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Home Recording Studio: Build It Like the Pros, Second Edition by Rod Gervais

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Chapter 12. Codes, Permits, and Special Needs

I feel the need to spend at least some time with you discussing building codes, permits, inspections, and engineering.

Building Officials

A large number of people I come in contact with who are doing home studio construction tend to view building inspectors as evil ogres bent on stopping them from doing what needs to be done to make their studios right. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Building officials are simply doing their job, which is to ensure that a minimum standard of construction, which has been established to help provide safe buildings for people to occupy, is met.

When you walk into an official’s office with something totally outside of their experiences, they (rightfully) look very ...

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