Mecklenburg Code Director Honored for Extraordinary Service

Jim Bartl, director of Code Enforcement for Mecklenburg County, has been named recipient of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Dietrick Service Medal.The award is presented annually to an AIA North Carolina member who exhibits extraordinary service to the community, profession or AIA North Carolina. The medal is named in honor of the late William Henley Deitrick, FAIA, a former president of AIA North Carolina.

For more than 12 years, Bartl has led all of AIA North Carolina’s code enforcement efforts, integrating codes for better flow, helping to improve processes and efficiency. Since 1996, he has served as Mecklenburg County Code director and has led the department to conduct much of its business online, streamlining customer service and greatly reducing the need for paper transactions.

In 2002, Bartl helped craft the North Carolina Rehab Code, the first written specifically for existing buildings, moving away from the dependence on new buildings as the standard measuring safety guide.

Prior to coming to Mecklenburg County, Bartl practiced architecture in St. Louis, MO, with one of the largest architecture firms in the country.

REBIC congratulates Jim on this prestigious honor, and thanks him for his service to the county and to the building industry!

Source: Mecklenburg County

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