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As the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors got ready to adopt a new building code, Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Commissioner and architect Tom Riley offered up some of the worker?s perspective.
By Mike Cosentino
Larson Newspapers
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As the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors got ready to adopt a new building code, Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Commissioner and architect Tom Riley offered up some of the worker?s perspective.

The Board of Supervisors met in joint session with the Planning and Zoning Commis-sion to consider adoption of the 2006 International Building Code.

The city of Sedona is also working on adopting the same code, according the Jack Judd, chief building official of Yavapai County Development Services.

Coconino County has adopted the same code and so have the authorities in Coconino County, Flagstaff, Prescott, Prescott Valley and Dewey-Humboldt.

Cottonwood intends to stay with the 2003 International Building Code, Judd said.

Riley presented a list of ?common sense? changes he would like to see in the final code.

Among the items Riley wants to see changed is the new requirement for recirculating pumps for homes over 1,200 square feet.

Recalculating pumps provide quick hot water at the tap rather than letting the water run until it gets hot. Riley said this added $600 to $1,000 to the price of a home.

District 3 Supervisor Chip Davis said this is a good proposal for water conservation.

Riley noted that it?s an issue ?of affordability versus water savings.?

Another example of modification Riley would like to see made before adopting the new code is to eliminate the requirement for an inspection of the water barrier and insulation.

Riley said work would stop and building projects would lose a day, which can be expensive.

He suggested that the county accept a certificate of compliance posted at the job site rather than halting work for an inspection.

Riley said it?s not necessary for an inspector to view the water barrier and insulation.

?We might need this

[requirement] to protect the county from litigation,? Judd said. He cited issues of mold, mildew and dry rot.

?It could come back on us,? Judd said.

?The county is not a consumer-protection agency,? Riley said.

Davis, who chaired the

meeting, said the code will most likely be adopted by early fall.


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