(1) The department of health will allow alternate construction to the requirements stated in WAC 246-359-180
of this chapter when the plans are designed and stamped by an engineer or architect licensed to practice in the state of Washington, and meet applicable sections of the state building code as adopted by the state building code council or other code as approved by the department of health.
(2) Any changes in the structural design must be stamped by an engineer including:
(a) Fixed construction, which cannot be dismantled and stored. Such fixed construction must comply with the structural requirements of the state building code, for example, wind forces, seismic forces, snow load, live load, and dead load.
(b) Nonfixed construction which can be dismantled and stored for use when ice or snow exceed the snow loads stated in this chapter. Such nonfixed construction must comply with the structural requirements of the state building code, for example, wind forces, seismic forces, live load, and dead load with the exception of snow loads.
(3) To determine compliance with this section the department may require a special inspector to conduct special inspections.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.114A
RCW and RCW 43.70.334
. WSR 15-13-091, § 246-359-600, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.114A.081
. WSR 99-03-065, § 246-359-600, filed 1/18/99, effective 2/18/99.]