"Focus on Building & Real Estate" piece on how adopting a rehab code for existin
"Focus on Building & Real Estate" piece on how adopting a rehab code for existing buildings would benefit Maine's downtowns. Without such a code, developers must conform to new building codes with arbitrary dimensional and material requirements, creating unpredictable financial risks. LD 472 would make the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) the required rehab code for those communities that choose to adopt one. In states that adopt rehab codes, shabby buildings become community landmarks, and progress is made in fighting sprawl. The year following New Jersey's adoption of a code saw a 42 percent increase in rehab projects.
Building laws and regulations, Buildings Repair and reconstruction
Koffman, Ted, ""Focus on Building & Real Estate" piece on how adopting a rehab code for existin" (2005). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 3144.