Interpretation Facts about Codes and Regulations
- Attorneys and Judges interpret laws
- Codes are based on application and interpretations
- Design professionals are educated to define code applications
- Building officials are charged with applying regulations to formatted design drawings by the design professional
- Contractors are required to follow approved plans
- Contractors and field inspectors are left with design plan failures
- Most contractors do not read the building code or contractor licensing regulations.
- 14 hours is not enough time every 2 years to understand all regulations, codes and laws for construction.
Issues with remodeling and renovation projects with code officials and design professionals
- Design professionals don’t always adequately define existing conditions
- Only field inspectors review existing conditions
- Never has the building official/plans examiner reviewed existing conditions before permitting.
- The existing building code, NFPA requirements and Life Safety codes should be understood by contractors and design professionals
- Code officials don’t always apply codes correctly.
- Existing condition levels should be establish as part of administrative code FBC chapter 1
Facts about Education providers
- Construction education providers don’t always have construction experience
- Providers are required to interpret ate regulation and code processes for education purposes
- Education regulators critique courses based on application and interpretations
- Simplistic courses don’t encompass all considerations
- Building codes have become more complex and have more prescriptive engineering requirements