As the scandal surrounding the collapse of an office building in central Oklahoma grows, local politicians are grappling with how to deal with the crisis.
The Office of Buildings is being accused of violating the state’s law by failing to follow the building’s code for proper maintenance.
State officials have said that building officials, not the building owners, should be responsible for repairs.
But the law doesn’t mention how to fix the building.
The office of the Oklahoma Supreme Court is located at Oklahoma City’s Cathedral Church.
(Photo: Associated Press)”The Oklahoma Building Code has not been in place for more than 20 years,” said Mark J. Boles, a professor of building construction and design at the University of Oklahoma.
“The building code has never been enforced.”
Boles said he thinks the Oklahoma Building Commission (OBC) has the legal authority to enforce the law.
The commission has been in office since 2010.
“I think that if the building code were in place, there would be an enforcement authority to make sure that the building was in compliance,” Boles said.
The Oklahoma Supreme’s Building Code requires that the office building be kept at the lowest floor level when not in use.
But according to Boles’ calculations, that would require the office to be below the lowest level.
The OBC’s rules don’t specify what the lowest building level is, but Boles says it should be about 50 feet below the ground.
That’s the height at which a person or vehicle can’t stand and fall.
It also indicates the height above which a building cannot be erected.
The building is located on the corner of State Street and Main Street, just west of the University at Oklahoma campus.
It was built in 1921 and was the first building to be built in the city of Oklahoma City.
It is now the state capital.
A spokesperson for the Oklahoma Department of Community and Economic Development said it could not comment on the matter.
The Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General declined to comment.
The construction company responsible for the building, RBC, declined to answer specific questions.
The building’s owners did not respond to phone calls or email.
The collapse occurred at a time when Oklahoma has seen a rise in housing costs.
The local government building was built to house the Oklahoma City Police Department and the Oklahoma State Highway Patrol, the local newspaper reported at the time.
It cost about $20 million.
Officials say the building didn’t comply with the building codes and should have been inspected several times.
The city’s auditor general and the city’s finance department were both involved in a review of the building in 2011.
The auditor general found the building “does not meet minimum standards for the safety and comfort of its occupants.”
The OBSC has said the building has since been repaired.
Officials say it will be put up for sale.
The city is now working with the Oklahoma Economic Development Corporation to find a buyer for the office, but that could take several years.
The OBC says it is reviewing its own policies for building maintenance and safety.