Technical Services Manager
Senior Fire Protection & Code Analyst
Temple Kennedy brings a unique and valuable perspective to each project. As a general contractor, Mr. Kennedy experienced the challenges and successes of the construction process from cost estimation to final close-out. In 2007, he transitioned to the role of a plan reviewer with the City of San Antonio. Mr. Kennedy explored the intricacies of building and fire codes and excelled at applying the intent of the code rather than the strict letter of the text. He also developed an in-depth understanding of the role and process of an authority having jurisdiction while working for the City of San Antonio Development Services Department. Mr. Kennedy participates in Real Estate Council’s Development Process Task Force and AIA/PEPP Committees as a way to stay informed of City’s procedures and, as a consultant, to recommend improvements to the overall process.
Since joining PDI in October 2008, Mr. Kennedy has established himself as a dedicated and authoritative project manager. He works closely with project team members to work through design scenarios and evaluate code compliance. His prompt, concise “plain English” explanations of code requirements allow the project team to focus on the building design without trying to decipher the building and fire codes. Where physical or functional constraints make compliance with the building and fire codes impractical, Mr. Kennedy provides creative, cost-effective, and functional solutions through alternative methods of materials and construction.
2003 Bachelor of Science – RPTS
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
Licenses and Certifications
Certified Building Code Official, International Code Council (ICC)
Certified Building Official, International Code Council (ICC)
Certified Fire Code Official, International Code Council (ICC)
Certified Fire Marshal, International Code Council (ICC)
Commercial Building Inspector, International Code Council (ICC)
Building Plans Examiner, International Code Council (ICC)
Commercial Mechanical Inspector, International Code Council (ICC)
Commercial Plumbing Inspector, International Code Council (ICC)
Residential Building Inspector, International Code Council (ICC)
Fire Inspector I, International Code Council (ICC)
Fire Inspector II, International Code Council (ICC)
Fire Plans Examiner, International Code Council (ICC)
Hazardous Materials Awareness Level Trained (OSHA Title 29-CFR 1910.120
Relevant Professional Experience
2008 – Present
Protection Development, Incorporated
San Antonio, Texas
Mr. Kennedy works closely with Engineers, Architects, and Owners to perform plan reviews during the design stage of a project and helps to interpret codes and make suggestions for alternate methods of materials and construction. He has reviewed multiple educational buildings as a third-party consultant as required by TEA for schools outside a municipal area. Mr. Kennedy has extensive experience analyzing construction plans and projects for compliance with the ICC, NFPA, and FM Global Codes and Standards.
Major Project Experience:
University Hospital Systems Capital Improvement Project – San Antonio, Texas (‘10-Present): Full code analysis of five-phase project including new central utility plan expansion and heliport addition, new 11-story parking facility with roof-top heliport, and 11-story, 400 + bed hospital and acute care facility. Project Role: Lead Code Analyst.
International Fumigators – Houston, Texas (2009): Classified all products proposed for a new storage warehouse including flammable gasses, flammable and combustible liquids, highly toxics, oxidizers, aerosols, organic peroxides, and water reactive products. Conducted a full code analysis for fire and life-safety issues related to each material and the proposed quantities including spill control and secondary containment, separation of incompatibles, ventilation, emergency equipment, etc. Project Role: Project Manager and Lead Code Analyst.
2007 – 2008
City of San Antonio Development Services Department, San Antonio, Texas
As a Senior Plans Examiner, Mr. Kennedy reviewed a great variety of commercial construction projects for compliance with the ICC, NFPA, and locally adopted Codes and Standards. He worked closely with professional Engineers, Architects, and Developers to resolve structural design problems and interpret building codes and zoning ordinances. In addition to plan review, Mr. Kennedy served as a member of the department’s Code Modification Request review committee. As a member, he reviewed proposals for alternative methods of achieving safe building designs. Additionally, Mr. Kennedy sat on the Consolidated Review Committee whose charge was the modification, implementation, and oversight of the new form based zoning regulations to be applied to the new City South Development and Texas A&M San Antonio Campus.
2003 – 2007
STR Constructors, Liberty Hill, Texas
During his time with STR Constructors, Mr. Kennedy earned increasing levels of responsibility, first employed as an assistant superintendent, then estimator, and eventually as project manager working on many commercial and educational facilities.
Major Project Experience
Additions and Renovations to Bradley Middle School – San Antonio, Texas (‘03-‘07): Ran day-to-day operations, scheduled work by construction sub-contractors, compiled close-out documents for entire project, single-point of contact for project Architect and Owner for coordination and resolution of any issues. Project Role: Project Manager.
Additions and Renovations to Edgewood Independent School District – San Antonio, Texas (‘03-‘07): Ran day-to-day operations, scheduled work by construction sub-contractors, compiled close-out documents for entire project, single point of contact for project Architect and Owner for coordination and resolution of any issues. Project Role: Project Manager.
Mansfield Transportation Facilities – Mansfield, Texas (‘05-‘06): Provided cost take-offs for concrete, carpentry, millwork, doors and hardware, and specialties construction work. Assisted the project manager in all daily duties including scheduling and coordinating meetings, scheduling sub-contractors work, and coordination with Architect and Owner. Project Role: Assistant Project Manager, Estimator.
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (Austin / San Antonio Chapter)
International Code Council