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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 70INDUSTRIALIZED HOUSING AND BUILDINGS
RULE §70.103Alternate Materials and Methods

(a) Alternate materials or methods of construction other than as authorized by the mandatory codes set forth in §70.100 must be approved by the council.

(b) Manufacturers, REF builders, or industrialized builders shall submit descriptions of alternate methods or materials required to be approved by the council to the executive director for consideration by the council. The submittal shall include either 15 legible hard copies of drawings, specifications, and substantiating evidence for each such alternate method or material or all supporting documentation shall be submitted electronically and be in a format that will allow for electronic disbursement of these materials to the council.

(c) The following types of alternate materials or methods of construction have been approved by the council and do not require the manufacturer, REF builder, or industrialized builder to submit descriptions to the council for approval. Materials or methods of construction shall be used and identified in accordance with the applicable code or product evaluation report or listing.

  (1) Alternate materials or methods with a current code evaluation report from ICC ES. An industrialized house or building or site-built REF with a code evaluation report is not exempt from the requirements of Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1202.

  (2) Alternate materials or methods of construction with a current product evaluation report or listing from a product certification agency accredited by the IAS that shows compliance with the applicable mandatory building codes. An industrialized house or building or site-built REF with a product evaluation report or listing is not exempt from the requirements of Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1202.


Source Note: The provisions of this §70.103 adopted to be effective April 13, 1990, 15 TexReg 1787; amended to be effective December 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 10458; amended to be effective May 1, 2008, 33 TexReg 3409; amended to be effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 9409

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