Leadership

Stuart Tom, P.E., CBO, President

Stuart Tom joined JAS Pacific as President of the firm in 2017, after spending more than 30 years in the public sector, filling numerous roles within Building and Fire Departments located in Southern California. Over half of his public sector career was spent in a management capacity as either a Building Official or Fire Marshal. Mr. Tom’s managerial expertise includes plan check, field inspection, Building Department Administration, Fire Prevention, Industrial Waste Management, CUPA, and more. He has been a registered engineer in the states of Washington and California for over 25-years, and is very active in code-development of Fire- and Life-Safety Standards in the Building, Residential and Fire Codes at both the national and state levels.

 

Mr. Tom has taught numerous courses throughout California, and he is a recognized expert in various aspects of the Building Code. He is the recipient of numerous awards, notably the Building Official of the Year by the California Building Officials Association in 2006. He was again selected as Building Official of the Year in 2009 by the California Fire Chiefs Association/Fire Prevention Officers. Stuart currently serves in an influential capacity on a number of state-wide committees including the CALBO/CalChiefs Building and Fire Advisory Committee for which he is the current chair. In 2015, Mr. Tom was elected to the International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors, and in 2016, he was also appointed to the Board of Directors for the International Accreditation Service (IAS).

Lawrence Brugger, S.E., CBO - Director of Engineering

Over 33 years of experience as a building official, director of case management unit that dealt with larger projects, assistant office manager handling a large field office with plans examiner, inspectors and permit technicians, chief of earthquake safety division for the department of building and safety, code adoption engineer and plans examiner reviewing and analyzing plans, specifications, and calculations for accuracy and compliance with applicable codes with an emphasis in structural, architectural, and accessibility plan review projects. He is experienced in review against the Building Code and the Residential Code. Mr. Brugger has extensive expertise of engineering principles as they relate to design and calculations of loads and forces. He has been responsible for the preparation of comprehensive correction lists for structural, building, accessibility, and fire and life safety for the firm. He provides technical and procedural assistance to architects, engineers, and contractors pertaining to building construction and related activities; interpret and explain requirements of codes, ordinances, and policies.

Raj Patel
Raj Patel joins JAS Pacific with over 35 years of experience. Raj currently holds the Building Official position for the California Building Standards Commission. Most recently Raj held the Building Official and Assistant Director position for the City of Beverly Hills Community Development Department. 
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