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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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The International Building Code Training Series will also be offered on a continuous basis in the adoption and code development stages in the future, to provide professional development opportunities for all concerned in the construction industry.
It wasn't just that Durham had "gone rogue" by updating its energy code to 2018--in the tongue-and-cheek words of another town's building code official--it actually moved one county north, as far as the building code is concerned.
Research shows that having fire sprinklers in a building is the number one way to limit a catastrophe from a fire, but sprinklers are not mandated in the building codes of many countries in Europe, Asia and South America.
The meeting decided to form sub-committee for forwarding further practicable suggestions about building codes which will include Senators Barrister Saif, Saeed Ghani and Ayesha Farooq.
* In addition, FEMA will commit to further explore incentivizing state and local level building code adoption and enforcement through the Disaster Deductible for the Public Assistance Program.
The civic body has already tasked reputed structure, design experts and firms to carry out survey of the high rise buildings in the federal capital aiming to revisit the building code keeping in view the recent earthquake.
2378 and put in place a statewide building code. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) and its members have been working to push for stronger building codes since 2005, when the state was hit by Hurricanes Katrina, Dennis and Rita.
Our building codes shouldn't set just the bare minimum standard, but strive to achieve the gold standard.
A midsized community can reduce hail damage by up to 20 percent by adopting and enforcing often-overlooked building codes, says a new report by the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center.
Areport released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology analyzing the fallout of the 2011 tornadoes in Joplin, Mo., could provide traction to insurance industry efforts to have states implement tougher building codes, according to industry observers.
Dubai: From solar parks and nuclear energy programmes to green building codes and conservation schemes, UAE is making right moves to achieve all round sustainable development, the second annual Emirates Green Building Conference heard.
Given their experience in risk and loss exposure, insurance agents and brokers can be a force for change in their communities and beyond by promoting safer building and safer building codes, and making sure those codes are enforced.

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