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>put it differently, your not complying with the code MUST be the proximate 
>cause of the damages complained of; if the EOR designed a building and 
>missed every UBC requirement but no damages occurred as a direct result, 
> there is no liability.

If the suit involved a claim of financial loss because the Code was 
ignored (The building might be claimed to be less valuable) or if Code 
compliance were promised but not delivered (A screaming match over who 
told what to whom) or repairs needed to restore or upgrade, the engineer 
might be held liable.

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)