(PRESS RELEASE FROM MONO COUNTY)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 16, 2013 Contact: Jim Leddy – County Administrative Officer
Mono County Provides Prescriptive Building Designs To Reduce Costs and Time for Projects
Building Department has five designs now available for the public
Mono County, Calif. – Mono County is pleased to announce the completion of five different types of pre-engineered, prescriptive designs now available in the County Building Department and online. Pre-engineered designs have been engineered by a local design professional for minor residential type projects in order to speed these projects through the permitting process.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Byng Hunt commented, “The Board continues to seek ways to help stimulate and invest in our local economy and this is just another great example of our commitment to both the taxpayers and local businesses of Mono County.”
These types of projects have become more common in recent years, and are usually engaged in by local homeowners and builders. The purpose of these designs is to aid both homeowners and contractors with the time and costs associated with code required engineering for smaller projects. The 5 designs have variations that include different applications in addition to three distinct snow load regions. The following designs are now available as handouts at both the Bridgeport and Mammoth Lakes Building Department Offices, as well as on our website (http://monocounty.ca.gov/building):
– Exterior decks – Outbuildings (detached storage structures and garages) – Ground mounted solar photovoltaic systems – Porch roofs (protective covers at entrances, patios, and walkways) – Pedestrian and vehicular bridges
In addition, a roof mounted solar photovoltaic design is currently being finalized, and should be available soon. We anticipate that the completed designs will be available for several years to come, and will provide a substantial cost savings for our local building permit applicants.