Southeastern Arizona 
Contractors Association

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October 10, 2017 9:00 AM • Legacy Foundation, 302-01 El Camino Real, Sierra Vista
October 18, 2017 11:30 AM • Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 2770 Saint Andrews Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ
November 03, 2017 7:00 AM • Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 2770 Saint Andrews Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ

Did you Know? - On 20 August 2015 the 2015 International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Existing Building Code, International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Fire Code, and the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code; along with, the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings, The 2006 International Energy Conservation Code for one and two-family dwellings, the 2014 National Electrical Code, the 2009 ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, and the 1997 Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings were adopted. With those codes, hereafter referred to as, the Code, the legacy local amendments were also adopted. Most codes are not adopted without local amendments to address inherently local issues and other matters not directly addressed in the code that the Building Official deems significant enough to warrant one. In an effort to simplify and add as much economy as safely prudent, the Building Inspections and Plan review section has reviewed the current local amendments to the code and recommended a number of deletions, additions, and alterations for clarification to those current amendments. The suggested changes are put forward for a number of reasons, which are:

                1. The current edition of the code has caught up with the local amendment rendering it unnecessary.

                2. An amendment was unnecessarily more restrictive than the code and did not ensure a safer condition.

                3. An amendment was redundant to an existing code requirement found elsewhere in the code.

                4. An amendment was changed to add clarity of understanding.

                5. An amendment was unnecessary, given accepted engineering practices.

Because amendments can create downstream conflicts, our objective with this effort was to abridge and economize our local amendments for a less problematic experience for our customers. That objective is achieved with these proposed changes while maintaining life, fire, and property safety, as well as code compliance. 

Please take the time to review these proposed changes, and make comments to Thank you for your time.

Bruce R. Alarie, COSV

Building Official

The Southeastern Arizona Contractors Association, “SACA”, was established in 1977. SACA’s membership is made up of a diverse group of licensed contractors, suppliers, and businesses that support the construction industry.

SACA is actively involved with the Registrar of Contractors, local planning and zoning committees and safety education.

We invite you to join our organization as we strive to build a better future for our community!SACA also sponsors the SACA Annual Charity Golf Classic, raising funds for local charities, and the Annual SACA Home and Garden Show giving our community the opportunity to connect with builders, home improvement products, re-modelers, landscapers, and more.  See more

SACA Has Proudly Supported the Following Charities

SACA:  1048 East Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635           Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1004, Sierra Vista, AZ  85636         

Telephone: (520) 458-0488                                                                                                                   Copyright:  SACA 2017 


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