TITLE

City policy questioned

AUTHOR(S)
Miller, Valerie
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);7/21/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 29, pP5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the Structural Engineering Association of Southern Nevada (SEASoN) expressed concern that the elimination of structural reviews in Las Vegas could put the safety of residents at risk and lead to construction defects. The entry notes that seismic activity in the Las Vegas Valley prompted the association to alert city officials of unchecked structural plans. It cites that the city's Department of Building & Safety issued new guidelines on structural reviews and initiated 31 layoffs to reduce its $5.7 million deficit.
ACCESSION #
33908449

 

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