Elaine was appointed University Building Official in 2009. She joined the University of Virginia in 2006, serving first as Senior Fire Protection Engineer. Prior to joining UVa, Elaine worked for the Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office as Regional Engineer in Western and Central Virginia. She also served as Building Commissioner for Roanoke County. Elaine holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.E. in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland.
Elaine’s current role involves the administration of the code compliance program for all construction projects at UVa, including UVa College at Wise, Blandy Farm, and UVa’s various other properties throughout the state. She is also actively involved in the plan review and inspection process and provides technical direction to staff and clients.
Elaine is a registered Professional Engineer and is a Certified Building Official. She is also a Certified Fire Official and holds certifications in Mechanical, Building, and Fire Code Plan Review and Inspections. Elaine serves as a Governor-appointed member of the Virginia Fire Services Board and represents that Board as a member of the Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development. She has been actively involved in code development on both the state and national levels throughout her career.