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Benjamin Hays portrait

Benjamin Hays, PE, SE, LEED AP, CBO

University Building Official
Senior Civil/Structural Engineer

O: 434.982.5919

C: 434.249.0507

Oversees Department

Betty Bowman portrait

Betty Bowman

Program Support Technician

O: 434.982.5610

Logs in reviews

Stamps & distributes drawings

Prepares project approvals

Robert Waite portrait

Robert A. Waite Jr., AIA, CBO

Review Unit Managing Architect

O: 434.982.5909

C: 434.987.6958

Questions about Project

Review Schedule and

Building Permit Status

Ronald Herfurth portrait

Ronald Herfurth, PE, CBO

Senior Mechanical Engineer

O: 434.982.5417

C: 434.409.0433

Mechanical and Plumbing

Reviews and Inspections

Scott Clough portrait

Scott T. Clough, PE, CBO, LEED AP

Senior Electrical Engineer

O: 434.243.2478

C: 434.260.4984

Electrical and Fire Alarm

Reviews and Inspections

Katherine Grove portrait

Katherine Grove, AIA, CBO, LEED AP

Senior Architect
Sustainable Design Coordinator

O: 434.243.4817

C: 434.906.7556

Architectural Reviews

Egress and ADA

Inspections and Stage Permits

David Cooper portrait

David Cooper, CBO

Fire Protection Engineer

O: 434.243.1431

C: 434.962.4265

Fire/Life Safety and Fire Suppression Reviews and Inspections

Nathanial Lawson portrait

Nathan W. Lawson, EIT

Associate Civil/Structural Engineer

O: 434.906.0431

C: 434.960.7323

Civil and structural reviews

Combination inspections

Richard McDaniel portrait

Richard McDaniel, CBO, CFO

Fire and Life Safety Consultant

C: 434.981.5037

Fire assemblies, above ceiling, TCUO, CUO, and combination inspections