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Exactly. In fact, it really bears remembering that there really is no "IBC" 
 in the sense of it's being "a building code." The actual building code is 
whatever the local jurisdiction has adopted.

The constant reference by our California folks to the CBC is a case in point. 
 The current CBC is based on 2012 IBC, but it is NOT 2012 IBC. They have a 
"stand-alone" building code publication.

By the same token the current building code for the city of Houston, Texas 
(there is no Texas statewide building code, and counties are forbidden from 
 adopting building codes by statute) is BASED ON 2006 IBC. Rather than a 
"stand-alone" publication, 2006 IBC is used along with published amendments. 

I know most of you know this, but the point made by Brad here is well-taken. 
 There's no "IBC requirement" for special inspection. IBC provisions are 
really no more than "suggestions" without force of law unless and until 
adopted by the building code authority by statute.

-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Brad Hughes Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 9:08 AM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] EOR and Special Inspections and contracts

Special inspections , while defined in the IBC, enforcement is local.

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