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This is exactly how the New Zealand Earth Building Standards work for us-
Standards and Codes are necessarily commonly agreed techniques, so to a
degree are "lower common denomination " knowledge. However this does not
preclude other methods or techniques - its just that proponents of
alternative techniques have to do what they always have to do, and that is
show that they are OK to Building Officials. Methods that meet standard or
code requirements are already deemed to be OK, and so are easier to get
Graeme North Architects,
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> Reply-To: "GSBN" GSBN@...
> Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 23:24:17 -0600
> To: "GSBN" GSBN@...
> Subject: GSBN: Digest for 2/14/06
> The code regulations lightens the execution of doing it in their way, but
> don't make it difficulter to do it in another way.
> How does anyone come on this apprehension?
> If only something is allowed, there is no reason to assume every other way
> is forbidden.
> ......... Most regulations allows the described ways, so there is no need
> of doing other evidence. It's a benefit!