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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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Director Building Control Faisal Naeem said the survey had been completed and soon the market-wise data would be finalised to determine the actual violations.
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Over the years I have had dealings with several Building Control officers, including government advisors, who have exercised the highest standards of professionalism.
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This scheme provides a streamlined approach to compliance with Building Control Standards.
The report outlined proposals to improve the way the planning and building control services are implemented by local authorities.
The accolade was accorded by Local Authority Building Control officers from across North Wales.
The bathroom fitter put in a new electrical system and also made changes to the drainage without notifying Building Control, breaking seven offences under the 1984 Building Act.

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