The Building Standards Institute (BSI) is comprised of a recognized group of professional and experienced volunteers within the building industry. We draw our membership from a wide range of backgrounds and specialties, all committed to the same goal of improving standards and education within the residential building community.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dick Edwards is Chairman of the Building Standards Institute, 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:
As a builder and graduate engineer, David MacLellan brings a builder and developer's background to BSI, as well as his extensive experience in all facets of housing development, light construction and defect analysis. He has provided expert witness testimony in over 300 cases, and is a highly regarded authority on defect litigation issues. He is the principal author of two publications on residential building standards. Professional affiliations include legislative liaison for the CBIA Construction Dispute Resolution Task Force, past president of the BIA of N. California, Eastern Division, Chairman Emeritus of Pacific InterWest Building Consultants, Inc.