Chapter 7 - Chapter 7 Regulation of Residential...

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Chapter 7 Regulation of Residential Construction International Code Council (ICC) rules to ensure both comfort and safety for homeowners; these standards became forerunners of present municipal building codes Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) their standards also have served as models for municipal building codes (place primary importance on materials, structural strength, and safe, sanitary conditions) Plans and Specifications Plans or blueprints: working drawings that show the construction details of the building Specifications: written statements that establish the quality of the materials and workmanship required Professional architects: typically must be licensed by state in which they practice and may join trade association having its own membership requirements (American Institute of Architects) o Services include: negotiating with the builder and inspecting progress of construction, preparing plans and specifications o Fees: based on hrs. spent on project; vary from 6 to 15% of total cost of finished house o Builder acts as a general contractor: providing day-to-day supervision of job site in addition to procuring building materials and hiring carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and other subcontractors Engineers o Mechanical: provides heating, air-conditioning, and plumbing plans and specifications o Structural: ensures that foundation will support structure and specifies amount of steel required for reinforcing the foundation and the type and mix of concrete ot be used o Soil: may assist in determing the stability of land on which foundation is to be built Soil engineers investigation, coupled with structural engineer’s knowledge, will determine details of the foundation Building Measurement Size of structure being appraised will be stated in the report and may be critical factor in final determination of value Appraiser should always:
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o State basis for measurement provided in the appraisal report o Verify all measurements personally o If multiunit building involved, base all measurements on the same standard for consistency Residential property standards originated with federal agency requirements (FHA, VA, Fannie Mae, and so on) Gross Living Area For single-family detached residence, size described in terms of gross living area (GLA) defined as the total amount of finished habitable above-grade space, measured along building’s outside perimeter o Generally, attics, basements, and crawlspaces not included Many areas have buildings constructed on hillsides, either upslope (house is built into the hill at elevation higher than roadway) or downslope (house is built on piers at elevation lower than roadway) o GLA of such homes typically includes lower levels that are not completely
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