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 was created to interpret 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; approve 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; recommend new regulations to the members of the City Council; and grant variances to provisions of the Building Code. (City Code, Sec. 8, 110.3.1)
The Board consists of five (5) members qualified by experience or training to make decisions on issues pertaining to building construction and mechanical installations. The membership of the Board is composed of an architect registered in the State of Arizona, a civil or structural engineer registered in the State of Arizona and engaged in the engineering of buildings, a building contractor, a home builder, and a member of the Fire Department or a fire protection consultant. Members of the Board serve three-year terms and may serve until a successor has been appointed. Meetings are held at least once every three months in the City Council Chambers located at 31 East 5th Street.
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To access agendas and minutes for meetings prior to 2012, visit the Archives.