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:

Hilary Hubbard, Principal

Ken Lindberg, Civil Engineer

Paul Switenki, Mechanical Engineer

Joe Terhemen Igber, Professional Engineer

Noel Yuen, Structural Engineer

Former Members:
Patrick Buscovich, Structural Engineer
Hilary Hubbard, Architect
Paul Switenki, Mechanical Engineer
Edward X. Qi, Structural Engineer
John Sims, General Contractor

How to Contact the PBCRB

Tiffany Tatum, 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) 274-0411
(415) 274-0551 (fax)
Email: tiffany.tatum@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 the meeting has been canceled.  Meetings are accessible, open to the public, and are held at:   

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

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.