IAS Board of Directors
John L. Barrios, C.B.O., Chair
John Barrios has been serving the City of Tampa, Florida, as Manager, Inspectional Services Division since 1986. Prior to this, he served the city as the Building Supervisor, Community Redevelopment from 1979 to 1986, and was a managing partner for R.A. Barrios Construction Company during 1972-1979. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida, and he is a Certified Building Official and a Certified General Contractor. He serves on several ICC committees, such as the Code Correlation Committee, the Ad Hoc Committee on Reference Standards and the Building Code Council. Prior to his appointment to the IAS Board of Directors, Mr. Barrios was the chair of the IAS Accreditation Committee. He has received awards from the Building Officials Association of Florida, including the President's Award and Building Official of the Year.
Isam Hasenin, P.E., C.B.O., Vice Chair
Isam Hasenin is the C.O.O., Construction Code Compliance / Municipal Consultant Outsourcing for Bureau Veritas North America, Inc., a multinational corporation involved in a comprehensive range of services including inspection, testing, auditing, certification, ship classification and related technical assistance, training and outsourcing services. Mr. Hasenin has over twenty years experience in the code enforcement field and building department administration. He has an MS degree in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is a licensed engineer in the state of California. As an active participant in the code development process and training, he currently serves as the Vice Chair of the California Building Standards Commission responsible for administering the processes related to the adoption, approval, publication, and implementation of the California building codes.
Tim Bradley serves as Assistant State Fire Marshal over the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal, which encompasses six Divisions within the NC Department of Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology, an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Electronic Engineering Technology, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program and the Institute of Governments Executive Leadership for Local Government. He was a charter member of the Board of Governors of the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress and is currently serving as Chairman. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of State Fire Marshals and was also a Charter member of the International Fire Code Council. The NC OSFM has a staff of 104 people who conduct plan review, provide code consultation, handle the qualification of code enforcement officials statewide, administer the State Building and Fire Codes, administer the State Manufactured Housing regulations, develop code courses, staff the State Building Code Council, fire and rescue training, provide support for the state fire and rescue certification programs, administer the fire and rescue grant and relief funds, and provide guidance statewide in the development of public fire education and injury prevention programs. Mr. Bradley resides with his wife Vickie, and four daughters in Mebane, North Carolina.
Mr. Davis, a long-time worker advocate, is Vice President and Regional Manager of the Pacific Southwest Region of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). He also serves as Special Assistant to LIUNA’s General President. His career has included serving as a Field Representative for the Center for Contract Compliance, Regional Coordinator for the National Heavy-Highway Committee, LIUNA Tri-Fund Field Coordinator, and Chief of Staff. He has held his current position since 2001. Mr. Davis works tirelessly for the rights of working families including protecting and reforming legislation that guarantees worker rights, education and health care, voter registration, and immigration reform. With a strong history of building and organizing coalitions between community, labor and business, Mr. Davis is recognized for his dedication, hard work, and devotion to the causes of workers everywhere.
Dr. Izz Eddin Katkhuda
Dr. Izz Eddin Katkhuda is a founder, partner and Director of the Arab Center for Engineering Studies (ACES), since 1983. He is a well known expert in the fields of quality control and testing of construction materials in the Middle East region. He is currently the Chairman of the National Technical Committee for the Accreditation of Laboratories in Jordan, the Chairman of the Steering Committee for Queen Rania Al Abdullah Prize for Excellence in Education, and the Chairman of the Executive Committee of Information and Research Center of the King Hussain Foundation. He is a member of Greater Amman Municipality Council and serves as a board member of several public and private companies.
Selso A. Mata, A.I.A, C.B.O.
Selso Mata has served at the Building Inspections Department for the City of Plano, Texas, for 14 years, the last four years as Chief Building Official. His prior work experience is in the field of architecture on various projects such as banks, jails, government offices, multi-family projects, and numerous schools. From 1999 through 2002, he served on the legacy ICBO Evaluation Service Evaluation Committee. As an evaluator for the IAS Building Department Accreditation program, Mr. Mata has had the opportunity to serve on two evaluation teams. He is the current President of the North Texas Chapter of ICC and served on the 2009 ICC Nominations Committee. ICC certifications include energy, plans examiner, and building inspector. Mr. Mata is also a registered architect and his educational background includes a degree from Texas Tech University in Architecture and a Certificate of Public Management from UT Dallas. He is married with two children and enjoys playing golf.
William J. (Bill) McHugh, Jr.
Bill McHugh, Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), has served as Executive Director of the Firestop Contractors International Association since the group formed in 1999. In addition to serving as Executive Director, he was principal development author and currently manages the FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice. He also publishes the Life Safety Digest, and represents the association worldwide.
Bill is a member of ASTM Committees E-05 Fire Standards and E-06, Performance of Buildings. At ASTM, he is Chair of the work group for ASTM E 2174 & ASTM E 2393, Standards for the On-Site Inspection of Installed Fire Stops. He has participated at IAS meetings providing testimony on important industry topics. Bill also participates at the ICC Code Development Process through active participation at hearings and membership in Code Technology Committee (CTC) Work Groups. In addition, he is a member of the Fire Safety Committee for the 2012/2013 Code Development Cycle. At NFPA, he is a member of the Fire Protection Features Committee. Bill’s background prior to FCIA included experience as a firestop contractor, inspector, distributor and time with two major construction products manufacturers.
Bill is a Past President of the Northern Illinois Chapter & North Central Region CSI, was an Institute Director at CSI, and is currently on the CONSTRUCT/CSI Show Advisory Board. He holds a B.A. from North Central College and an M.B.A from Western Illinois University. He is also a two time All-American springboard diver and still volunteer coaches in the community. From the Chicago area, he is married with two adult children.
Patrick Parsley, C.B.O.
Patrick Parsley is the city of Fairmont, Minnesota, Building Official where he enforces fire and building codes. Parsley served as Chairman of ICC Upper Great Plains Region III, and is Past President of the Minnesota Building Officials and Southwest Minnesota Chapters. He served as the Governor's appointed public member to the Minnesota Board of Architects and Engineers 2005-2009. He is an ICC Certified Building Official, a Certified Plans Examiner and has an Associate degree in Industrial Technology. He was honored as Minnesota Code Official of the Year in 1998 and received the Herb Meyer Award from the Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Chapter in 2004.
James G. Toscas, P.E.
James G. Toscas is President of the Precast / Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, PCI fosters the continuous improvement of quality, technology, and knowledge regarding the design, fabrication, and utilization of precast concrete building systems. Besides component producers, PCI members include architects, consultants, contractors, developers, educators, engineers, materials suppliers, public service professionals, professional service providers, and students who are involved with this industry. Since joining PCI in 2003, Mr. Toscas has spearheaded programs to transform PCI into a modern knowledge-based organization that is leading improvement in the industry. This has included facilitating a new industry strategic vision, launching a major marketing and branding program, substantially enhancing the PCI website, and reorganizing staff to achieve higher levels of quality, consistency, and efficiency. Mr. Toscas is a registered professional engineer with background in association management, engineering, training, public communications, and organizational development. He is a member of various engineering-related associations and has received various awards and citations for leadership, achievement, and communications. Mr. Toscas holds a B.A. degree in Physics from the University of Chicago and a M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois, and has conducted postgraduate work in adult education at the University of Wisconsin. A Chicago area native, he is married with four children.
Chuck Ramani, P.E., C.B.O., Nonvoting Member
Founder-president of IAS, an internationally recognized accreditation body. Mr. Ramani is a licensed civil and quality engineer and a certified building official with several years of experience in the construction industry, including supervision of quality management systems, preparation of test standards, training on conformity assessment standards, leading assessment and evaluation teams for onsite audits of testing laboratories, inspection agencies and governmental entities involved in enforcement of codes and standards. Involvement for over 29 years in researching and evaluating innovative building products and systems. Immediately prior to this, Mr. Ramani managed a testing laboratory and a product certification agency.