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?

Formal Qualifications
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.

Skills Required
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?

no remuneration

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

Building Standards Council - Members
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?

Inspection Services

Phone: (902) 368-4677


Published date: 
March 23, 2018
Executive Council

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118

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