am catching up on all the errata changes. i am curious about the Third Printing (9/7/10) wording changes. I've always understood that Chapter 10 was a IBC section provided to assist the fire side. hence, all the sections have a "[B]" in front. Per the IFC PREFACE, the "letter designations are maintained by another code development committee".
so now why in the errata, are they changing all the "building official" to "fire code official"? why are they making the fire department responsible for sections already addressed by the building department? now we have two different departments making interpretive calls on the same sections. and, the FD often does not have the experience with these sections as the BD does.
clearly this was intentional. does anyone know why?