RedVector author Joe Belcher has more than thirty-five years in the code development and enforcement field. He spent 10 years in the public sector starting in fire inspection and ending in building code enforcement. When he left the public sector he was the Director of Public Safety Inspections for the City of Gainesville, Florida. As the director, he also served as the building official for the city.
Mr. Belcher entered the public sector as the Director of Codes and Standards for a statewide industry association establishing and directing their codes and standards program for 8 years. He left the association and started his own code consultancy, JDB Code Services, Inc, in 1993 and continues to operate the company today. He has been involved in code development, enforcement, and product approval and currently represents the interests of several trade associations in the code arena.
In addition to his code consultancy, Joe started a company specializing in code education in 2001. He is currently the president and half owner of BRB Code Educators, Inc. BRB develops and provides specialized education on building codes and standards to code enforcement personnel, contractors, architects, engineers, home inspectors and others. Since formation of the company classes have been well received and presented to thousands of attendees. Attendees have included building code enforcers, architects, engineers, all contractor disciplines, fire service personnel, and product manufacturer and producer groups throughout the United States.