Instructors

Steve-Thomas

Steve Thomas - Director of Education

Mr. Thomas has over forty years’ experience in working with building codes including plan reviews, inspections, and administration. Providing building code consulting services for governmental agencies and architectural firms, as well as educational seminars on building codes. He has served as the contract Building Official for local jurisdictions in Colorado. Mr. Thomas has served on several ICBO and ICC committees including serving as a member and then Chairman of the ICC Means of Egress Code Development Committee. He is also the author of the book, Building Code Basics, based on the 2009 & 2012 IBC and Building Code Essentials based on the 2015 IBC, both available from ICC. He was awarded the Educator of the Year Award by the ICC in 2018. He has presented building code classes for the last 30 years and provides an interesting and engaging look at building codes.

Terry Knox

Mr. Knox has served as an inspector, plan reviewer, and Building Official for the past 50 years. He is a member of several professional organizations; has served on the International Code Council (ICC) Performance Standards Committee, Exam re-write committee, Education committee, and the California code 2000 re-write committee. He is an Honorary Member of the California Building Officials Past Presidents Association; he has been elected to the California Building Officials Hall of Fame and awarded the State of California’s highest Government award, the Helen Putnam Award for Government Efficiency. He has received numerous awards of merit for his contribution in Code Development, Served as President to the Sacramento Valley Chapter of ICC, and has received a Proclamation of Exemplary Service to the State of California by the California State Senate, assisted in the drafting and passing of the first National Response Protocol for Building Departments for Post Disaster Response. One of Terry’s most prized awards came from the United States Veterans Administration for the many outreach programs he created for the administration for the rehabilitation provide carrier opportunities for those who sacrificed so much for this great Country. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Knox established one of the highest-rated post-secondary training institutes in the United States.  During the existence of this program, the twelve weeks in-classroom programs successfully trained and placed more than 900 students with Jurisdictions and Consultants throughout North America as inspectors, plan reviewers and permit technicians.   Terry has provided classes on various building code-related and government administration topics throughout his carrier.

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Hope Medina

Hope Medina has been part of the “Green Team” for over a decade, but is also an ICC Certified Permit Technician, Combination Inspector and Plans Examiner. She excels in complex plan reviews, having worked at the Town of Castle Rock, and the cities of Centennial and Castle Pine North in Colorado. However, she is typically recognized as a National Instructor for energy and sustainability codes, having often been asked to be a keynote speaker for National or International events. Hope has served as the Train the Trainer for the DOE, as well as a Safety Assessment Program with the State of California, and for National Green Building Standards in various task groups or committees. Hope was awarded the Colorado Chapter ICC Presidents Award in 2012, and the Exceptional Commitment award in 2019, as well as the Green Partners of Excellence award through NGBS in 2016 and 2017. Hope is a Senior Plans Examiner and Inspector, but is an SCA leader in Energy and Sustainability requirements

Gil Rossmiller

Gil Rossmiller has been a part of the Building and Life-Safety industry since 1975. He began as a construction laborer/carpenter, working into being a self-employed General Contractor. After a decade of success in the construction field, Gil pivoted into a career as a Plans Examiner working for a consulting firm that served jurisdictions in Colorado. Ultimately, he worked into the position of Building Official for the Town of Parker, Colorado. However, Gil’s passion in construction and the Codes led him to connect with and become a Code Educator with Colorado Code Consulting. He is adept at teaching all facets of Code and Code Administration but has excelled with energy and sustainability requirements. With SCA, Gil continues to provide plan review and teaching services throughout the Country but is exceptional at leading larger projects through Code requirements and permitting processes.

William "Bill" Clayton

William has been involved in the construction industry as a contractor and designer since the early 1970’s in Oregon, Washington and Colorado. He later became a roofing inspector in 1991 then advanced to a combination building inspector and eventually became a plans examiner in 1994. Bill was CBO of a large Colorado jurisdiction from 2007 to 2015 when he was hired away and went to work for Colorado Code Consulting as a consultant, inspector, plans examiner and instructor. Bill has 22 ICBO & ICC certifications, 4 FEMA Certifications, as well as State of Colorado 3rd Party Public School Inspector, State of California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Safety Assessment Inspector, and certified Fire Stop Inspector. Bill is a member of the ICC IEBC 2024 code committee and remains passionate about teaching all aspects of the codes.

Dan Weed

Dan Weed, CBO, has been working with building codes including plan reviews, inspections, and administration since 1994, and has spent many years in construction prior to that. Dan now works as a commercial plan’s analyst, Building Official, and instructor. Dan provides building code consulting services for governmental agencies and architectural firms, as well as educational seminars on building codes. Mr. Weed has multiple certifications and has served on the ICC IBC General committee for several years as the Chairman as well as the ICC Fire Code Committee.  He presents building code classes in an interesting and understandable style.

Dean Kuenzi

Dean Kuenzi has served as a plan’s examiner in the greater Sacramento area.  He was previously the Building Inspection Supervisor with El Dorado County and has served as a building inspector for several California jurisdictions.  He is certified as a Master Code Professional through the ICC, with 27 ICC certifications, and has a degree in alternative energy systems with an emphasis in photovoltaics.  He has served on several exam development committees including the committee for the Residential Building Inspector Certification through the ICC and the committee for developing the first Photovoltaic Inspector Certification exam through the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

Mike Coldiron

Mike Coldiron – 20 years of experience – currently working for Shums Coda Associates as a senior commercial inspector, has served as Building Official, Deputy Building Official, Plan Reviewer, Inspector, and Permit Technician.  Mike has provided training throughout Arizona for Mohave Community College, Arizona Building Officials Education Institutes and Northern California Sacramento Valley Chapter ICC.  He has achieved numerous ICC certifications from Building Official to Permit Technician.

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