Posted by Peter B on March 09, 2003 at 14:28:57:
In Reply to: Re: Architect who...? My contractor does it better..yeah may be posted by Rog the Dodge on March 09, 2003 at 13:42:30:
If you want suggestions, I think the ICBO is a good place to start.
The professional picture is not perfect anywhere.
1. Architects, engineers: increase requirements for schooling (including accreditation) and experience.
2. Contractors: schooling may not be the way, but experience and examination are key.
3.Government: adopt the IBC and follow administrative as well as building regulations. Perhaps an international organization like the ICBO can instill some respect for the code in enforcers.
Training contractors through the industry itself is most common in the U.S. The point is: the documentation must spell out the requirements that the contractor doesn't understand,but the contractor must still seek to understand the code to some extent (the plans cannot tell every detail either of code or standard practice). The building official then needs to monitor the plans and construction for compliance.
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