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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Some builders argued that because they abide by building codes, they should not be held responsible for structures violating FHAAG if the codes don't include the guidelines.
Generally, building codes set minimums that contractors must meet, but they can certainly construct buildings with greater protections.
More specifically, a study conducted last year by Milliman found that had the Safe Building Code Incentive Act been in place during the past 25 years, federal disaster spending would have been reduced by an average of $500 million annually.
Worcester had regulations dating back to 1965, 10 years before the state adopted its first building codes, but they were more reactive than proactive.
This committee, according to him, would nominate technical committees and working groups to study the building codes of all countries while taking into consideration the Saudi code because of its comprehensiveness.
The problem with Haiti imposing a building code is that they can't impose anything.
The Bellingham City Council unanimously passed a series of new building codes at the Monday, May 24, meeting.
Notably, the Senate version does not call for federal building code enforcement.
The Department of Municipal Affairs in Abu Dhabi has taken a step closer towards implementing a world-class building code across the emirate which will deliver better buildings in which to live and work.
Summary: ABU DHABI - A new building code conforming to international standards will be implemented across Abu Dhabi emirate before the end of this year, a senior government official has said.
In a city where the fundamental economics are based on real estate--the buying of, the selling of, the remodeling of, the taxation of--it's difficult to believe that New York's Building Code hasn't been updated in 40 years.
Earlier, the state's Building Code Council changed its code to mandate the use of noncombustible materials in the eaves of townhouses.

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