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CITY OF ATLANTA

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
Atlanta 3, Georgia



WILLIAM R. WOFFORD, 13.5.. 9.5.

OR OF BUILDINGS
”PE“ July 27, 1966
ELMER H. MOON, E.E., F'.E.

ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS



MEMO T0: Dan E. Sweat
FROM: w. R-,Hn££9§95o4590/

The attached are some recommendations made by a Committee of
questionable Congressional authority concerning building codes.
The U. S. Conference of Mayors in the June meeting in Dallas adopted
the report by a margin of two votes (something like 38 for, and 36
against, were cast). It is questionable and highly controversial
in building code fields. It is a product of some federal people
who want a federal building code and are making every effort to
get one, but the model code groups, building industry and others
are opposing this move.

I am acquainted with the Assistant Director, Norman Beckman,
who presented the matter before the Mayors' Conference in Dallas
and has been plugging the report all ouer the nation. The purpose
of promoting the report is purely for the perpetuation of a few
high federal government officials.

Incidentally, the Department of Housing and Urban Development
is taking a more realistic approach by asking the Building Officials
Conference of America and other code groups what they think about
building codes. These groups have been employed to make reports to
HUD concerning building codes throughout the nation. (I attended a
meeting last week in Washington where this was discussed with Federal
Code officials.)

I think some of the high officials prodded Mayor Dailey and
others to press for adoption at the Dallas meeting. Since the
Dallas meeting, the Advisory Commission is circulating the report,
the contents of which are in direct opposition to the view of the
model code groups.

I am enclosing a copy of my monthly message to the membership
of the Building Officials Conference of America.

Enc.

AYLANTA THE DOGWOOD CITY

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