The Construction Board of Appeals consists of five members and one alternate appointed by City Council. Board members must have expertise in a building trade or profession. The board exists as a “fact finding” body for builders and developers. Appeals are usually heard by the board within fifteen days from the date of the actual appeal. The appeals process is for questions of interpretation, proper application and equivalency only. If the board has cause to avoid the strict application of a particular section of the codes, they may grant a waiver of specific code requirements.