AIA|LA Building Performance & Regulations Committee presents LADBS :: PRESENT & FUTURE - Improving Development Services
When
Where
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
DLR Group's Santa Monica office, 3130 Wilshire Blvd., 6th floor, Santa Monica, CA 90403
committee

AIA|LA Building Performance & Regulations Committee presents 

LADBS :: PRESENT & FUTURE - Improving Development Services
Guest Speaker: Ifa Kashefi, Ph.D., S.E. - Deputy Superintendent of Building I, Engineering Bureau Chief, LADBS

When: Thursday, July 10, 2014. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: DLR Group's Santa Monica office, 3130 Wilshire Blvd., 6th floor, Santa Monica, CA 90403.


On behalf of the AIA|LA Building Performance & Regulations Committee, you are cordially invited to a presentation about City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) current and future “changes” that assist, guide, and advise you, to build safe, well, and fast.

LADBS “changes” include cultural shifts, new technologies to expand its on-line services, and new services to facilitate the design and construction of your major, midsize and small projects. It is the goal of LADBS to be your partner embracing the rising construction trend.

Ifa Kashefi, Ph.D., S.E.
Deputy Superintendent of Building I, Engineering Bureau Chief
Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety

Dr. Kashefi has over 30 years of structural engineering experience, extensive managerial and leadership experience in the private and public sectors. As the Chief of the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) Engineering Bureau, since 2008, she has directed the entire Bureau’s operations and technical enhancement programs including developments and implementations of the Bureau’s administrative policies and procedures. She is responsible for the following major Department‐wide operations with an annual budget of $43 million and over 230 employees:

-Building, Electrical and Mechanical Plan Check and Permit Issuance
-Zoning Determinations and Review
-Building Research and Mechanical/Electrical Testing Laboratories
-Construction Services Centers located in the Metro, Van Nuys, South Los Angeles, West Los Angeles and San Pedro Offices
-Board of Building & Safety Commissioners
-Board of Disabled Access Appeals Commissioners

Under her leadership, last year the Bureau served over 372,000 walk‐in customers, issued over 126,000 permits with an estimated valuation of over $3.8 billion, and reviewed and approved plans for over 41,400 projects.