Mark Zakhour has been involved in the inspection and construction management of California Public Works Projects for over 19 years. Mark is currently employed at California State University, Long Beach where he resides as the Director of Design and Construction Services and Campus Deputy Building Official. Mark also leads the campus as its resident accessibilty expert as a Certifed Access Specialist.
Mark is a professionally registered DSA Certified Accessibility Specialist, LEED BD+C, Associate AIA, OSHPD Class A Hospital Inspector in addition to numerous other certifications from the ICC in the fields of Building Inspection for California. He has worked diligently in his career to develop sustainable construction standards for high performing buildings, as well as developing a comprehensive access compliance strategic plan for CSULB.
Mark consults as an expert in accessibility when away from CSULB, and specializes in the field of accessibility for hospital construction projects as well as other complex instiutional projects. Mark has experience as an expert witness in accessibility and his consulting firm MZM Consultants is highly regarded within the industry.
In his time off, Mark has volunteered with the Orange County Fire Authority for 13 years as a Reserve Firefighter and has participated in various community aid opportunities.