Cued into Codes Presenters
Amy T. Carpenter, AIA, LEED ap
Senior Designer/Project Manager/Vice President | SFCS Inc.
Amy Carpenter, AIA, LEED ap is a Vice President and Senior Project Manager with SFCS in their Philadelphia Regional office. She has over 25 years of experience, with the majority of her career focused on designing for elders; designing environments on all levels of the care spectrum, from Active Adult cottages through Memory Care and Skilled Nursing residences. Amy has successfully written and passed several changes to the NFPA 101 and ICC codes, working with the Pioneer Network Code task force. She served on the ICC General Code Committee, hearing testimony and voting on code changes, during the 2015, 2018 and 2021 code cycles. She also currently serves on the ICC Committee on Health Care and the AIA PA Building Codes subcommittee.
Charles C. Coltharp, AIA, LEED AP
Principal | Indovina Associates Architects
Charles earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati Department of Art, Architecture and Planning in 1988. While attending the University of Cincinnati, Mr. Coltharp participated in the Architectural Study Abroad program in Otaniemi, Finland at Helsinki University of Technology.
He is a licensed Architect in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a LEED Accredited Professional as certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, and member of NCARB. He is currently a Corporate Member of the American Institute of Architects, and served on the AIA Pennsylvania Board from 2001 through 2005.
Chuck was appointed to the Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council in December of 2017 and his term runs through June of 2019.
He is an active member of the Borough of Bradford Woods Community. Including, service as two term Borough council president, serving the fire department in many positions for fifteen years, and coaching several recreational athletic teams.
Notable Projects are the PPG Science Pavilion at the Carnegie Science Center and roof terrace at the Barco Law Building at the University of Pittsburgh. Chuck enjoys working with the architectural and construction teams to help clients realize their project vision.
Chuck Parker, RA, AIA, LEED-AP
Senior Associate| Stantec
Accessibility Inspector / Plans Examiner, and LEED Accredited Professional
Code Compliance Specialist with 43 Years of Experience
Chuck has specialized in code compliance throughout his career having extensive knowledge of the International Building Code, NFPA standards, ADA and ANSI accessibility standards, USGBC LEED rating systems, FGI Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities, US Pharmacopeia on Compounding, and various related codes and standards. Chuck serves as a code consultant on various projects for Stantec offices throughout the US and Canada. Additionally he is a member of the Town of McCandless (PA) Uniform Construction Code Appeals Board, the AIA PA Government Affairs Committee, and AIA PA Building Codes Subcommittee. He is a certified International Code Council (ICC) Building Plans Examiner, ICC
Kit Bryant, AIA
Senior Consultant | JENSEN HUGHES
Mr. Bryant, is a graduate of the University of Virginia with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Architecture, and is registered in Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, and Kentucky. He is a Senior Consultant with JENSEN HUGHES, splitting his time between Philadelphia and New York, and is responsible for overseeing a wide range of retail, entertainment, multi-family housing, higher education, transportation, and mixed-use projects. As a registered architect now operating within the code consulting world, Kit’s capabilities span the arenas of architecture, building code, accessibility, and fire and life safety consulting. He appreciates being at the intersection of design and construction, supporting the code compliant development of new and renovated facilities.
John E. Kampmeyer, P.E, F.NSPE, F.SFPE, F.ASHRAE
John Kampmeyer is graduate of Drexel University in Mechanical Engineering in 1961 and received his Master’s degree in 1968. He worked for 56 years in both fire protection and mechanical engineering, retiring in 2017. He presently provides consulting services on fire protection and smoke control issues.
John is a Life Fellow of NSPE, SFPE and ASHRAE and a life member of NFPA and MSME. He has been a member of the Pennsylvania Review and Advisory Council since 2009 and is also a member of the NFPA Smoke Management Committee, the NFPA Commissioning Committee and the Philadelphia Board of Safety and Fire Prevention.
Over his engineering career he has specialized in the design of fire protection systems, particularly in existing structures requiring detailed layout and hydraulic calculations and has preformed numerous Special Inspections of smoke control systems.
<style=”font-weight: 400;”>James A. Mehaffey, AIA
Senior Project Manager | RLPS Architects
Bachelor of Architecture with Honors, Minor in Architectural History, Pennsylvania State University. Jim is a senior project manager responsible for coordinating multi- disciplinary teams and guiding projects though the planning and design phases into construction and occupancy. He also serves as our in-house codecoordinator, drawing on his project experience, to provide code analysis for projects throughout the design process and as part of construction document review. He is an NCARB Registered Architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Jim has served on the Manheim Township Pennsylvania, Board of Appeals since 2015 and was the Vice Chairperson in 2017. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Lancaster Code Association and has volunteered for the local MS Walk since 2008. He also authors a blog, Lessons Learned from the Yeoman Architect.
Maureen Guttman, AIA
President | Building Codes Assistance Project
Maureen is a licensed architect with over twenty-five years of experience in energy efficient and green building design. As BCAP’s President, Maureen oversees a nationwide campaign to support the development and adoption of current model energy codes. In addition, she directs several technical, outreach, and advocacy projects to help various stakeholder groups realize the benefits of energy codes and efficient buildings. Maureen has served on several energy and green construction code development boards, including the development committee for the International Green Construction Code, and this year will serve on the Public Hearing Committee for the Commercial Energy Code. In 2010 Maureen was awarded the President’s Award by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in recognition of a career dedicated to advancing building code adoption and enforcement, and incorporation of sustainability into regulated building practices. Maureen holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.
Al Comly, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Project Manager/Director | VITETTA
Al Comly began work in the office of Louis I Kahn as an intern and became a principal in the firm that was formed after Kahn’s death to finish open projects and continue his work.
- Licensed Architect—12 States including PA, NJ, NY, MD & DE
- NCARB Certificate
- American Institute of Architects—AIA PA Board Member, PA State Disaster Coordinator for Architects
- Certified Fire Protection Specialist
- Commonwealth of PA—Building Inspector, Building Plans Examiner
- Fire Marshal—Lower Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, PA
- California Office of Emergency Services—Safety Assessment Certificate
- National Fire Protection Association
- Technical Committee on Automatic Sprinklers 1991-1996
- Technical Committee on Pyrotechnics 2014 to present
- Architects Engineers & Building Officials Section Executive Board 1989-2011
- Chapter Author: Fire Protection Handbook 18th, 19th and 20th Editions
- International Association of Fire Chiefs
- International Code Council—Fire Inspector, Building Plans Reviewer, Commercial Building Inspector
Joe Lavalle, AIA
Mr. Lavalle has more than 35 years of experience as a project architect responsible for the management and preparation of design and construction documents for all phases of various Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, and Residential projects from initial program development to construction administration and project closeout. Mr. Lavalle is extremely well versed in all aspects of the International Code Council (ICC) Building Codes, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Regulations. In addition, Mr. Lavalle is ICC certified and Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (PA UCC) certified to perform both commercial and residential building inspections and has achieved Master Code Professional status with ICC. The Master Code Professional (MCP) is the highest level of certification the International Code Council offers. To obtain MCP level of certification requires and demonstrates commitment to the profession, diverse knowledge of codes, and a high level of self-initiative.
David P. Wilmot PE
Vice President | JENSEN HUGHES
Mr. Wilmot is a graduate of Towson University and the University of Maryland at College Park with degrees in physics and fire protection engineering. He is a registered fire protection engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and other Mid-Atlantic states. Mr. Wilmot is a Vice President with JENSEN HUGHES’ in Baltimore, MD responsible for building and fire code analysis, performance-based designs, and alternative methods to code compliance. Mr. Wilmot has extensive experience in identifying the most cost-effective and practical approaches to building and fire code compliance for a myriad of facility types. This has allowed him to develop strong working relationships with many building and fire code officials throughout the Mid-Atlantic States.
Mr. Wilmot is active in the volunteer fire service and currently serves with the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Department in Baltimore County, Maryland.