|Board Composition:||The Building-Related and Fire Codes Appeals and Advisory Board is comprised of 34 Members of which 17 are primary voting members and 17 are alternates. All Members and Alternates are qualified by experience and training to act on building-related and fire codes and may not be employees of the City. Each member serves a two-year term with a limit of three consecutive two-year terms.
A quorum is met if nine (9) of the appointed Members or their appointed Member Alternates are present for Appeals and Advisory Board and for the Committees if the majority Members are present; a Committee shall have no less the four (4) members and not more than seven (7) members.
|Appointed by:||City Council, with nominations by industry associations that are affiliated with nationally recognized organizations|
|District; At-Large; Mayoral Appointment:||At Large|
|Categories:||The 17 primary voting members are comprised as follows: A structural engineer; a fire protection engineer; an electrical engineer; a plumbing engineer or a mechanical engineer; an architect; two (2) building contractors registered by the City; two (2) master electricians; two (2) air conditioning and refrigeration contractors; a master plumber; a commercial building contractor; a commercial building owner, manager, or their representative; a Residential Group R-2 multi-family building owner, manager, or their representative; and a master sign electrician. The master electrician, air conditioning and refrigeration contractors, and master plumber must have 1 (one) Member and (one) 1 alternate for both an open and organized labor shop. All must be licensed or registered by the State of Texas unless otherwise noted, and each category listed shall have the number of Members noted and the same number of Alternates.|
|Mission/Purpose:||The Building-Related and Fire Codes Appeals and Advisory Board (BRFCAAB) hears and decides appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the Building Official or the Fire Chief relative to the application and interpretations of Chapter 10, Chapter 11, and specific articles in Chapter 28 of the City Code. In addition, the Appeals and Advisory Board shall review building-related and fire codes issues when requested to do so by the Building Official or Fire Chief and shall provide a recommendation to the Building Official or Fire Chief. The Board may form committees to advise it on specific matters as the purpose of code review committees is to review the newly published codes and to receive public comments on these codes and their associated amendments.
|Meeting Schedule & Location:||Meetings are scheduled when an Appeal has been presented or if the City needs input on adopting Codes and Ordinances. Meetings are held in the Board Room of the Cliff Morton Development and Business Service Center located at 1901 S. Alamo St. |
|Ordinance/Articles of Incorporation/By Laws:||2018-06-21-0493|