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WPB CHIEF BUILDING INSPECTOR AWARDED BOAPBC ‘INSPECTOR OF THE YEAR’ HONOR
Conrad, who works in the City of WPB Development Services Department, received this recognition for providing the development community with exemplary service.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (January 4, 2019) -- As evidence of the City of West Palm Beach’s commitment to delivering exceptional customer service that enhances quality of life, City of West Palm Beach Chief Building Inspector, Ken Conrad, was awarded the Inspector of the Year award by the Building Officials Association of
Palm Beach County (BOAPBC).



 
Conrad, who works in the City of West Palm Beach Development Services Department, received this recognition for providing the development community with exemplary service. He is responsible for supervising the City’s team of building inspectors and, also, performs inspections himself. He has been delegated with the authority to represent the City’s Building Official in working with special inspectors on threshold building projects and working with resident inspectors.
 
While working on projects ranging from a professional sports stadium, electrical generating and distribution facilities, to high rise hotels, Conrad monitors the various construction methods and various materials used and shows great flexibility, adjusting to accommodate a variety of construction professionals and handling each situation appropriately. City of West Palm Beach customers regularly commend him on his knowledge and helpful approach.  As the chief, Conrad has shared his knowledge with the City’s building inspectors and has efficiently managed inspections.
 
“In the face of a very heavy work load Ken has a great approach to his job and has a positive impact on his coworkers, the development community, and their many projects,” said Robert Brown, City of West Palm Beach Building Official and Building Division Manager. “We are very fortunate to have Ken as an employee at the City.” 
 
Conrad has been an employee of the City since 2001.
 
The Inspector of the Year Award recognizes integrity, professionalism and dedication in service to the profession, along with personal standards that represent the spirit of public service in the enforcement of codes and standards in the interest of public safety.
 
BOAPBC is a Florida not-for-profit corporation comprised of building officials, inspectors, plans examiners, architects, engineers, contractors, industry members and others mutually interested in the promotion and enhancement of public safety, through diligent and consistent enforcement of applicable construction codes and regulations throughout Palm Beach County, Florida. BOAPBC has been the local Chapter of the Building Officials Association of Florida since 1974 and the local Chapter of the International Code Congress since 2001.