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Park City building inspector reaches profession’s pinnacle

by Jay Hamburger OF THE RECORD STAFF

The association that publishes building codes has awarded its highest level of certification to a City Hall building inspector, a prestigious honor shared by only 635 other inspectors throughout the world.

The International Code Council recently made Dennis Thomas, a City Hall building inspector since 2006, a master code professional. He passed 17 tests as he sought the certification. He had been a building inspector in Provo for a decade prior to joining City Hall.

"When I first started, I never thought I could realize something like this," Thomas says.

Including Thomas, there are eight inspectors with addresses listed in Utah who have achieved the certification, according to the International Code Council.

Thomas, who is 59 years old, was the lead building inspector on major projects like the St. Regis in Deer Crest and the Park City Medical Center. He is also the lead inspector on the Montage in Empire Pass.