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(a) No owner or any other person shall construct, erect, build or equip any building or structure to which the Ohio Building Code is applicable, or make any addition thereto or alteration thereof, except in case of repairs for maintenance without affecting the construction, sanitation, safety or other vital feature of such building or structure, without complying with this chapter, Ohio R.C. Chapters 3781 and 3791 or the Ohio Building Code, or fail to comply with any lawful order issued pursuant thereto.
(ORC 3791.01, 3791.02)
(b) No architect, builder, engineer, plumber, carpenter, mason, contractor, subcontractor, foreman or employee shall violate or assist in violating this chapter, Ohio R.C. Chapters 3781 and 3791 or the Ohio Building Code, or fail to comply with any lawful order issued pursuant thereto. (ORC 3791.01, 3791.03)
(c) No owner shall proceed with the construction, erection, alteration or equipment of any building to which the Ohio Building Code is applicable until the plans or drawings, specifications, and data have been approved as Ohio R.C. 3791.04 requires, or the industrialized unit inspected at the point of origin. No plans or specifications shall be approved or inspection approval given unless the building represented would, if constructed, repaired, erected, or equipped comply with Chapters 3781 and 3791 of the Ohio Revised Code and any rule made under those chapters. (ORC 3791.04)