N.M. Code R. §

Current through Register Vol. 35, No. 11, June 11, 2024
A.Alteration. As used in this chapter, alteration applies to those changes necessary to return a historic earthen building to a documented or physically evidenced historic condition. Alterations that are not necessary to return a building to a documented historic condition or that involve more than fifty percent of the aggregate area of the building shall comply with the applicable provisions of 14.7.7 NMAC.
B.Dangerous. Any building or structure or any individual member with any of the structural conditions or defects described below shall be deemed dangerous.
(1) The stress in a member or portion thereof due to all factored dead and live loads is more than one and one third the nominal strength allowed in the applicable New Mexico Building Code for new buildings of similar structure purpose, or location.
(2) Any portion, member, or appurtenance likely to fail, or to become detached or dislodged, or to collapse and thereby injure persons.
(3) Any portion of a building, or any member, appurtenance, or ornamentation on the exterior, is not of sufficient strength or stability, or is not anchored, attached, or fastened in place, so as to be capable of resisting a wind pressure of two thirds of that specified in the applicable New Mexico Building Code for new buildings of similar structure, purpose, or location without exceeding the nominal strength permitted in the applicable New Mexico Building Code for such buildings.
(4) The building, or any portion of the building, is likely to collapse partially or completely because of dilapidation, deterioration, or decay; the removal, movement, or instability of any portion of the ground necessary for the purpose of supporting such building; the deterioration, decay, or inadequacy of its foundation; damage due to fire, earthquake, wind, or flood; or any other similar cause.
(5) The exterior wall or other vertical structural members list, lean, or buckle to such an extent that a plumb line passing through the center of gravity does not fall inside the middle one third of the base.
C.Qualified historic earthen building. Any earthen building or structure that is (1) listed in the national register of historic places or the state register of cultural properties; (2) designated as a historic building or structure by a state or local register, inventory, or survey; (3) certified as a contributing resource within a national or state register listed, or locally designated historic district; or (4) a building or structure that is certified, in writing by the state historic preservation office, as being eligible for listing in the national register of historic places or the state register of cultural properties either individually or as a contributing building to a historic district.
D.Registered design professional. An architect or an engineer registered or licensed in the state of New Mexico.
E.Repair. Renewal, renovation, or rehabilitation of an existing building or structure for the purpose of its continued use.

N.M. Code R. § NMAC - Rp, NMAC, 1-1-08, Adopted by New Mexico Register, Volume XXVII, Issue 21, November 15, 2016, eff. 11/15/2016, Amended by New Mexico Register, Volume XXXIV, Issue 11, June 13, 2023, eff. 7/14/2023