AIA, LEED AP
    Historical Preservation Architect
    5516,
    Marc Cunningham
    Member-at-Large
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    Brian Caruso
    Member-at-Large
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    Jonathan Rodriquez
    Member-at-Large
    5516,
    Gina Centoni
    Remodel Contractor
    5516,
    Ira Dorter
    Residential Projects Contractor
    5516,
    Zachary Nathan, AIA,CASp
    Small Projects Architect
    5516,
    Dan DeCossio
    Ex-Officio Member
    Fire Marshall

    Staff

    5516,
    Thomas Fessler
    Secretary
    Technical Services Division
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    Contact

    Technical Services Division

    49 South Van Ness Avenue
    Suite 500
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Phone

    Secretary

    628-652-3721