Building code


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building code

[′bil·diŋ ‚kōd]
(civil engineering)
Local building laws to promote safe practices in the design and construction of a building.

Building code

A collection of regulations by local authorities having the jurisdiction to control the design and construction of buildings, alterations, repairs, quality of materials, use and occupancy; it contains minimum architectural, structural, and mechanical standards for sanitation, public health, safety, and welfare, and the provision of light and air.

building code

A collection of rules and regulations adopted by authorities having appropriate jurisdiction to control the design and construction of buildings, alteration, repair, quality of materials, use and occupancy, and related factors of buildings within their jurisdiction; contains minimum architectural, structural, and mechanical standards for sanitation, public health, welfare, safety, and the provision of light and air. Also see Uniform Building Code and BOCA National Building Code
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The CDA after seeking input of structure engineers and firms would study the data and revise the building codes in light of recommendations by the structure assessment consultants.
The Government remains strongly committed to the success and safety of the building industry by re-establishing the Australian Building and Construction Commission as well as using the Building Code to achieve safer and more efficient workplaces.
An uncompromising system of strong, continuously updated building codes with consistent enforcement is essential to our country's pursuit of disaster resilience," said FLASH President and CEO Leslie Chapman-Henderson.
Licensing requirements for construction trades who implement building code provisions (25% of total score)
Our building codes shouldn't set just the bare minimum standard, but strive to achieve the gold standard.
The report recommended code development organizations should update model building codes that can be adopted by local jurisdictions.
This comprehensive set of building codes should also tackle the maintenance and retro-fitting of the old buildings and ensure that they are energy-efficient and sustainable.
Such buildings would be erased to the ground, and no one would be spared in this regard, he warned as such those who have already raised their buildings against the Building Code should voluntarily remove the same before the action taken against them.
these bills encourage the adoption and enforcement of a model building code through increased post-disaster grant money.
The mandatory implementation of the building codes will be "phase four" of six, DWA has noted.
Gatzunis, commissioner of the state Department of Public Safety, which oversees building codes, said the process for the latest building code revision began in 2009.
Speakers at the meet also recommended that simplified concepts of the building code should be introduced into the school curriculum in cooperation with the ministries of education.

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