• (a) It is unlawful to:

    • (1) Construct, alter, or repair any building or structure, or install any equipment in any building or structure, in violation of any rule duly promulgated as provided in this chapter; or

    • (2) Maintain, occupy or use a building or structure or part of any building or structure that has been erected or altered in violation of any rule duly promulgated as provided in this chapter.

  • (b) Retroactive enforcement of standards established pursuant to § 68-120-101(a) is prohibited with respect to any building or structure that conformed to the construction safety standards legally effective at the time of construction, unless the nonconformity to current standards poses a serious life safety hazard. However, any addition or alteration to, or change of occupancy in, such nonconforming building or structure after the effective date of standards established pursuant to § 68-120-101(a) shall be in compliance with§ 68-120-101(a).