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Title: RE: More on level of Detailing

SC requires in its legislation that the applicable building codes be available free to the pubic. To that end they are available for access from the e-codes site, though in a painfully tedious format that makes purchasing the code required for all but the most casual reader.  Would that impact the effect of the copyright provisions within the state in some way? Just curious.

Michelle Motchos, PE
Stevens & Wilkinson of South Carolina, Inc.
Columbia, Sc



From: Tom Skaggs [mailto:tom.skaggs(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:38 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: More on level of Detailing

This practice almost certainly violates the copyright.  Note the paragraph on inside cover of the building code.


I taught a seminar a few years ago and wanted to use excerpts out of the IBC/IRC.  The conference organizer requested permission, and was granted fairly limited permission to copy/distribute pertinent sections.




From: Rhkratzse(--nospam--at) [mailto:Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12:11
To: davetopete(--nospam--at); seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: More on level of Detailing


I've seen this done and always wondered about the copyright issues involved.  Does anyone have a handle on them?

Ralph Hueston Kratz, S.E.
Richmond CA USA

In a message dated 8/15/06 2:10:33 PM, davetopete(--nospam--at) writes:

There is no guarantee that a contractor will read the gen'l notes.  We had notes to refer the GC to the Nailing Schedule in the UBC.  After a few site visits to different jobs, no contractor had a copy of the UBC, let alone where to look for such a nailing schedule.  We basically reprinted the table onto our drawings after that.