Special Inspections Enforcement in North Texas

  • 25 Aug 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Maggiano's Little Italy - 205 Northpark Center, Dallas, TX 75225
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Special Inspection Enforcement in North Texas

Panel Discussion on the on the special inspections process being implemented in the Dallas/Fort Worth market with the purpose to increase awareness and understanding of the special inspections process, risks, and suggested practices for their implementation.

Moderated by Brad Cheshire, P.E. - Page

Panelists:   

Selso Mata, AIA, CBO - City of Plano

Joined the City of Plano in 1995, Selso has been Plano’s Chief Building Official for the past ten years. Plano became an IAS Accredited Building Department in 2007 and was reaccredited in 2010 and 2014. Prior work experience includes eight years in the field of architecture working on various commercial projects including banks, offices, multi-family housing, and numerous schools. From 1999 through 2002, he served on the legacy codes ICBO Evaluation Service Committee and more recently as an evaluator for the International Accreditation Service (IAS).

Mr. Mata served five years as an IAS Board of Director, the 2009 ICC Nominations Committee and is a past President of the North Texas Chapter of ICC.  He is the Chair for the North Texas Council of Governments Building Advisory Committee and served as the chair of the Board of Directors for the Construction Research Center at UTA.   He is currently the President of the Building Officials Association of Texas.  Mr. Mata holds a Bachelors of Architecture from Texas Tech University and a Certificate of Public Management from UT Dallas.   Mr. Mata is a Certified Building Official, a registered architect in the State of Texas and holds several ICC certifications.  

Hollye Fisk, NCARB, FAIA - Fisk Alexander Attorneys and Counselors

Hollye C. Fisk is a principal with the law firm of Fisk Alexander, P.C. who focuses his practice on the representation of architects and engineers in malpractice claims. Mr. Fisk is a licensed attorney and a registered architect in the State of Texas and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects recognized for his efforts in educating architects and engineers regarding their sociolegal responsibilities and educating others about architects and engineers. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree, with honors, from The University of Texas School of Architecture in 1970 and his Juris Doctorate degree from The University of Texas School of Law in 1972. In addition to various legal memberships addressing construction law, Mr. Fisk has remained active in the architectural arena serving as advisor to the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Texas Society of Architects and is a former vice-president and co-chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Texas Society of Architects. Mr. Fisk is also a founding member of The Jefferson Society, Inc., a not for profit entity, in the home state of President Thomas Jefferson, Virginia, whose members are trained in law and architecture. Mr. Fisk maintains an active trial practice throughout the State of Texas.

Brian Hadar - McLaughlin Brunson Insurance Agency

Brian has over twenty years experience in professional liability insurance and loss prevention education for Architects and Engineers.  He also has ten years accounting/financial management experience including several years as Controller for a large structural engineering firm.  Brian is a frequent speaker on risk management topics for design firms with significant experience in contract review, business practices and a variety of professional liability loss prevention concepts. Brian is a Senior Professional Liability Specialist with McLaughlin Brunson Insurance serving the North Texas and Oklahoma A/E community.

Jerald W. Kunkel, PE - Jerald W. Kunkel Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Mr. Kunkel is a registered Professional Engineer in 37 states. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and his Master's Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Texas - Arlington. He specializes in the design and investigation of commercial and residential structures. His design experience includes bridge design, steel and concrete design of commercial buildings and concrete and wood framing design of residential structures. He has been involved in the design of slab-on-grade foundations in the expansive clay soils of north central Texas and at various locations nationwide for the past 34 years. Mr. Kunkel currently conducts seminars and lectures at trade schools on residential construction, remodeling and repair. Mr. Kunkel is also a Professor in Practice at the University of Texas at Arlington, an Adjunct Professor at Tarrant County College and a Fellow and Lifetime Member in the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Kunkel is also a Texas Certified Windstorm Engineer. 

 

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