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From:           	"Bill Allen" <Bill(--nospam--at)>
To:             	<seaint(--nospam--at)>
Subject:        	RE: UBC Commentary
Date sent:      	Sun, 19 Dec 1999 22:26:02 -0800
Send reply to:  	seaint(--nospam--at)

No secret.  Except for the courts, the building official, not ICBO, is the final 
interpreter of the building code and ICBO does not want to be drawn into the 
middle of a dispute between the building official and some applicant for a 
permit.  This is especially true, if their opinion was to be used against the 
building official.  Of course, if the applicant believes that ICBO would support 
his or her position, then asking the building official to seek ICBO's 
interpretation would be appropriate.


> That sucks. What's the big secret?
> Bill Allen, S.E.
> Laguna Niguel, CA
> =>In the past, the only people that could get "interpretations" 
> =>from ICBO were 
> =>their Class A members (building officials of the larger 
> =>jurisdictions).  
> =>Architects, engineers, and members other than Class A members 
> =>could not get 
> =>interpretations (I have tried).
> =>
> =>A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> =>Tucson, Arizona