Building Code Development Committee

Staff Liaison: Allan Fraser  

Scope: 

The Building Code Development Committee (BCDC) is charged with:

  • Identifying existing needs and emerging issues within the construction code enforcement community.
  • Providing recommendations  regarding how NFPA can provide leadership on needs and emerging issues affecting the construction codes enforcement community.
  • Developing recommendations and position papers on emerging issues.
  • Participating in the NFPA codes and standards development process to help ensure that NFPA's documents are technically sound, reasonable and enforceable.
  • Providing recommendations on subjects relating to other NFPA program areas that impact building construction and construction codes enforcement community.

Committee members:

  • Jim Muir (Chair), Chief Building Official, Building Safety, Clark County, WA (2001)
  • Matt Bailey, Building Official, Construction Services, Lowell, AR (2013)
  • Rick Breezee, Building Official, Metropolitan Airports Commission, Minneapolis, MN (2000)
  • Sal DiCristina (Co-Chair), Construction Code Official, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (2000)
  • Mark Joiner, Administrator, Louisiana Uniform Construction Code Council, Baton Rouge, LA (2015)
  • Robert Kelly, Manager, Department of Permitting Services, Montgomery County, MD (2015)
  • Medard Kopczynski, CBO, City Manager, Keene, NH (2005)
  • Jon Laux, Senior Inspector/Plans Examiner, Building Department, Twin Falls, ID (2015)
  • Jim Sayers, Commercial Plans Examiner, Building Codes Division, Clackamas County, OR (2013)
  • Steve Stokes, Chief Building Official, Building Department, Amador County, CA (2013)
  • Brian Wert, President, Brian Wert Inspection Agency, Hudson, WS (2012)
  • Jerry Wooldridge, Manager, Building and Safety, Reedy Creek Improvement District, Lake Buena Vista, FL (2012)

Position papers:

  • Building Code Guidelines for Tiny Homes, 2016 - pending
  • Guidelines for Remote Video Inspections, 2016 - pending

Next scheduled meeting: 

  • June, 2017, Boston, MA, Agenda

Previous meeting agendas and minutes:

  • October 6-7, 2016, San Diego, CA, Agenda, Minutes
  • July 8, 2016, Conference call, Minutes
  • June 16, 2016, Conference call, Minutes
  • May 24, 2016, Conference call, Minutes
  • May 3-4, 2016, San Antonio, TX, Minutes
  • March 8, 2016, Conference call, Minutes