Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Is it over?

For Beaufort County, as far as their direct involvement in Sun City’s roof truss connection problem, it seems that it is. Gary Kubic says that he will work for a change in the building code that makes hurricane clips mandatory in Beaufort County. And, the County is seeking accreditation for its Building Code Enforcement office. Mr. Kubic says that the County has done about all that they can do.

For SCDLL&R, it is. As far as I know, no one else has protested their decision not to investigate Pulte’s engineer's involvement in the disappearing hurricane clip issue, including his statements that Sun City houses are “robustly constructed” when he hadn’t inspected the houses in question.

For SCHHCA, it is. They never got involved in the first place.

Pulte steadfastly refuses to install hurricane clips on valley truss connections in the houses that they built in 2004, 2005, 2006 and early 2007, even though they were installing them in houses built before 2004 and they are installing them in houses that they’re building today. Pulte thinks that it’s over.

For residents of SCHH, it looks like it is. Their silence speaks volumes. Thousands of people affected; few speak out. Because they don’t, it’s over.

Or, is it? We'll see when the hurricane hits.

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