Consider a three-story, fully fire-sprinklered, 1-hour fire-rated, wood-framed Type V Group R-1 hotel building constructed under either the International Building Code (IBC) or the California Building Code
These strict procedural requirements are described in Mr. Haughton’s Declaration filed in federal court on behalf of homeowner Janet Summerfield in her cross-complaint against the City of San Bernardino.
This AVELAR case study explores certain aspects of the far-too-common tragedy of injuries and deaths resulting from the sudden collapse of balconies and decks.
A chance examination of an archived Annual Report from the Department of Public Works (DPW) of the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) sparked the research
In January 2016, this writer published a 78-page report (“An Abridged History of San Francisco’s Bureau of Building Inspection: 1944 to 1992”) that summarized