February 3, 2000
Thanks for the suggestion!
I''ve created a brand-new forum devoted to this topic. You can access it here:
[URL=http://www.iccsafe.org/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum;f=27]Click for new existing buildings forum[/URL]
December 11, 2007
The impetus for this post was the thread in the Structural forum about the "Existing Parapets...". The OP cited the 2006 IBC as the governing code; but in this situation - and many others I''ve read in the past - it occurs to me that the IPMC (if adopted) would present the code official with several other angles from which to approach the issue.
I realize that the larger jurisdictions represented here separate that aspect of code enforcement from construction regulation, but there are many of us who wear several hats and do both. I can''t help but feel that some of the questions posed here are looking for guidance based in a Property Maintenance / Nuisance approach, rather than a creative way to adapt and stretch the scope of the IBC. I also get the impression that once it is clear that this is the direction a thread is going, many of the responders here dismissively say something on the order of "ask your city attorney for advice". Well, obviously this is always prudent and should never be circumvented, but often the attorneys are not aware, nor is their thinking oriented in terms of provisions set forth in the IPMC or other locally crafted nuisance ordinances.
January 24, 2008
CN: I have thought about it in the past. It would be a good idea to give it separate exposure. We all at one time or another have or do deal with these issues. Plus it would isolate those topics, so that, those with questions could search out answers to what is surely a separate topic.