Building Standards Council
To advise the Minister on matters concerning the Provincial Building Code Act and regulations and to provide a liaison between the Minister and other persons or bodies interested in construction standards (new draft Act outlines appeal board duties for select members of the Council).
What is the function of the council?
To review standards of quality and safety for building construction methods and materials used in the province and to recommend to the Minister improvements in such standards in accordance with the regulations (to be developed) outlined in the Act. The Council is also responsible for reviewing any technical evidence with respect to any non-compliance issues.
Primary Role: Adjudicative
Material Role: Advisory
How many people are on the council?
The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint seven persons as members of the Council and designate one of the members as chairman.
What are the requirements of council members?
At least one of the persons appointed as a member of the Council shall be from each of the following:
- (a) The Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Prince Edward Island;
- (b) The Construction Association of Prince Edward Island;
- (c) The Architects Association of Prince Edward Island;
- (d) The Federation of Prince Edward Island Municipalities,
- (e) The PEI Council for People with Disabilities, and
- (f) The PEI Chapter of Canadian Home Builders Association
- (g) 1 member at large
A representative from the Department of Communities, Land and Environment and from the Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy shall act in an advisory capacity to the Council.
Work & Experience Requirements
All members should have a general understanding of the National Building Code of Canada and be an expert in their field.
Mediation and tribunal skills.
What are the nomination requirements?
Statutory Nomination Requirements
The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint all members.
Will I get paid?
What is the time commitment of the council?
The Council shall meet when requested by the Minister or the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
The members of the Council hold office for a term of three years
|Name||County||Term Start||Term End|
|Nazmi Lawen, Chair||Queens County||Feb 28, 2015||Dec 31, 2015|
|Peter Meggs||Queens County||Jun 2, 2015||Dec 31, 2015|
|John Dewey||Prince County||Feb 28, 2015||Dec 31, 2015|
|John Hastings||Queens County||Feb 28, 2015||Dec 31, 2015|
|Melvin Cheverie||Queens County||Feb 28, 2015||Dec 31, 2015|
|William Chandler||Queens County||Feb 28, 2015||Dec 31, 2015|
How can I apply?
If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI.
Who can I contact about this board?
Phone: (902) 368-4677