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Georgia state strawbale house construction needs structural engineer to satisfy local inspector  RSS feed

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OK, Permies folks...need some help. The item I feared has come to pass. My previous inspector had worked with a straw bale house before. Now a new guy, has no clue. He words are, if it is not in the code, I can not sign off. I realize there is straw bale code in a newer year, but my county is using the 2012. Truly, the straw bale is not the issue at this moment. I am doing a few different wood construction techniques that are stronger than code, but the new inspector says he can not inspect it if it is not listed in the code. So, I have been told to find a structural engineer that will sign off on it and he will accept that. So, items like 2x8 stud walls, 36" OC, hybrid truss/ rafter, etc. They seem stronger than code to me, but again...if not in code, he will not sign off on it. So, anyone know a structural engineer in North Georgia? Many thanks in advance. Regards. Richard
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No help on an engineer, but could you possibly show him in the newer code where that particular construction technique is covered?
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