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Boards of Review and Advisory

Introduction

Boards of review and advisory are established to provide recommendations based on reviews and monitoring to aid the efforts of the CSU Capital Planning, Design and Construction.  Authority and responsibilities afforded to each board vary greatly.


CSU Seismic Review Board

Introduction

The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake​ led to the1992-93 Budget Act providing for seismic reviews of CSU facilities. To assist in the process of implementing the technical review program, the CSU Seismic Review Board (SRB) made of subject matter experts was formed to advise the CSU as well as to provide support to each campus of the CSU through a Seismic Peer Review program.

Responsibilities

The SRB is an advisory board to the CSU.   Recommendations from the board have lead to establishment and maintenance of the CSU Seismic Requirements as well placement of structures on CSU Seismic Priority lists.   

Each board member, with the exception of the geotechnical member, is assigned to several campuses of the CSU in order to become familiar with the campus as well as provide peer reviews when called upon through a separate Seismic Peer Review Service.  ​All Major Capital projects of the CSU are required to receive concurrence from the associated review board member prior to submission of the project for Schematic Design phase review as well as at 90% Construction Documentation Phase of a project design.  Full details of the Seismic Peer Reviewer responsibilities can be viewed in the associated Master Enabling Agreements available for each campus to use. 

The geotechnical engineer member of the board is responsible for advising the CSU on incorporation of campus specific seismic ground motion parameters as well as systemwide support related to geotechnical issues.   

In the event of a major seismic event, a designated Seismic Review Board member identified per the CSU Seismic Review Board Emergency Response Protocol will act as the Designated Building Official of the impacted campus.  

Additional information related to the CSU Seismic Review Board can be found within the CSU Seismic Requirements.  

Meetings 

The scheduled quarterly meetings of the board are rotated among the campuses of the CSU to provide regular firsthand observation of the campuses as well as to accommodate  discussions related to seismic issues​ between the Office of the Chancellor staff, board members, and the campus staff.  

Members

Active :

Charles Thiel, Jr.  Ph.D.

Thomas Sable, Ph.D., S.E.

Maryann Phipps, S.E.

John Egan, P.E., G.E.

Richard Niewiarowski, S.E.​

K. Dirk Boundy, S.E.


Emeritus :​

Theodore Zsutty, Ph.D., S.E​


Ex Officio :

Paul Gannoe (CSU)

Jack E. Andersen, Architect (CSU)

Ebi Saberi, Architect (CSU)


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CSU Mechanical Review Board

Introduction

The CSU Mechanical Review Board (MRB), made of practicing professional engineers, is an advisory arm to the CSU in review of energy, electrical, mechanical, and associated controls. 

Responsibilities

MRB's primary purpose is to support CSU's efforts in improvement of the quality of new and existing structures through promotion of efficient operation, optimum energy utilization, lowest life cycle costs, as well as exceeding the established energy goals.   MRB members also provide peer review services for CSU Major Capital projects.  Letters of concurrence at Schematic and conclusion of Construction Documentation phases of design are issued by the MRB member contractually engaged.  Full details of the Mechanical Peer Reviewer scope can be viewed in the associated Master Enabling Agreements​ available for campus use.

Meetings 

The scheduled quarterly meetings of the board are rotated among the campuses of the CSU to provide regular firsthand observation of the campuses as well as to accommodate discussions​ between the Office of the Chancellor staff, board members, and the campus staff.  

Members

Active :

Kent Peterson, P.E.

Jairam (Jai) Agaram, P.E.

Steven Taylor, P.E.

Douglas Effenberger, P.E.

Steve Straus, P.E.

John Andary, P.E.

Ex Officio :​

Aaron Klemm (CSU)

Jack E. Andersen, Architect (CSU)

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