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The purpose of the Tempe City Building Code is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life, health, property, and the public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use, occupancy, location, and maintenance of all buildings and structures within the City. The Building Code Advisory Board of Appeals interprets the provisions of the Building Code in those special cases where the provisions may be inadequate and/or do not cover an issue in question; approves the use of alternate materials or methods of construction as long as these are at least the equivalent of those prescribed in the Building Code in suitability, strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability, safety and sanitation; recommends new regulations to the members of the City Council; and grants variances to provisions of the Building Code.

The Board consists of five (5) members who are qualified by experience and training to pass upon matters pertaining to the technical provisions of the Building Code. One member shall be an architect, registered in the State; one member shall be a structural engineer registered in the State; one member shall be a building contractor; one member shall be a home builder; and one member shall be a representative of the Fire Department or a fire protection consultant. The Community Development Director or a designated employee of the Community Development Department shall be an ex officio and non-voting member and shall act as secretary to the Board. Members of the Board serve three-year terms. The Board shall hold one regular meeting every three (3) months when there is pending business. Special meetings may be called by the Community Development Director or at the request of the chairman or any three (3) members.  (City Code, Chapter 8, Article I, Section 8-110.3.1

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