Kentucky Weighs Temp Structure Codes

Kentucky is the latest to begin reviewing state regulations that govern temporary structures such as concert tents in the wake of a 2010 Bluegrass Fair accident and the deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse last summer.

The Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction is looking at the state’s code for the next year, reports WKYT-TV, and looking for an assist from outside.

“The code is probably outdated and we’re proactively trying to reach out to the industry and get them to help us,” HBC commissioner Jack Coleman told the station.

He’s put together a 19-person panel that first met June 7. The committee will consider everything from structural integrity and emergency safety plans to how to better anchor a tent, according to WKYT.