Nothing in this title shall be construed to relieve or lessen the responsibility of any contractor, owner, or any other persons involved, for apparatus, construction or equipment installed by or for them, for damages to anyone injured or damaged either in person or property by any defect therein, nor shall the city or any employee thereof be held to assume any liability by reason of the inspections authorized herein, or the certificate of occupancy issued by the building official of the division of building and housing services. (Prior code § 5-1-7)