1420.02  PURPOSE.
   The purpose of the OBC, as adopted in Section 1420.01, is to establish uniform minimum requirements for the erection, construction, repair, alteration, and maintenance of buildings, including construction of industrialized units. Such requirements shall relate to the conservation of energy, safety, and sanitation of buildings for their intended use and occupancy with consideration for the following:
   (a)   Performance. Establish such requirements, in terms of performance objectives for the use intended;
   (b)   Extent of use. Permit to the fullest extent feasible, the use of materials and technical methods, devices, and improvements which tend to reduce the cost of construction without affecting minimum requirements for the health, safety, and security of the occupants of buildings without preferential treatment of types or classes of materials or products or methods of construction; and
   (c)   Encourage, so far as may be practical, the standardization of construction practices, methods, equipment, material and techniques, including methods employed to produce industrialized units.
(OAC 4101:2-1-05)
(Ord. 142-08.  Passed 6-5-08.)