Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA, CSI, Director/Chief Code Consultant, Burnham Nationwide
Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA, CSI is a licensed architect and chief code consultant of the Code Consulting Division of Burnham. Mr. Chwedyk is also a Director of The Code Group, the licensed architectural subsidiary of Burnham Nationwide, that he assisted in founding in 2001. With over 39 years of experience in the profession, Mr. Chwedyk has concentrated on the technical requirements of building design and has managed the production of code-compliant construction documents for a wide variety of project types. Mr. Chwedyk’s professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects (AIA), BOMA/Chicago and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). He currently serves on the National AIA Codes and Standards Committee.
Steve Orlowski, Director, Codes & Standards, BOMA International
Steve Orlowski recently joined BOMA International as Director, Codes and Standards. He serves as the organization’s "point person" on issues related to building codes, industry standards, and best practices guidelines.
Prior to joining BOMA, Steve was a Director of Codes and Standards with the National Association of Home Builders where he was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to resolve key issues that impacted the home building industry. He established working relationships and reciprocal lines of communication between NAHB and other national associations, regulatory agencies and standard developing organizations. Steve has served on several technical committees with the National Fire Protection Association, the International Code Council and ASTM. Prior to joining the home builders, Steve served as a code official with the City of Rockville, performing commercial and residential plan review and field inspection.
BOMA, the Building Owners and Managers Association International, represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance the interests of the entire commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information.