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- To: <Seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: Residential URM
- From: "Dennis Wish" <dennis.wish(--nospam--at)verizon.net>
- Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 20:35:54 -0700
It is my
understanding that the California Building Code exempts single family
unreinforced masonry structures from the California Seismic Hazard Mitigation
requirements for both identification and retrofit in areas where an ordinance
has been established for URM buildings. Can anyone point me to the provisions in
the code or state URM requirements that I may quote in letter to Riverside
County. While they are requiring my client, who started to
renovate his home without filing for permits, to provide as-built
drawings addressing all work that he has done, I wish to deal with the
URM issue up front. There are some minor structural issues but the home is a
single family dwelling, one story that was constructed in the 1940's and added
on to in the 1950's.
I have not been able
to find the specific section of code in the UCBC that exempts single family
Dennis S. Wish,