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Code Advisory Committees

Six (6) Code Advisory Committees advise the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) and its staff on proposed building standards:

The Code Advisory Committees annually review the technical merit of building standards proposed by state agencies, and provide recommendations to CBSC.

Committee members are appointed by CBSC and represent the public, building design professionals, the building and construction industry, local government building officials, fire officials, and other affected parties.  Members serve three-year terms and are not compensated, but are reimbursed for travel expenses. 

The current 2015-2017 committees follow: 


Accessibility Committee [ACCESS]

Members

Positions

Jay Salazar, PE (Chair) Local Government Building Official
Margaret Johnson (Vice Chair)
Disability Access Advocate-Mobility Impairment
Dawn Anderson
Disability Access Advocate-Hearing Impairment
Michael Gibbens Construction Industry
Warren Wilson, PE Fire Official
Jay Whisenant, AIA
Architect
John Paul Scott, AIA Disability Access Advocate-Cognitive Impairment
Eugene Lozano, Jr. Disability Access Advocate-Visual Impairment
Daniel Kaiser Public Member
Eric Jacobsen, AIA
Ex-Officio
Angela Jemmott
Ex-Officio
Chris Adamson
University of California

Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and Energy Committee [PEME]

Members

Positions

Ronald Takiguchi, PE (Chair) Local Government Building Official
Michael Stone (Vice Chair)
Environmental/Energy Organization
Harry Moos Construction Industry
David Field, AIA
Architect
David Dias Public Member
Carrie Pollard Local Government Water Efficiency Official
Edward Saltzberg, PE Mechanical Engineer
Walt Vernon, PE Electrical Engineer
Gini Krippner Fire Official
Bob Adler
Plumbing Inspector
Lynn Palmer Ex-Officio - DGS
Gregg Briggs Ex-Officio - Caltrans
David Castillo, PE
Ex-Officio - OSHPD
Delano Kirkish
Ex-Officio - OSHPD
Fred Bockmiller
University of California

Building, Fire and Other Committee [BFO]

Members

Positions

Steve Burger (Chair)
Local Government Building Official
Kerwin Lee, AIA (Vice Chair) Architect
Christina Kiefer Fire Official
Anthony Calderone, PE
Construction Industry
Robert Raymer, PE Commercial Building Industry
Ryan McIntosh
Public Member
Armin Wolski, PE Registered Fire Protection Engineer
Carol Bartolo Loeffler Disability Access Advocate
David Castillo, PE
Ex-Officio - OSHPD
Gini Krippner
Ex-Officio - University of California

Structural Design/Lateral Forces Committee [SDLF]

Members

Positions

George Thomas III, PE (Chair)
Local Government Building Official
Ed Gharibans, PE (Vice Chair)
Structural Engineer
Bill Zellmer, AIA
Architect
John Oglesby General Contractor
Mehrshad Ketabdar, PE, SE
Structural Engineer
Dave Adams Structural Engineer
Anthony Calderone, PE Public Member
Fred Turner, SECB Ex-Officio - Seismic Safety Commission
Deborah Wylie, AIA
Ex-Officio - University of California

Health Facilities Committee [HF]

Members

Positions

Sharon Goei, PE (Chair)
Local Government Building Official
Cheryl Domnitch, PE (Vice Chair)
Fire Protection Engineer
Carl Scheuerman, FACHE Acute Care Hospital Representative
Walter Vernon, PE Electrical Engineer
David Mollinedo
Architect
Rene Amy
General Contractor
John Kouletsis, AIA
Primary Care/Specialty Clinic Representative
Sudhir Agrawal, PE
Mechanical Engineer
Bill Zellmer, AIA Skilled Nursing Representative
Gale E. Bate Public Member
Connie Christensen, AIA
Ex-Officio - OSHPD
Delano Kirkish
Ex-Officio - OSHPD
Lynn Palmer
Ex-Officio - DGS
Dana Johnson
University of California

Green Building Committee (GREEN)

Members

Positions

Robert Raymer, PE (Chair) Commercial Building Industry
Gregory Mahoney (Vice Chair) Local Government Building Official
Gustus Fischer, AIA Architect
Osama Younan
Environmental Organization
Russell King, PE Mechanical Engineer
Judi G. Schweitzer Residential Construction Industry
Ron Takiguchi, PE
Electrical Engineer
David Walls Public Member/Local Government Water Efficiency Official 
George Apple Fire Official
Lynn Palmer
Ex-Officio - DGS
Delano Kirkish
Ex-Officio - OSHPD
Dana Papke Waters
Ex-Officio - ARB
Thomas Lollini, FAIA
University of California