Approval Does Not Always Mean Approved

Just because the local jurisdiction has approved your drawings, structural calculations and has issued the building permit does not mean you are out of the woods yet. If the plan reviewer overlooked something on your drawings that does not meet the requirements of the currently adopted building codes the building department can force you to […]

Alternate Materials and Methods

The three model codes are written to encourage the use of new materials and methods of construction, lowering costs, making affordable housing available and providing a safer and stronger built environment. The Uniform Building Code, National Building Code and Standard Building Codes all allow alternate materials and methods of construction not specifically prescribed by the […]