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7-104 Alternate Method of Compliance
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The provisions of the California Building Standards Code (CBSC) are not intended to prevent the use of any alternate method of compliance not specifically prescribed by the CBSC, provided written approval for such alternate method has been granted by the Office. Alternate methods include Alternate Means of Protection, Alternate Method of Compliance, Alternative System, designs required by regulations to be specifically approved by the enforcing agency, and Program Flexibility. A written request shall be submitted to the Office with an Alternate Method of Compliance form provided by the Office and supporting documentation as necessary to assist the Office in its review. The written request shall include substantiating evidence in support of the alternate. If the request is submitted prior to the submittal of construction documents, an Application for Plan Review form must also be submitted with a fee pursuant to Section 7-133 (a) 3. A request approved by the Office shall be limited to the specific request and shall not be construed as establishing a precedent for any future requests. The provisions of the following sections must also be met: Section 104.11 and Section 1224.2, California Building Code; Article 90.4, California Electrical Code; Section 105.0, California Mechanical Code; Section 301.4, California Plumbing Code; and Section 126.96.36.199, California Fire Code.