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JB Engineering and Code Consulting, P.C. was established in 1990 by Julius Ballanco, P.E., specializing in engineering consulting in plumbing, mechanical, fire protection, and life safety. The firm is recognized as a national leader in the area of code consulting, training, engineering design, and forensic engineering.


Services offered include code consulting, training seminars, educational documents, engineering design, special inspections, plan review, and forensic engineering. Design of plumbing systems, mechanical systems and residential sprinkler systems. Contracted for special inspections of major projects. Provide expert witness testimony for legal cases involving engineering and code related issues. Clients have included NASA, U.S. Department of Veterans Administration, Ford Motor Company, Coca Cola, State of Indiana, State of Oklahoma, State of New Jersey, Kohler, Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association, Noveon, Plumbing Manufacturers Institute, PHCC-NA, Tyco, NSF International, Viega, American Beverage Association, and Zurn Industries. 

Monthly Columns

PM Engineer

Julius Ballanco, P.E., President of JB Engineering and Code Consulting, P.C. serves as the Editorial Director for PM Engineer magazine and authors a monthly column on "Codes" in the magazine.

PM Magazine

Mr. Ballanco also authors a monthly column in PM magazine.

Our Expertise:

Code Consulting


Forensic Engineering

Plan Review

Engineering Design

Special Inspection 

Training Seminars

Education Materials



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