Public meeting 

First Monday of each month or at the call of the Building Official.


Meeting - October 12, 2020

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Staff contact 

Tim Hennes

Board Members

Term: 01/01/19 - 12/31/23, Jim Walker, Qualified by experience (HVAC Professional)  

Term: 01/01/21 - 12/31/25, GT Karr, Qualified by experience (Licensed Electrician)

Term: 01/01/22 - 12/31/26, Thomas McInerney (Building Design Professional)

Term: 01/01/23 - 12/31/27, Andrew Martin, Qualified by experience (HBA Representative)

Term: 01/01/23 - 12/31/27, Andrea French, (Licensed Plumber)


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Number of members 

Five. One licensed electrician, one licensed plumber, one HVAC professional, one representative from the Home Builders Association of Iowa City and one building design professional. If a qualified trade representative does not submit an application within three (3) months of the announcement of the vacancy, a member may be appointed who is qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to building construction.

Appointed by 

City Council


Five years


To hold appeal hearings on and determine the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction and to provide for reasonable interpretation of the International Building Code, International Residential Uniform Plumbing Code, National Electrical Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fire Code, Dangerous Building Code and the Iowa City Housing Code.

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