From: Jim Kestner <jkestner(--nospam--at)somervilleinc.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 08:59:15 -0600
You might want to ask the Architect where in the building code does it
allow this approach to be used. If he cannot point to a specific
section, then ask him if a varience was obtained from the building
official to allow this type of construction.
If neither of these approaches can be used, tell him that you have a
professional obligation to follow the building code and therefore you
cannot just arbitarily ignore the requirements.
Jim Kestner, P.E.
Green Bay, Wi.