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Housing inspection

Discussion in 'Existing Buildings Codes' started by David HQS, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. conarb

    conarb Sawhorse

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    ADA Guy:

    You really want to enforce HUD requirements?
     
  2. Builder Bob

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    HUD is the responsibility of the designer, builder, and owner.

    When I was in the building department, I would use HUD references to justify decisions about accessibility, however; as the building official or their designee, I had the right to interpret the codes.

    It was also my responsibility to inform people about potential HUD shortfalls in plans to ensure that I did not become entangled in the accessibility lawsuits that were (are) sweeping the nation. I was pretty much covered as long as I indicated their was a problem and would often write that in plan review letters as a potential issue for HUD - but I could not deny the permit if the building met or exceeded building code.
     
  3. Mark K

    Mark K Platinum Member

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    The states are not required to enforce Federal laws. Where have I heard this before?
     
  4. jpsconsultingengineers

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    Hosing inspection is completely an lengthy procedure do.
     
  5. ADAguy

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    The issue being missed is the HUD requirement for light and "air". Windows reduce cost by not requiring AC, are the rooms conditioned?
     

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