Legal Aspects of Code Administration

Course Title Legal Aspects of Code Administration
ICC CEU0.6
Contact Hours6
Duration1 Day
Education CategoryPremium
ObjectivesUpon completion, participants will be better able to:
  • Utilize introductory information to motivate further study of the legal aspects of code administration.
  • Describe the historical consequences of ignoring the regulation of building construction and materials.
  • Interpret and apply local government, state and federal legislative laws, as they apply to the administration and enforcement of a building code.
  • Define and apply concepts which are legally important to the administration and enforcement of a building code.
  • Establish or document rules of procedure used before a board of building code appeals.
  • Interpret and apply certain provisions of constitutional law and property law concepts as they apply to the administration and enforcement of a building code.
  • Examine theories of legal liability.
  • Interpret basic principles of negligence, and civil rights acts and examine possible defenses and immunities.
  • Use guidelines which are presented in the course to testify effectively in a court of law.
 
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DescriptionProvides code officials with guidelines for administering the legal aspects of codes with regard to enforcement, prosecution and maintenance. In this course participants will discuss historical consequences of ignoring the regulation of building construction and materials, and learn how to interpret and applying local government, state and federal legislative laws, pertaining to the administration and enforcement of a building code. Participants will also be able to define and apply concepts which are legally important to the administration and enforcement of a building code and establish or document rules of procedure used before a board of building code appeals. By using the guidelines presented in the course, participants will learn how to effectively testify in a court of law.

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