Instructor Bios | Frank O’Neill

Frank O'Neill Instructor Bios | Frank O’Neill

Frank O’Neill is a Certified Electrical Inspector and has worked as a municipal and educational facilities division manager for a professional engineering and inspection company. He has overseen, coordinated and facilitated code compliance for educational facilities, municipal governments, and private owners, which use the plan to review, inspection, code administration and/or continuing education services.

Specific tasks include establishment of protocol and procedures for the review of plans and specifications for educational facilities, municipal governments and private owners, establishing policies and procedures for inspection personnel to insure code compliance with Florida Building Code, life safety code, and associated codes and references. He has been responsible for monitoring day-to-day operations of the services provided by building officials, plan review personnel and inspectors as well as reviewing proposed code changes, modifications, declaratory statements, and code related legislation, and supplying constructive input to the appropriate individuals, committees or commission.

Frank’s background in construction and code compliance is extensive. Beginning as a laborer, he then served an apprenticeship in the trowel trades, and in 1970, became a State Certified General Contractor. In the early eighties, his interests turned to code compliance and the code promulgation process. In 1981, he took a position as a building inspector for Lee County, a rapidly growing county in Southwest Florida. He soon became the Chief Inspector, a position he held for many years. During his time as Chief Inspector, he became actively involved with the Southern Standard Building Code Congress International, the Building Code Officials Association of Florida, National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards, American Institute of Certified Planners, the Governor’s Code Study Commission and the Florida Building Code Commission, attending and participating in conferences, committees, and meetings. In July 1996 he began attending and participating in monthly meetings of the Governor’s Code Study Commission and subsequent Florida Building Commission. Frank continues to be an active participant in many ad hoc and technical advisory committees.

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Florida State Licenses:

  • CGC, Certified Building Code Administrator, Certified Building Plans Examiner, Certified Building Inspector, Certified Mechanical Inspector, Certified Plumbing Inspector, Certified Roofing Inspector, Certified Electrical Inspector