Glenn Mathewson

Deck Industry Consultant and Building Plans Analyst
MCP, Westminster, CO
United States

Glenn began his construction career in the trenches, starting as a laborer and carpenter’s apprentice, to framing homes as a subcontractor and later operating his remodeling and deck-construction company. Glenn then spent five years working for the City of Westminster, CO as a building, plumbing and mechanical inspector and earned a Master Code Professional certification from the International Code Council. He continues to work for the City as a part-time plans analyst and allocate the remainder of his professional time to freelance work. Drawing on his experience as a tradesman, contractor, consultant and building inspector, he can review, discuss and teach the standards of construction with a true understanding of the realities involved with applying them in the field. Glenn has authored dozens of technical articles in the “Professional Deck Builder” and the “Journal of Light Construction,” as well as the International Code Council’s new book, Deck Construction based on the 2009 International Residential Code. In 2011, he took the role as Technical Advisor to the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), where he assists the association with code related initiatives and the development of the Master Deck Builder Certification program and exams. Glenn also works as a construction and code educator, with audiences ranging from contractors to building officials.