Current as of: 2010
(a) It is the duty and responsibility of the commission to enforce the provisions of the Tennessee Public Buildings Accessibility Act, compiled in title 68, chapter 120, part 2, as to all public buildings owned or leased by the state of Tennessee or any department, institution or agency thereof, and any subsequent acts that require specific construction or design specifications, techniques or objectives for such state public buildings.
(b) (1) It is also the duty and responsibility of the commission to enforce the provisions of the code for energy conservation in new building construction, compiled in title 13, chapter 19, as to all buildings designed or constructed for the state of Tennessee after January 1, 1979. Such enforcement shall be accomplished by requiring the designing architect or engineer and the construction contractor to certify that the design and construction of the building for which each is responsible is in conformity with the requirements of title 13, chapter 19. The staff of the commission shall review such design or construction to verify compliance. Responsibility for proper design of the structure shall remain with the designing architect or engineer, even though the staff of the commission has conducted the review and approval process of the project documents.
(2) In addition to the requirements for new buildings to meet the code for energy conservation, as compiled in title 13, chapter 19, the staff of the commission shall review any recommended energy conservation proposals and make recommendations to the commission for inclusion of these proposals in projects where deemed feasible.
[Acts 1978, ch. 905, § 1; 1979, ch. 403, § 2; T.C.A., § 4-1506; Acts 1991, ch. 498, § 7.]
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