Evaluation Committee

The ICC-ES Evaluation Committee consists of 10 Code Officials who provide independent consideration and approval of acceptance criteria, with public safety as their main concern.  Acceptance criteria are developed for new and innovative products that are not yet recognized in the code, therefore allowing for entrance of such products into the marketplace. The ICC-ES Evaluation Committee meets three times a year to consider new acceptance criteria and revisions to existing criteria. Attendees at committee meetings have the opportunity to speak on acceptance criteria and provide information to committee members. All meetings are open to the public.

Future Meeting Dates

Michael Abegg, P.E., CBO
Structural Plans Engineer
City of Phoenix-Planning & Development Dept Phoenix, AZ
During his time at the City of Phoenix, Mr. Abegg has served as the...More Details
Michael Abegg, P.E., CBO
During his time at the City of Phoenix, Mr. Abegg has served as the Fire Marshal, Building Official, IBC Technical Lead and Senior Structural Plans Engineer. His responsibilities have included: Fire Marshal Appeals; Code Modifications; Technical Interpretations; Alternate Materials, Design and Methods of Construction; plan review and inspection efforts and internal policies and procedures. In addition to maintaining the Certified Building Official certificate, he has ICC certifications in Residential and Commercial plans review and inspection as well as Accessibility and Energy plan review. Prior to his time at the City of Phoenix, Mr. Abegg worked as a Structural Design Engineer including residential and commercial projects.
Mr. Abegg holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Brigham Young University. He is a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Arizona. In his free time Mr. Abegg enjoys spending time with his wife and three young boys.
Ronald W. Clements, Jr., CBO
Assistant Building Official
Chesterfield County, VA Building Inspection Department, Chesterfield, VA
Ron Clements is the building official for the Chesterfield County D...More Details
Ronald W. Clements, Jr., CBO
Ron Clements is the building official for the Chesterfield County Department of Building Inspection. His responsibilities include management oversight of the department’s plan review and inspection divisions. He has held this position since 2011. Prior to that, he was chief of Chesterfield’s commercial plan review division. Ron has over 25 years of code enforcement experience, six years as a plans examiner for Hanover County, Virginia, in addition to 19 years with Chesterfield. Ron holds a bachelor’s of science degree in building construction from Virginia Tech and numerous Virginia and ICC professional certifications including building official, building plans examiner and building inspector.
Ron’s ICC service includes terms on the General Committee, Fire Safety Committee, Code Technology Committee, Code Correlation Committee, Codes and Standards Council, and Appeals Board. Ron’s organizational activities in Virginia include service on the boards of directors for the Virginia Building and Code Officials Association and Virginia Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors Association. He is a past president of VBCOA and represents both associations before the Virginia General Assembly. Ron also works with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development assisting the agency with state building code regulation development. In addition, he serves as a lead instructor for DHCD’s Jack A. Proctor Building Code Academy.
Michael P. Rickabaugh, CBO
Deputy Manager of Building & Safety
Deputy Building Official Reedy Creek Improvement District Lake Buena Vista, FL
Michael Rickabaugh has been the Deputy Building Official for Reedy ...More Details
Michael P. Rickabaugh, CBO
Michael Rickabaugh has been the Deputy Building Official for Reedy Creek Improvement District in Lake Buena Vista, Florida since 2003. He graduated from Penn State University and has a total of 30 years’ experience as a Building Official. He has held positions with 5 jurisdictions in Wyoming & Florida as Building Official, Director of Public Services & Manager of Fire Prevention. Michael has been active in chapter and conference support and has held various positions in local chapters, including President of the Wyoming Conference of Building Officials and President of the Wyoming Division of the IAEI. He served 5 years on the ICBO Education Committee, including 1 year as Chairman; and served 1 year on the ICBO ES Committee as well as 1 year on the ICC ES Legacy Committee for the UBC. In addition, he served a 6 year Governor’s appointment to the Wyoming Council on Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety, where he served as Vice-Chairman.
He is certified by the ICC as a Building Official, Building Inspector, and Plans Examiner and is licensed by the State of Florida as the same. He is registered by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services as a Safety Assessment Program Evaluator and is designated by ICC IAS as a Lead Evaluator-in-Training for building department accreditation.
David Sauter, BCO
Building Inspector
Hatfield Township Hatfield, PA
Mr. Sauter currently serves as the Commercial/Residential Building ...More Details
David Sauter, BCO
Mr. Sauter currently serves as the Commercial/Residential Building Inspector in Hatfield, Pennsylvania and has held that position since 2009. His responsibilities include all plan reviews and inspections for all commercial/residential projects and all other day to day issues that affect the code department. He is also active in the PA Association of Code Officials. He will serve on the ICC 2019 Group B 1Admin Code Development Committee for the upcoming 2018-2019 Code Development Cycle and is 1 of 3 ICC members to serve on the RESNET/ICC Water Efficiency Rating Index ( WERi ) Standard Committee.
Previously Mr. Sauter worked in construction management for 35 years as a superintendent/project manager for several developers. His responsibilities included plan reviews, co-ordination of all construction activities and interaction with all applicable code and governmental agencies. He served 2 terms on the ICC-Energy Exam Development Committee from 2010-2016. Mr. Sauter currently holds multiple ICC and Pennsylvania Certifications and has an Associate Degree from Bucks County Community College.