Code Changes Self-Serving To the Editor: After reading your recent article "After the Storm" (8/93), I have a word of caution. Beware when any building code agency begins to write new codes after a major loss event. Building code development agencies are run exclusively by building code enforcement officials (no one else votes). The temptation to take advantage of the situation to enact self-serving code changes is always there, and seldom is the temptation denied. Based on my nine years of experience as a code enforcement officer, followed by service on major building code change committees, I have all too often seen the code outcome of what is known as "panic legislation." The tragedy of the moment, coupled with a public outcry for
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