To preserve and promote the Health, Safety, and Welfare of the public through the regulation of the built environment with codes and standards that are clear, concise, consistent and enforceable, recognizing the unique characteristics of San Francisco, and striking a balance between scientific knowledge and real-world conditions.
The Code Advisory Committee
The Code Advisory Committee (CAC) 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.
The CAC is composed of 17 members appointed by the Building Inspection Commission. The current members and the expiration dates of their seats are:
J. Edgar Fennie Jr., AIA - Chair Major Projects Architect
Tony Sanchez-Corea, III - Vice Chair General Business Community
Arnie Lerner, AIA Historic Preservation Architect
Henry Karnilowicz Commerical Property Owner/Manager
Lee Yvonne Phillips Disability Access Advocate
Jim Reed Electrical Engineer/Contractor
Jerry Cunningham, P.E. Fire Protection Engineer
Tony Lau Major Projects Contactor
Rene Vignos, S.E. Major Projects Structural Engineer
Robert Wong Mechanical Engineer/Contractor
Marc Cunningham Member-at-Large
Ilene Dick Member-at-Large
Ira Dorter Member-at-Large
Kevin Wallace Remodel Contractor
Shane O'Reilly Residential Projects Contractor
Zachary Nathan, AIA Small Projects Architect
Stephen Harris, S.E. Small Projects Civil Engineer
Tom C. Hui, S.E., C.B.O. Ex-Officio Member
Michie Wong, Fire Marshall Ex-Officio Member
All Seats Expire * August 18, 2013
* Terms currently extended pending new appointments.
(Terms are for three years)
Kirk Means, Secretary to the Code Advisory Committee may be reached at:
Technical Services Division
Department of Building Inspection
1660 Mission Street, 1st Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103-2414
(415) 575-6832, FAX (415) 558-6401
The CAC meets regularly on the second Wednesday of each month. Each member of the full Committee also serves on a subcommittee.
The Agenda is published 72 hours before a regularly scheduled meeting. Agendas are posted at the Main Library in the Government Documents Section, and the Bulletin Board located at the ground floor elevator lobby of 1660 Mission Street. The agendas are also available by contacting Kirk Means, Secretary at 575-6832 and on the Department's website at www.sfgov.org/dbi under the Agendas & Minutes.