Davis and McDonald named to NIBS 2018 executive team, board
The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) board unanimously approved a slate of officers, returning board members and new members in September, formally recognizing the new officers and members during Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Conference & Expo, held January 8-11, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
Cindy L. Davis, CBO, was appointed treasurer of NIBS’ board. Davis is the deputy director of the Building and Fire Regulation Division at the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. She is responsible for managing the building and fire code regulations for the Commonwealth of Virginia, providing oversight of the industrialized and manufactured housing, as well as the regulatory process of adopting the Uniform Statewide Building Code for the Commonwealth.
Davis currently serves on the International Code Council’s board of directors as well. She is chair of ICC’s Professional Development Council and serves on the ICC board’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings. She also was chair of the ICC Code Development Review Ad-Hoc Committee.
New NIBS board member Scott A. McDonald is director of the Office of Development Services and chief building official for the city of Denton, Texas. In the regulatory industry for more than 20 years, McDonald previously served as the director of strategic initiatives for the city of Amarillo, Texas; and building official for Washtenaw County, Mich., and several smaller jurisdictions. McDonald will serve a three-year term on the NIBS board, representing local agency officials in the public interest category.
McDonald currently serves on the ICC Building Official Membership Council Governing Committee and is a past president of the Building Officials Association of Texas. He was awarded the ICC Community Service Award in 2007 for his commitment to educating and inspiring code officials, contractors, designers and homeowners, and for providing outstanding leadership in promoting building safety and code enforcement.
Davis and McDonald join presiding NIBS board member James “Tim” T. Ryan, CBO (retired), city of Overland Park, Kan., who also served on ICC’s board of directors. Former ICC Board President Wally E. Bailey, director of development services for the city of Fort Smith, Ark., recently retired from the NIBS board but will remain active on several program committees within NIBS.
The National Institute of Building Sciences is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests to identify and resolve building process and facility performance problems. The Institute serves as an authoritative source of advice for both the private and public sectors with respect to the use of building science and technology.