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Mr. Lourenco founded the consulting firm Lourenco Consultants Inc. (LCI), in 2000, and has since been involved in code consulting and code compliance activities in the Washington metropolitan area. His firm worked in some of the most complex projects of the last decade in the District of Columbia, including the Washington Nationals Ballpark, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Arena Stage's new Mead Center for American Theater, and the United States Institute of Peace headquarters.
Prior to that, Mr. Lourenco was the Administrator of Building and Land Regulation Administration, in DCRA, in charge of enforcing zoning regulations, historic preservation law, construction, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, boiler and elevator codes, as well as maintaining the official surveying records, in the nation’s capital.
Mr. Lourenco previously worked as a senior code consultant for one of the major fire and life safety consulting firms in the United States, and was the Deputy Director of the Code Enforcement Bureau, in Alexandria, VA. Mr. Lourenco was a member of the DC Building Code Advisory Committee (BCAC), predecessor of CCCB, from 1988 through 2008, and served in several code writing committees of BOCA, ICC and NFPA between 1990 and 1999.
Mr. Lourenco holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Lisbon University of Technology, Lisbon, Portugal, and a master's degree in Nuclear Engineering from the National Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Technology, Saclay, France. He has been a registered Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia since 1989.