Eirene Knott


Eirene has more than 30 years of experience working nationally with building and fire codes. She has written and presented code changes to clarify language in the code, as well as provided testimony on other proposed code changes. Prior to joining BRR, Eirene served as a Building Official, a Senior Plans Analyst, Building Inspector and Permit Technician. She has taught several codes-related courses at various conferences and the National Fire Academy.

Professional Registrations

Master Code Professional

Certified Building Official

Certified Fire Marshal

Professional Associations

International Code Council


Baker University, Master of Science in Management

Kansas State University, Bachelor of Construction Science


Key Factors for Podium Construction

By Eirene Knott

What is podium construction? Technically per the International Building Code (IBC), it is a horizontal building separation. This code provision allows for a building to be built on top of another building…

Occupied rooftop photo

Coming Soon: Changes in Building Code for Occupied Rooftops

By Eirene Knott

More and more building owners are using open rooftops to create event or gathering spaces, which has triggered changes to the International Building Code (IBC) over the course of the past several years.