Building codes



  • I'm interested in using this method to build for clients. However my main question is, what do you do about building codes? It seems like many building codes would not work with this method. What have you done to work around that? How do you run your electrical and plumbing? Thanks !



  • @pprentiss09 I’m really interested in how this goes for you.. I wonder if Melissa @yurts of Hawaii could point you in the right direction?



  • I am considering going through the process of permitting a dome structure in the county of Hawaii. Has anyone started this process or made any communications with the planning department? I will be looking into this and try to figure out what sort of hoops I will have to jump through to convince an engineer to sign off. I will update.



  • Unconventional structures typically require a stamp of approval from an engineer or architect licensed in your county. This releases the county from liability. You'll have to check with your local building department for specifics. They may even recommend someone to you.


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