Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Can a local building official reject/deny a statewide product approval?

A building official may deny the local application of a product approval which has received statewide approval, based upon a written report signed by the official that concludes the product application is inconsistent with the statewide approval and that states the reasons the application is inconsistent. Therefore, unless a local building official is willing to provide the above "written" report, he has no authority to reject your statewide product approval. The decisions of local building officials shall be appealable to the local board of appeals, if such board exists, and then to the commission, which shall conduct a hearing under chapter 120 and the uniform rules of procedure. Decisions of the commission regarding statewide product approvals and appeals of local product approval shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to Florida Statute 120.68.

Monday, April 7, 2008

New AIA Form A201 -- The General Conditions of the Contract for Construction:

FYI... The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has completed a total remodification of its core contracts and issued a new form A201 -- The General Conditions of the Contract for Construction (2007 Edition). The A201 is the most often used document of all construction contracts, and virtually all AIA contracts refer to it. For more information on these revisions, there is a great book out there: "The 2007 A201 Deskbook".