Charles O. Everly, 81, a building industry code consultant of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Alexandria, Va., died April 8, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, three sons, two daughters, one brother and seven grandchildren.

Everly has a degree in architectural engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and as a professional engineer received many awards and served on many professional boards of directors including the Council of American Building officials, National Institute of Building Sciences and BOCA, where he rose to the position of President.

He was employed as director of the Department of Building and Mechanical Inspections for the City of Alexandria before moving to Sarasota in 1984 to assume the position of director of Building and Zoning for Sarasota County. After retiring in 1996 he practiced as a code consultant in the building industry. Throughout his career he also contributed much to the codes and standards arena particularly in the area of winds, and was considered of the world’s foremost experts of wind effects and wind resistant design.

“Charlie’s dedication to the codes and standards arena was instrumental in promoting industry positions and facilitating our members’ understanding of complex code provisions and enforcement challenges,” says Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO. “His code expertise and active participation in AAMA will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Sandy and their family during this difficult time.”

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 2050 Oak St. Sarasota Fla., tomorrow at 3 p.m.

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