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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Nobody really knows, since there is no central depository of local building codes, though there is legislation to create one.
Here in the United States, building codes are updated every three years.
With 2014's legislation, it is important to build upon the momentum and push for stronger building codes and encourage the hardening of residences.
Mississippi's building codes continued to have the lowest IIBHS rating, scoring just four points out of a possible 100.
924 in the Senate by Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), 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.
According to Engineer Fatma Mostafa Amer, Building Codes and Construction Consultant at the Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA), the code, which was launched in 2011, has yet to be enforced but is expected to be implemented 'very soon'.
Remmer remembers when there were no state building codes. It was left up to individual municipalities to decide whether to regulate how homes and commercial businesses were constructed and how much snow weight roofs should be able to sustain.
The GCC unified building code is expected to take into consideration issues such as existing establishments, special needs, sustainable development, multi-story buildings, low-cost buildings, recyclable materials, natural disasters, maintenance, and rationalisation methods.
Everywhere I go there are in fact building codes. Haiti had a building code; it just wasn't implemented ever, except by engineers.
The new codes and standards include the 2009 Washington State Building Code, the International Property Maintenance Code and the Electrical Code.
Any college-level architecture or construction library will find the 2009 edition of Building Codes Illustrated a fine guide to the 2009 International Building Code and its concepts.

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