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The university building official has a tremendous opportunity to impact positive change and foster community-wide dialogue around code compliance, safety, accessibility, and more.  Campus wide accessibility is a major goal, requiring more than meeting codes or standards but exceeding them to become inclusive for everyone to enjoy this beautiful campus.  Collaboration with the variety of stakeholders including the BOV, Faculty/Staff, students, construction contractors, A&E’s, and state partners to address the immeasurable opportunities here at GMU. 

The university building official is responsible for enforcing the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code for construction work on all George Mason owned facilities across the Commonwealth of Virginia, including Manassas, Fairfax, and the greater Washington, D.C., metro area. 

Raising the signed beam at Academic IV construction site. Photo by Ian Shiff/Creative Services/George Mason University