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RE: UBC Commentary

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But, if there was less "scatter" on the interpretations, wouldn't that mean
there would be fewer court cases?

Bill Allen, S.E.
Laguna Niguel, CA

=>-----Original Message-----
=>From: Robert McGhie [mailto:robert0(--nospam--at)]
=>Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 10:04 AM
=>To: seaint(--nospam--at)
=>Subject: RE: UBC Commentary
=>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