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Robert C. (Bob) Jacobson, CBO, CBCO
109 N. Main S.
Ste. 1507
Memphis TN 38103
USA
phone: 901-552-5772
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Robert C. (Bob) Jacobson, CBO, CBCO, has over 30 years of experience in Construction Code Enforcement. He is certified by the International Code Council as a Building Inspector, Plans Examiner, Zoning Inspector, Residential and Commercial Energy Code Inspector, Residential Energy Code Plans Examiner, Certified Building Code Official, and Certified Building Official.

Background - While working as Director of Code Enforcement for the city of Bartlett, TN, Mr. Jacobson served on committees with both the Southern Building Code Congress International and the technical subcommittees that helped create the International Codes. In this capacity, he was awarded the Tennessee Building Official of the year award, The President's Award, and twice awarded the West Tennessee Building Official of the Year. On his retirement, he was awarded a life time honorary membership to the TBOA.

After retiring, Mr. Jacobson obtained a Tennessee General Contractors License and built light commercial and large residential structures. He also worked as a code consultant keeping up with the changes from Standard Building Code to International Building Code.

Litigations Support - Mr. Jacobson currently offers litigation support services to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense. His cases involve:
  • Existing Building Codes - Sprinklers, fire alarms, rated walls, and fireproofing issues
  • Accessibility Codes - Americans with Disabilities Act - Title II and III, North Carolina Accessibility, California Title 24, ANSI, Chapter 11 of the IBC
  • Pre-Acquisition Due Diligence - Code compliance, appropriateness of buildings facilities, and zoning issues
  • Hazardous Material Storage - Manufacturing and storage compliance methods and alternatives in existing and proposed new facilities
  • Energy Code - International Energy Conservation Code, ASHRAE 90.1, and state energy code compliance during design and specification process
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Jeffrey E. Bartrem
Construction Inspection Consultant
PO Box 264
Williamston MI 48895
USA
phone: 517-655-6903 or 517-944-1380 (cell)
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Jeffrey E. Bartrem is a Certified Building Inspector with over 30 years of experience as Residential Rehabilitation Specialist, Building Official, Plan Reviewer, and Deputy Fire Inspector. He has performed tens of thousands of inspection on residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Mr. Bartrem's experience includes both national and international projects including ones in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. He has vast knowledge and understanding of Construction Practices Assessments, International Code Council, the International Accreditation Service, Basic Building Codes, ICBO, ICC, and the Uniform Building Code.

Mr. Bartrem has been offering litigation support services for 35 years. He is often called upon to perform thorough research to disqualify opposition reports, depositions, and testimony. Mr. Bartrem has been qualified in many District and Circuit Courts, as well as Federal Courts, and has never been disqualified.

Jeffrey Bartrem has appeared for builders at licensing hearings, conducted draw request inspections, negotiated for building and business owners with building officials, fire officials and prosecutors, performed complex sale inspections, prepared maintenance forecasts, managed multi-million dollar renovations, as well as represented many homeowners in building code and workmanship claims.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Property Liability
  • Negligence Actions
  • Building Code Expert
  • Residential Structures
  • Commercial Structures
  • Fire Issues
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Zoning
  • Workmanship
  • Water Testing
  • Building Inspections
  • Maintenance
  • Building Code Research
  • Construction Safety
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