Tony Bartko is a Building Code subject matter expert aspiring to promote the Building Code through education and at the same time, advance the professionalism of the Building Officials’ Association of BC. Along with RBO Certification, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Diploma in Land Surveying. Tony has facilitated Building Code education on behalf of the BOABC. Currently he is a faculty member at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Architectural & Building Technology (Part-Time Studies) facilitating delivery of all Building Code course offerings.
Mentored by both Casey van den Broek and Bob Light, Tony joined the BOABC in 1993 and soon after, became a Registered Building Official (RBO). Leaving the public sector in 2005 to join CFT Engineering, a dynamic Building Code Consulting firm, this opportunity was a springboard to developing a greater understanding of the Building Code along with an opportunity to apply the Code knowledge in the design of a large cross-section of prominent, Lower Mainland construction projects. While with CFT Engineering, Tony obtained his certification as an Applied Science Technologist with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASCTTBC). After ten years’ in the private sector, Tony rejoined the public sector advancing to positions of greater responsibility, to his current position as a Department Manager at Fraser Valley Regional District, where he is invigorating and streamlining building permit approval processes utilizing his combined private / public sector expertise.
As a BOABC Past-President, Tony demonstrates his continued passion for the advancement and greater industry presence of the BOABC by volunteering with the Association in Chairing the Governance Committee and Chairing the Nominating Committee. Furthermore, Tony is a valued member of the Finance Committee and a long-standing member of the Examination Development Committee. Tony tirelessly volunteers his time when it comes to education in better understanding the Building Code.