Governor Abbott Appoints Five To Texas Industrialized Building Code Council

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Communication

The council oversees the state program regulating industrialized housing and buildings.

Governor Greg Abbott appointed Janet Hoffman to the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council for a term set to expire on February 1, 2020. Additionally, he reappointed Roland Brown, Edward “Eddie” Martin, Scott McDonald, and Stephen Shang for terms set to expire on February 1, 2021. The council oversees the state program regulating industrialized housing and buildings.

Janet Hoffman of Galveston is President and Engineering Manager for Ibis Engineering. She is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Additionally, she serves on the City of Galveston Transportation Committee and is a member of the Houston-Galveston Area Council Economic Development District. Hoffman received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University. 

Roland Brown of Midlothian is Vice President of Design and Development for Ramtech Building Systems, Inc. He is Government Affairs Chairman and President for the Modular Building Institute and a member of the International Code Council. 

Edward “Eddie” Martin of Austin is President and CEO of Tilson Homes.  He is a member and past president of the Texas Association of Builders and the Greater Houston Builders Association.  Additionally, he is a member of the National Association of Home Builders. Martin received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Abilene Christian University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston Law School.

Scott McDonald of Keller is Director of Development Services for the City of Denton. He is a board member for the National Institute of Building Sciences and a member of the Texas Chapter of American Planning Association. McDonald received a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration from Wayland Baptist University.    

Stephen Shang of Austin is CEO of Falcon Structures. He is a board member of the Modular Building Institute, the National Portable Storage Association, and the Young Presidents’ Organization. Additionally, he is a member of The University of Texas College of Engineering Advisory Council and the Rotary Club of Austin. Shang received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program.   

These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.