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- From: "fturner" <fturner(--nospam--at)quiknet.com>
- Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 11:20:26 -0800
FEMA won't complain if codes are more restrictive. In fact, just the opposite is true. FEMA usually chooses not to insist on compliance with the Federal Stafford Act. The Act stipulates that eligibility for future FEMA disaster assistance is contingent upon disaster-stricken regions implementing "Hazard Mitigation Plans." Often these plans include things like code enforcement. FEMA needs to put its teeth into the Act. As to your second set of questions, engineered building design requirements generally need plan reviews by design professionals. Inspectors should be well-versed in testing and inspection requirements of the code. Fred -----Original Message----- From: Jake Watson <jwatson(--nospam--at)inconnect.com> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org> Date: Friday, December 24, 1999 11:12 AM Subject: Re: California Building Code seismic provisions. > Correct me if I am wrong, but FEMA will only refuse money if a state >adopts standards that are less stringent that a nation standard >(FEMA/NEHRP). So if California and were to amend stricter standards >(Blue book) then there is no violation and FEMA will be happy. Why >would FEMA complain if California enforced tougher codes? > Secondly, enforcement was mentioned in another thread. Here in Utah, >special inspection seams to be a four letter word. Larger buildings >will use it, but only if absolutely necessary. What could be done to >encourage owners, contractors, and building officials to use special >inspection or similar methods more often? Furthermore, is there a way >to train inspectors in ways of engineering? Or am I naive in the >thoughts that inspectors should know the code as well as we do? > >Happy Holidays, >Jake Watson, E.I.T. >Salt Lake City, UT > >
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