New Post-Earthquake Building Repair Regs Clear SF Panel

Law360, New York (March 12, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT) -- A San Francisco panel gave a key first approval Tuesday to a new rule that will require building owners to ensure repairs after an earthquake — at a lower level of damage than has historically been required — and which will put a new time limit on those repairs.

In a unanimous vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved changes to the city's building codes that will add a new category and definition of damage that will force building owners to make certain repairs, even...
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