Chief Code Official Elizabeth Baldwin honored with Government Service Award
The Philadelphia section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) presented International Code Council member Elizabeth Baldwin, P.E., chief code official with the Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections, with its 2021 Government Service Award. This award is presented to an individual outside the section’s membership for their commendable achievements and remarkable accomplishments. The ASCE, founded in 1852, is America’s oldest national engineering society.
As chief code engineer for the Department of Licenses and Inspections, Baldwin leads the development and implementation of Philadelphia’s codes for the safe and lawful construction and use of buildings. She is responsible for the interpretation of codes and the associated programs and procedures required for effective administration and enforcement. She has served in the public sector for more than 20 years, with 14 of those years dedicated to the Department of Licenses and Inspections.
Baldwin began her career with the Department of Licenses and Inspections as a plans examination engineer and, prior to her current appointment in March 2019, she managed all licensing, permitting and plan review as the permit services director for the Department of Licenses and Inspections.
Registered in Pennsylvania as a professional engineer and certified building code official, Baldwin has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Drexel University. She was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code Review & Advisory Council, which analyzes and proposes changes to the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code.