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Building Code Appeals

Alternative Technology Committee


The Alternative Technology Advisory Committee is made up of citizens who are knowledgeable in sustainable technologies and emerging construction techniques.  An applicant wishing to use an emerging, sustainable technology may submit an application to the Committee along with any available test data, case studies, or relevant information that shows how the technology can meet the building code.  The Committee will review the submitted information and make a recommendation to the applicant that can be included as part of a building code appeal. Read more about the Alternative Technology Committee.


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