City of Sarnia Welcomes New Chief Building Official


The City of Sarnia is pleased to announce that the recruitment for the Chief Building Official has been successfully completed with the appointment of Mr. Ken Barros, effective January 21, 2019. As Chief Building Official (CBO), Mr. Barros is responsible for the management and leadership of Building Services and performing the statutory requirements of the CBO, as required by the Building Code, and Municipal Building By-law and other applicable laws as amended. Including issuance of Building Permits, plans reviews and inspections. Ken Barros is a graduate of LCCVI and the Architectural Technology program at Fanshawe College. Previously worked as Plans Examiner/Building Inspector for the Town of Lincoln. Mr. Barros has held the position of Building Code Technician, Building Official, and Supervisor/Deputy CBO at the City of Sarnia within the past 5 years. Mr. Barros is a certified member of the Ontario Building Officials Association and is qualified under the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. As the Chief Building Official, Mr. Barros will work with local stakeholders and agencies to increase opportunities for local residential land development and ensure construction complies with applicable codes and standards. “Ken has built strong relationships with the local building agencies in our community. We look forward to his continued efforts to strengthen the building community in his new role as Chief Building Official,” explains Alan Shaw, Interim Chief Administrative Officer. 


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