Forum ProfileBack
Advanced

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Lost password?
sp_TopicIcon
Building Code Commentary
December 3, 2018
3:06 pm
Avatar
fgrable@iccsafe.org
Admin
Forum Posts: 360
Member Since:
April 6, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Note that the PREFACE page of any ICC Commentary states:

"The Commentary is advisory only: the code official alone possesses the authority and responsibility for interpreting the code."

November 30, 2018
2:45 pm
Avatar
Papigeorgio
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 10
Member Since:
February 24, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Is there a section or documentation that I can find that the commentary is "advisory only"

June 28, 2018
11:56 am
Avatar
fgrable@iccsafe.org
Admin
Forum Posts: 360
Member Since:
April 6, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Note that the PREFACE page of any ICC Commentary states:

"The Commentary is advisory only: the code official alone possesses the authority and responsibility for interpreting the code."

Lawyers will typically use anything and everything to support a line of reasoning for an interpretation of the code text including commentary, letters, emails, text messages and depositions. 

June 28, 2018
8:40 am
Avatar
rollandg@leawood.org
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 5
Member Since:
April 21, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

How reliable is the IBC code commentary?  Should it be used for interpretation?

Should it be used in a court of law?