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Port Building Code Review Board

About the Port Building Code Review Board

The Port Building Code Review Board ("PBCRB") is established under Section 105A of the Port of San Francisco Building Code. The PBCRB is the body authorized to hear and adjudicate appeals regarding code interpretations made by the Chief Harbor Engineer.  Specifically, the PBCRB may hear appeals regarding (1) the granting, denial, suspension or revocation of any permit under the current edition of the Port of San Francisco Building, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Codes, (2) an order of the Chief Harbor Engineer involving construction methods, assemblies or materials or where safety is involved, and (3) an order of abatement or notice of violation issued by the Chief Harbor Engineer.  The PBCRB may reverse the Chief Harbor Engineer's decision only upon a finding of error by the Chief Harbor Engineer. The PBCRB does not have authority to waive requirements of the building code.

Rules of the Port Building Code Review Board

 (pdf)

 

Members of the Port Building Code Review Board

The PBCRB consists of five City staff members, who are selected by the Port Executive Director and approved by the Port Commission.  Each member serves a maximum term of three years.  The PBCRB members have technical skills and/or non-technical construction working experience related to construction.  The Board consists of:

Patrick Buscovich, Structural Engineer

 

Hilary Hubbard, Architect

 

Paul Switenki, Mechanical Engineer

 

Edward X. Qi, Structural Engineer

 

John Sims, General Contractor

 

(President and Vice President will be elected at next scheduled meeting.)

 

Former Members:

Mr. Gary Hoy, Architect

Mr. Sagiv Weiss-Ishal, Fire Protection Engineer

Mr. Hanson Tom, Structural Engineer

Ms. Joy Navarrete, Planner

Mr. Brad Wilson, Construction Manager

  

How to Contact the PBCRB

Mariejie Arguelles, Secretary to the Port Building Code Review Board, may be reached at:
Port of San Francisco
Port Building Code Review Board
Pier 1, the Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 274-0554
(415) 274-0551 (fax)
Email: mariejie.arguelles@sfport.com

Meetings

The Port Building Code Review Board meets regularly on the first Thursday of May and November at 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise noticed.  Meetings are accessible, open to the public, and are held at:   

Port of San Francisco
Pier 1, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111

May 3, 2012
Cancelled

November 1, 2012
Cancelled

May 3, 2013
Cancelled

November 7, 2013
Agenda

May 1, 2014

Cancelled

Archives:

Filing An Appeal

All appeals shall be addressed in writing to the Chief Harbor Engineer, Port of San Francisco, Pier 1, the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111 and post marked within 15 days after the notice was given of the decision being appealed.  For more information, please contact the Board Secretary, Mariejie Arguelles, at (415) 274-0554.

Last updated: 4/16/2014 4:22:23 PM
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