"An Act relating to an exemption from certain registration and practice requirements for persons preparing drawings or specifications related to the construction of certain buildings and the grounds of the buildings. "
State law requires that an engineer or architect prepare drawings or specifications for a residence if it is more than two stories high. However, the building codes adopted by the State Fire Marshall and many municipalities require an engineer or architect only if a residence is more than three stories high.
The process of consulting with an engineer or architect adds an unnecessary expense to the construction or renovation of a home. House Bill 377 amends Alaska statute to reflect the standard already present in the adopted codes across the state. HB 377 will allow contractors and homebuilders to build or expand a residence if it is not more than three stories high.