Council Members

The Building Code Council (the Council) is comprised of twelve members, eleven voting and one non-voting who is the State Comptroller or the Comptroller’s designee.  The voting members of the Council shall include:.

  1. One county building official from each of the four counties appointed by the mayor
  2. One member representing the State Fire Council
  3. One member representing the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations who has significant experience in elevator or fire safety
  4. One member representing the State Energy Office of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism
  5. One member representing the Structural Engineers Association of Hawaii
  6. One member representing the American Institute of Architects, Hawaii State Council
  7. One member representing the Building Industry Association of Hawaii or the General Contractors Association of Hawaii, who has significant experience with building codes, with alternating four-year terms
    between the two organizations and the first four-year term to be served by the Building Industry Association of Hawaii
  8. One member representing the Subcontractors’ Association of Hawaii who has significant experience with building codes


The current Council members are as follows:

  1. Willard Nishigata, City and County of Honolulu, Vice Chair
  2. Jai Ho Cheng, County of Hawaii
  3. Glen Ueno, County of Maui
  4. Doug Haigh, County of Kauai
  5. Lloyd Rogers, State Fire Council
  6. Gaur Johnson, Structural Engineers Association of Hawaii, Chair
  7. Howard Wiig, Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
  8. Dennis Mendoza, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
  9. James Reinhardt, American Institute of Architects, Hawaii State Council
  10. John Cheung, Building Industry Association of Hawaii
  11. Gregg Serikaku, Subcontractors’ Accociation of Hawaii
  12. Roderick Becker, State Comptroller