Vice President, Building Codes and Standards

SUMMARY

The Vice President, Building Codes and Standards works with national model building codes and standards organizations including ICC, NFPA, ASTM, ACI and others to develop relationships that benefit concrete construction. This position works with the NRMCA Building Codes and Advocacy team and the Joint NRMCA-PCA (Portland Cement Association) promotion committee to provide support regarding codes, standards, regulation and legislation at the national, state, and local level. Success of the position will be based on the maintaining and growing successful relationships with model code and standards bodies as identified through NRMCA’s and PCA’s strategic planning and committee development process.  

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a positive influential relationship with model codes and standards organizations. Organizations include ICC, NFPA, ASTM, ACI, AESHRAE, NEHRP, ASCE and any other organizations deemed essential to achieve the objectives of the NRMCA Building Codes and Standards group.
  • Provide strategic input on specific legislation, regulation, and building codes and standards provisions that would result/create a threat to favorable conditions for concrete construction.
  • Assist lobbying efforts on legislation and regulation at the state and local levels.
  • Manages a small group of codes and standards professionals and consultants.
  • Create and manage successful coalitions with industry and non-industry partners at all levels as needed.
  • Identifies specific opportunities and threats, develops strategies, and creates opportunities for code change proposals and revisions to codes and standards to be successful, including the development of new provisions to protect and advance building requirements favorable to concrete.
  • Interact with cement and concrete industry groups to assist with input on national code and standards advocacy.
  • Provides support to the NRMCA State and Local Advocacy group, members, and state affiliates regarding local legislation, regulation, and codes and standards.
  • Makes persuasive presentations and testifies at hearings as needed.
  • Helps build coalitions of likeminded groups and individuals (both concrete industry and non-industry partners) to support NRMCA’s and PCA’s position in the building arena.
  • Prepares, submits and defends legislative and regulatory language with appropriate substantiation.
  • Evaluates the potential for success based on available technical support.
  • Prepares appropriate submittals and testimony.
  • Helps determine appropriate promotion and communication strategies to influence decision makers based on the priority of the item and the potential for success.
  • Re-evaluates failed initiatives projects and builds upon successful initiatives.
  • Documents and communicates successes and failures.
  • Other duties to successfully implement NRMCA’s and PCA’s strategic plan.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Make strategic decisions and judgments.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Gather and analyze data and generate reports.
  • Create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Analyze and solve problems.
  • Use tools such as office productivity software.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Architecture, Political Science, etc. (advanced degree preferred).
  • Minimum 10-years experience working on building codes and standards with a track record of success AND/OR
  • Minimum 10-years experience working with state and local legislative bodies to further building industry agendas.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIRMENTS:

  • Position requires significant travel (25%). Most overnight travel consists of three or less nights, but occasionally (2 or 3 times a year) four to seven night-stays are required. Several weekend travel days per year.
  • Pack and ship heavy printed material and other supplies (50 lbs.)
  • Position requires working from a home office located reasonably close to a major airport in the U.S.

 

 


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