Mechanical Contractors Board of Examiners

Details about the Mechanical Contractors Board of Examiners


25.10.030 - Board of Examiners for Mechanical Contractors.

The Board of Examiners for Mechanical Contractors who install mechanical equipment shall be composed as follows: The Mayor shall appoint:

One employing Mechanical Contractor who performs work within the City of St. Louis;

One registered professional engineer who shall be an employee of the City of St. Louis;

Two journeyman pipefitters as that term is defined herein (one of which shall be involved primarily in maintenance work and one of which shall be involved primarily in industrial work); and

One user of a mechanical system subject to this Code which user shall be either an owner, lessee or keeper of any commercial structure with a mechanical system or the agent of such a person.

Each of the above shall be a United States Citizen. They shall review each applicant's qualifications for licensing.

Apply to Serve (2 openings)
Openings include appointments labeled "Serving Beyond Term."

Board Members

Showing 4 active board members (maximum 5)
Name Role End Date
James Bommarito Member 03/07/2028
Louis Brock Jr. Member 03/07/2028
Bryron Miller Member 03/07/2028
Thomas Barry 04/07/2000
Serving Beyond Term

Authorizing Legislation

Ordinance 62579, City Code 25.10.030, City Code 25.10.040, City Code 25.10.050, City Code 25.10.060, City Code 25.10.070

Board Duties and Purpose

Ordinance 62579 Section 2

There is hereby established a Board of Examiners for Mechanical Contractors which shall govern mechanical and pipefitting contractors who perform work under this Code of the following prescribed nature:

Contractors involved in any or all of the functions described herein, including the laying out, fabrication, assembly, installation and maintenance of pressurized piping and piping systems, fixtures and equipment for steam and hot water heating, cooling, lubricating, and industrial processing systems. The specific functions performed by said Contractors would include any of the following:

The selection of the type and size of pipe and related materials according to job specifications with respect to such work; the inspection of work sites to determine the presence of obstructions and to ascertain that holes will not cause structural weakness; the planning of the sequence of installation to avoid obstructions and activities of other construction workers, the cutting of pipe using a hacksaw, pipe cutters, hammer and chisel, cutting torch, pipe cutting machine or any other equipment used to perform the same general functions as this equipment; the threading of pipe using a threading machine; the bending of pipe by hand or with a pipe bending machine; the assembly and installation of a variety of metal and nonmetal pipe and pipe fittings including those made of brass, copper, glass and plastic with respect to the work described above; the joining of pipe by means of a threaded, caulked, soldered, brazed, fused or cemented joint; the securing of pipe to structures with clamps, brackets and hangers using hand tools; the installation and maintenance of refrigeration and air-conditioning systems including compressors, pumps, meters, and hydraulic controls and piping on commercial building; the testing of piping systems for leaks by increasing pressure in pipes and observing gauges attached to pipes for indication of leaks.

All of the functions described above must be with respect to the specific work described at the outset of this Section and such work shall not be interpreted in any event to include the installation, repair or maintenance of elevators. This Code shall apply to the above-described functions only as they relate to the new construction, replacement, maintenance, overhauling, general repair, renovation, rebuilding, rehabilitation or remodeling of mechanical systems which are: team piping an piping systems; pressurized piping systems in waste water and sewage treatment facilities; pressurized and vacuum piping in processing and industrial pipe installations through which hazardous, toxic or poisonous substances flow; pressurized piping in air conditioning systems in commercial structures of 14 tons and above; pressurized piping in heating systems in commercial structures of 300,000 British Thermal Units (BTUs) and above.

This Code shall apply only to commercial structures and shall not apply to any residential building with six or fewer dwellings. This Code shall not apply to any work of an aggregate mechanical contract price of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) or less. This Code shall be interpreted in conjunction with other building and safety codes by the Building Commissioner or his designated representative. Alterations or repairs to any mechanical system shall conform to that required for a new mechanical system without requiring the existing mechanical system to comply with all of the requirements of this Code.

Alterations or repairs shall not cause an existing mechanical system to become unsafe nor adversely affect the performance of the mechanical system. Where additions or alterations subject parts of existing systems to loads exceeding those permitted herein, such parts shall be made to comply with this Code. This Code does not apply to any mechanical work performed by employees of an owner, lessee, or keeper of the structure in which the work is performed or to any public utility and/or its employees.

Member Requirements

25.10.060 - Term of office—Compensation.

The members of the Board of Examiners shall hold office for a term of 4-years or until their successors are duly appointed and qualified by the Mayor.

Initial appointments to the Board of Examiners shall be for the following terms: Mechanical System User—4 years; Mechanical, Contractor—3 years; and Journeyman Pipefitter—2 years.

The non-city employees shall receive compensation for their services if provided by separate ordinance on a per-meeting basis.

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