Monday, June 29, 2009

Re: Update: Dallas Cowboys roof Collapse -- code thread

In general I more or less agree with you.  But wouldn't it be helpful from a legal perspective if a project were found to be in violation of the code after a failure?  Seems like that would help financially, even if it didn't save any lives or injuries.  In other words, hit 'em in the pocketbook.


In a message dated 6/29/09 11:43:13 AM, writes:
Yeah, but is anyone checking to see that the design meets the code? Code without enforcement is worthless.


On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 10:08 AM, Bill Polhemus <> wrote:

Stan Caldwell wrote:

All municipalities in Texas have adopted building codes, usually versions of IBC.  This includes Irving, Texas, the Dallas suburb where the practice facility is located.  It is the rural, unincorporated areas of Texas where there are no building codes.  Our many attempts to get legislation passed that would allow counties to adopt and enforce building codes beyond city limits have all ended in failure.  

Oops, yeah, what Stan said (although I am not aware that ALL incorporated towns have adopted building codes. I am aware of many that have, but if ALL have done so, that's certainly a step in the right direction).

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