Frank C. Morris, CBO, CFM, MCP, MCEP, CSP

A bachelor of science degree in building construction marked the beginning of Frank Morris’s 40 plus years in the construction and code industry. Now president of Tri-State Consultants, Morris has been a Qualifying Party in six states and has 45 construction/code certifications, including Certified Building Official (CBO), Certified Fire Marshal (CFM), Master Code Professional (MCP), Master Code Enforcement Professional (MCEP), and Certified Sustainability Professional (CSP).

Morris has held many positions over the years, including:
  • Owner
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Director of Construction
  • Project Manager
  • Chief Estimator
  • Safety Director
  • Construction Coordinator
  • Construction Inspector
  • Code Enforcement
  • Draftsman
  • Zoning Director
  • Flood Plain Administrator
  • Chief Building Official
  • Home Inspector
  • Construction Consultant
  • Code Consultant
  • Director of Planning and Permitting
  • Certified Flood Plain Manager
And worked in a variety of types of construction including:
  • Residential
  • Multi-Family Apartments
  • Single Family Homes
  • FmHA Projects
  • HUD Projects
  • Commercial
  • Athletic Complexes
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Private Investors
  • Churches
  • Industrial
  • Chemical Plants
  • Pulp and Paper Mills
  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Telecommunications
  • Office Buildings
  • Modular Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Schools
  • Libraries
  • Motels
  • Shopping Centers

Frank’s personal commitment to lifelong learning led him to create, providing seminars, webinars, online study exams, study aids, articles, discussion forum, checklists, downloads and many more items dealing with codes and code certification. Additionally, Morris has been an instructor of numerous courses for the Southern Building Code Congress International, the International Code Council, several chapters of the AGC, the Building Professional Institute, Home Builders Associations, numerous clients, and many others.

Mr. Morris’s industry involvement has included:
  • Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Energy Forum – Past Member
  • International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) – Member
  • Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI)
    • Life Safety Committee – Elected Member 1998 – 2001
    • Nominating Committee – Member, appointed by SBCCI Board of Directors, 1999
  • Building Officials Association of Louisiana (BOAL) – Past Member
    • Board of Directors 1999 – 2002
    • President 1999
  • Building Officials Association of Texas - Member
  • Building Officials Association of Florida – Past Member
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Texas Construction Law Section – Associate Member

See also Licenses & Certifications and Teaching Experience.

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