this forum needs some building code inspectors!
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Now that you're here, hear me out. I love everything people show here, but in my own thinking and projects (and in the feedback from @Zander and @Matt-Prosser both) I frequently end up in 'could I build this to code in location XXX'... which is fundamentally a different question than 'how to do building process YYY'.
So what if we bring the fox in the hen-house to provide better feedback on how to play be the foxes rules? It'd be awesome to have someone who intimately knows the code (at least in the US for me) here on the forum providing practical feedback on the issues one would have, and (hopefully) strategies for avoiding them. I would even argue because so many local municipalities are basically copy pasting the international building codes, one well informed inspector could cover a lot of ground (in terms of providing useful feedback) in and outside the US.
So - anyone have a good relationship with their local inspector or code person who may join the forum and help folks bounce ideas off?
@gbathree My non-expert understanding is that a code inspector would have virtually nothing useful to say here, because there are no building codes for aircrete domes, at least not in the US. Structures are legally built outside of code all the time in elite circles - all it takes is $10k to $infinity to pay a state approved engineer to sprinkle holy water on your plans. If we could entice a certified engineer onto this forum, we would really have something. The most likely way to get engineers involved is by handing them large sums of cash to look at plans. Then we could share those plans on this forum. For a small fee, of course.