NAFFA International (NAFFA) is a family of talented
individuals assembled to provide exceptional engineering building
code services that are technologically-leveraged and customer
NAFFA' s staff and support professionals are licensed Architects,
Engineers, Certified Plans Examiners and Building Officials, Building/Fire
Inspectors, Building Code Educators and Developers of
Building Code lookup software and online resources.
NAFFA's staff experience include review and analysis for 1000's
of projects ranging from single family dwellings to the very
complex and hazardous structures and occupancies. Over the years,
the NAFFA team developed special skills and tools to deal with
complex reviews under time constraints. Our staff's well-rounded
experience include assignments in private, governmental, construction,
design, plan check and field inspection.
Bringing international professionals together with various
expertise culminated in the development of the Building
Code Discussions Group (BCDG).
The BCDG is a Powerful Online Community for building codes,
life-safety, construction and related Q&A with a
membership of 22,000+. NAFFA, along with
of technical experts and professionals, dispense opinions and
help end users (experts and novices alike) through the building
codes and permitting maze of information.
NAFFA's accomplishments include development of NCSBCS-award-winning
CodeBuddy programs (the popular graphical building codes
and accessibility look up software), and numerous code-related
specialty programs and online tools.
NAFFA's extensive use of technology, ability to plainly
explain and analyze complex engineering and code topics to
and clients; provides everyone involved with an invaluable
single-source of building codes information.
Naffa is the founder and president of NAFFA International.
Naffa specializes in the areas of building, fire and life-safety
code review, building code software development; technical training
and building permitting solutions. Imad started his professional
career in the early eighties and has multi-discipline experience
in building and structures analysis, plan review and has served
a number of assignments as a technical instructor in life-safety
and structural plan review.
Imad is a graduate from Bishop's High School in Amman,
Jordan, and a B.S. graduate in Civil Engineering
State University at Fresno. He is a registered Civil Engineer
in a number of states and holds certifications in a dozen
fields. In November 2000, Imad became the recipient of NCSBCS
national award "Streamlining the Nation's Building Regulations"
for the development of CodeBuddy building codes lookup
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