Dick Edwards is a Licensed General Contractor and Expert Witness. He has been working in the field of construction and engineering for over 20 years. In 2005 Mr. Edwards was hired by Pacific InterWest Building Consultants as Vice President of Operations. He oversaw a six fold increase in staff and a doubling of division revenue for three consecutive years. Dick has numerous certifications as a building inspector and is also a certified Green Point Rater. Dick is also a certified Post-tensioned concrete reinforcement inspector and AAMA certified window installer. Mr. Edwards graduated from the University of Wyoming and holds two undergraduate degrees in the fields of Psychology and Natural Science/Mathematics.
Dick’s certifications include:
- Post-tensioned concrete reinforcement inspector
- AAMA certified window installer
- Green Point Rater
- Numerous Building Inspection certifications
During his 35-year career in the construction industry, Glen Martin has held a variety of executive leadership roles for multiple startup companies and Fortune 100 corporations where his expertise in residential, commercial, and industrial construction helped orchestrate the successful completion of multi-million dollar projects around the world.
As Division President of Standard Pacific and Group President of Toll Brothers, Glen was responsible for directing and managing all high-density and multi-family projects, in addition to all single-family detached and townhomes in Northern California. Glen’s experience with land acquisition and planning, architecture, project and construction management, and quality control are evidenced in the high-end custom homes and multi-family projects he managed in California.
As the former Chairman of the California Building Industry Association Codes and Energy Committee, Glen worked with the Building Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development on a variety of laws and code changes. Glen is a licensed California Contractor (both A and B) and a licensed California Real Estate Broker. In addition to his role at Pacific InterWest, Glen is also the principal of a project management firm servicing the oil industry in the Middle East.
Charles Schoenberger has over 40 years of experience in the home building and real estate development business. Mr. Schoenberger is a partner and Senior Vice President of Operations with The O’Brien Group, where he began in 1990. Since then, he has managed the development of more than 5000 homes in over 45 communities. Through his innovation, Mr. Schoenberger has positioned O’Brien Homes as one of the top quality builders in the nation, positioning the company too often rank in the top 10 of customer satisfaction. Mr. Schoenberger brings to BSI his extensive knowledge of the homebuilding industry. He has helped develop quality standards and systems within the residential industry and contributed to industry publications. Mr. Schoenberger has taught NAHB classes in Critical Path Scheduling (CPM), is a licensed contractor since 1982. Professional affiliations include serving on the Board of Directors of the Northern California Building Industry Association, The Associated Builders and Contractors trade organization, 30 Homeowner Association Boards, a variety of architectural review committees, and as President of the Cordevalle Community Services District.
Gary W. Hambly is the Executive Vice President of BSI and Director of Development. Mr. Hambly is currently President/CEO of the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association which is the statewide trade association representing the interest for aggregate and ready-mix concrete industry. Mr. Hambly served as President of HBA of Northern CA from 1990-2003 and as Director of Governmental Affairs for HBANC from 1980-1990. While under his leadership, Mr. Hambly conceived and implemented several state and nationally recognized policy and outreach initiatives. He brings to BSI an experienced and astute understanding of the political aspects of residential building.
Mr. Wolfson is a principal at the consulting firm Building Performance Network, with over 40 years experience in design/planning, real estate development, mediation/arbitration, and defect analysis for commercial, institutional, industrial and residential construction. He holds licenses as a registered architect, general building contractor and real estate broker. Mr. Wolfson was the lead designer/principal on projects such as the Baltimore Rapid Rail System and the Santa Barbara and Eureka freeway investigations. Professional affiliations include membership in AIA, NCARB, CSI and ICBO. Mr. Wolfson also co-authored two publications on residential building standards and has received numerous awards of distinction for his designs.
Robert Rivinius is Principal of The RHR Group and is Executive Director of the Family Business Association. Bob served for 30 years as President and CEO of the California Building Industry Association, and also as President and CEO of the Greater Los Angeles World Trade Center Association. He has served as the elected President of the following organizations: National Association of Home Builders Executive Officers Council; Sacramento Society of Association Executives, which in 1985 named him Association Executive of the Year; and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento. He has also served on the Board of Directors of American Society of Association Executives and HomeAid America. In 1987, Gov. Deukmejian appointed Bob to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. He was reappointed by Gov. Wilson and was President of the Board in 1993. Mr. Rivinius, a graduate of CSU-Sacramento School of Business and Public Administration, received the Outstanding Alumnus award from the CSU-Sacramento Business School and the Distinguished Service award from the CSU-Sacramento Alumni Association. In recognition of his experience, Mr. Rivinius was inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame in 2004.
Paul Menard is a Senior Facilities Planner with the California Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), Office of Court Construction and Management (OCCM). The Judicial Branch of California state government, is currently undertaking a $6.5 billion Courthouse Facilities Program with lease-revenue bond funding. The program comprises 50 projects ranging in cost from $6 million to $634 million in 43 of California’s 58 counties. All new capital projects will achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating of Silver. Mr. Menard was President of Paul Menard Associates (PMA), a full service design/build firm. He has been an active and influential member of the architectural and design/build communities since 1979 and holds licenses both as a registered architect and general building contractor. Projects completed by PMA include commercial buildings, office, retail, veterinary, and restaurant tenant improvements, private residences, and multi-family housing. Mr. Menard is an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. Art and Design, 1977), a member of the American Institute of Architects, past president of the AIA Central Valley Chapter (2000), a member of the project review committee of the Smart Growth Leadership Council (a joint program of the Environmental Council of Sacramento and AIA Central Valley Chapter).
Mr. Zamrzla has been involved in the construction industry since 1957. He brings a wide range of knowledge and unparalleled reputation to BSI, from field operations to expert witness services and consulting. As a licensed contractor, he is a recognized specialist in exterior envelopes of structures, with emphasis in water intrusion and the roofing and waterproofing industries. Membership and activities include President of the National Roofing Contractors’ Association; two-time Congressional Appointee to White House Conference on Small Business and Chairman of the Coalition for Quality Affordable Housing and President of the Construction Industry Legislative Council. Mr. Zamrzla has been the recipient of many awards and titles, including the RCA of Southern California Award of Excellence and the NRCA’s J. A. Piper Award, the national roofing industry’s highest award of achievement. He has also been recognized for special achievement by the California Senate, California Assembly and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Bob was hired by the California Building Industry Association in 1981 to serve as Staff Engineer. After obtaining his license as a Professional Engineer (Mechanical) in 1985, Bob was promoted to the position of CBIA Technical Director. In this capacity, Bob represents California’s homebuilders at the local, state and national level on such code-related issues as energy efficiency, green building design, disabled accessibility, fire safety and indoor air quality. Bob was recently appointed as Chair of the California Building Standards Commission’s Green Building Code Advisory Committee. Bob has degrees in mechanical engineering, environmental studies and engineering technology from CSU Sacramento, where he served as President of the student body in 1978-79.
Stacy Beers is the Chief Financial Officer for Pacific InterWest Building Consultants, Inc. and has more than 25 years of experience working with developers, architects, general contractors and suppliers. In addition to her extensive financial and operations experience, her background includes project management, construction administration, human resources, purchasing, estimating, marketing and information technology. Stacy is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of The Professional Women in Building (PWB).
The Board Members of The Building Standards Institute lost a respected leader, Chairman, Director and friend last year, David E. MacLellan. Dave was instrumental in the founding of our organization and brought over 45 years of experience in the construction industry to the Board.
During his career, Dave constructed 18 residential projects, currently valued at over $300 million and was responsible for planning, design, construction, finance, marketing and community association administration. He was a winner of the AIA and Urban Land Institute Award for Architectural Planning, three MAME awards for design excellence, and the William Watson Memorial President’s Award from the HBANC (2002). Dave was also inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame in June 2011.
Dave was a graduate engineer, Licensed General Contractor (B), and a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson. He was the principal author of four books on residential construction quality and maintenance published by MacLellan Media, Inc. and a Certified Mediator (University of Oregon School of Law), a Partition Referee in the California Superior Courts, and served on the Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. He was past President and Director of the Northern California Homebuilders Association, Eastern Division and served on the CBIA Construction Dispute Resolution Task Force.
Dave embodied an exceptional blend of inventive spirit, foresight, and entrepreneurship. We will all miss him deeply.
The Building Standards Institute engages in research and development in fields of study that have historically been problematic for both home builders and consumers. This research program contains many facets, including destructive testing, work in laboratories with scientific and educational partners, and intelligence gathering through internet research.
Research Project I: Research Project I is the study of sulfate attack on concrete in the field. The performance of concrete foundations of houses 35 to 40 years old in a sulfate soils environment will be made by coring, followed by strict protocol laboratory testing. Petrographic analysis and scanning electron microscope analysis will be performed.
Research Project II: Research Project II is the study of molds and spores as a human pathogen. While molds are found everywhere, they can become concentrated in today's tightly built houses. Although numerous health claims have been made recently, there are no federal or state standards to determine harmful exposure to mold spores and their micotoxins. The research will involve a comprehensive literature search and published clinical results.
Research Project III: Research Project III is the study of green home guidelines for homeowners and builders with the goal of increasing the daily use of sustainable and renewable materials while decreasing the use of water and carbon products. The first phase of the project is the creation of the 2011 Green Home Maintenance supplement used to educate homeowners on energy and water conserving home products and their recommended maintenance. The second phase is the submission of qualifications as reviewers of CALGreen Residential Mandatory Measures to cities within the San Francisco Bay Area...
In multi-family residential construction, involving fire-rated assemblies stress relief in the fire-rated assemblies is important, but often overlooked.
The 2015 Gypsum Association Fire Resistance Design Manual (the 21st Edition or GA-600-2015) addresses perimeter relief and control joints in fire rated gypsum panel assemblies in Section II on page 18. It is specifically noted that these control and strain relief designs do not affect the fire rating of any rated assembly.
Since the 2009 version or the 20th edition of the Gypsum Association Fire Resistance Design Manual is a Standard Reference in the 2016 CBC (Chapter 35), this Standard Reference has the same standing as the Code for the 2016 Code Cycle. The 2015 FRDM is not adopted in the 2016 CBC, but why not use the design recommendations in the most current version of this Standard Reference?
A number of Strain Relief designs are listed in the 2015 Gypsum Association Fire Resistance Design Manual on pages 279 to 301 and include walls, ceilings, shafts, and head wall conditions.
This Seminar is an interactive 4 hour course designed to increase the skill levels of field superintendents and customer service personnel.
This award winning program is currently being taught to hundreds of site superintendents and customer service employees.
The California Building Industry Association (CBIA) recently announced that they would support a series of executive orders established by the Governer's Administration that outlines a series of "green building programs" for state-owned buildings and the commercial sector.
The Administration is sponsoring a legislative proposal which would: