Stuart Tom, P.E., CBO
Stuart Tom is Fire Marshal at the City of Glendale, Calif., and Section A Director on the International Code Council Board, which includes the states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, and the Canadian province of British Columbia.
He is a registered engineer in the states of Washington and California, holds a host of professional certifications, and is active in the development of fire and life safety codes and standards at the national and state level.
In his native state of California, Tom has been recognized as the 2006 Building Official of the Year by the California Building Officials Association (CALBO), and was selected as Building Official of the Year in 2009 by the California Fire Chiefs Association Fire Prevention Officers. He is the only person to be so honored by both organizations.
As a recognized expert in various fields of structural design and life-safety systems, he has received several other awards, including the CALBO President’s Award in 2010. He was inducted as a Fellow into the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering in 2001. He has taught numerous courses throughout California and authored a self-study training program, which assisted in California’s transition to the International Building Code. He is a recognized expert in various aspects of the California Building Code.
With his first job in the city of Los Angeles, he worked in various capacities — from small homes, to commercial and industrial, to high-rise buildings. He became Building Official/Superintendent of Buildings, responsible for the oversight of engineering, inspection and administrative activities for Glendale, the third largest city within Los Angeles County. Now as Fire Marshal, he oversees the regular inspections to make sure those buildings continue to be safe.
Tom is a triathlete who enjoys open water swimming, cycling and running. He is married and has two adult children living in New York and Michigan.