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Susan Barr, Susan joined the City of Austin in January of 2013 as a Plans Examiner in Residential Plan Review performing reviews for the technical residential code. Within three months she was promoted to Senior Planner where she reviewed the highest level of residential projects for zoning compliance. In 2016 Susan was promoted to Residential Building Inspector Supervisor where she oversaw 22 residential inspectors, focused on training, and introduced process improvements. During her tenure at the City of Austin she has assisted with writing local amendments for the technical codes and has been instrumental in the department's review of CodeNEXT.
Susan is a licensed architect and brings over 20 years of experience in architecture and construction. She provides a unique perspective having worked in architecture, building plan review, and building inspections. In addition to her architecture license she holds a multitude of certifications including LEED AP BD+C; Construction Specification Institute's Construction Document Technologist; Austin Energy Green Boots Graduate; ICC Residential Building Inspector; ICC Residential Mechanical Inspector; ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner; and is a TSBPE Licensed Plumbing Inspector with a Multipurpose Residential Fire Protection Sprinkler endorsement.