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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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Building control is an incomegenerator for local authorities, who carry out a range of inspections on projects from small developments to large football stadiums.
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For more information regarding any aspect of our Building Control and Planning Services please contact Neil Parfitt, building control manager on 01443 494746 or e-mail planningservices@rctcbc.
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