Matthew C. Walter, MCP, BCO

Board of Directors-Elected Employee, Department Head, Code Inspection & Plan Review

Board of Directors-Elected Employee, Department Head, Code Inspection & Plan Review

Mr. Walter’s career focus has been upon code enforcement.  He was the construction codes superintendent for the City of Allentown from 2002 to 2004.  He was responsible for transitioning Allentown from its previous code to Pennsylvania's Uniform Construction Code and overseeing and coordinating the activities of a staff of 10 that included inspectors, plans examiners, and permit technicians.  He developed a department budget and streamlined the construction permitting process.  He served as the liaison between the code department and the public, consulting with permit applicants on code requirements and working with project owners to help them meet compliance.

Before joining the City, he had been a five-year veteran of the Construction Services Department of Barry Isett & Associates, Inc., a position he returned to in the spring of 2004. Isett’s Code Services Department was soon developed under his leadership. He oversees a staff of 17 who assist him in providing code services to  more than 40 municipalities.  He also coordinates Isett’s services in providing certified third party plan reviews and inspections for various municipalities including the cities of Easton, Bethlehem. Allentown and Lancaster.  Additionally, Mr. Walter conducts code consultation and reviews for design and construction firms.

During his original tenure with Isett, Mr. Walter served as the code enforcement officer and plans examiner for two Chester County municipalities.  For seven months, he was the full-time interim zoning officer for West Whiteland Township.

Earlier in his career, he served as zoning and code enforcement officer of the Borough of Pennsburg in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  He also held the position of fire marshal concurrently in two Montgomery County municipalities, Green Lane Borough and Marlborough Township, where he was responsible for the plan review and fire inspections of commercial properties and where he conducted investigations into the cause of all fires within his jurisdiction.  Mr. Walter is a company shareholder.


Education

Associate of Applied Science & Technology - Fire Protection, Thomas Edison State College, NJ


Contact:  (484) 866-4879  |  mwalter@barryisett.com