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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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Support code adoption and enforcement mechanisms through an enhanced, well-resourced system of information provision to state and local officials as well as the public regarding benefits and mechanics of building codes and disaster-resilient construction.
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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.
NAMIC is a founding member of the BuildStrong Coalition, a group of national business and consumer organizations, companies and emergency management officials dedicated to promoting stronger building codes.
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Worcester had regulations dating back to 1965, 10 years before the state adopted its first building codes, but they were more reactive than proactive.
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