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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 boundary of this zone is an exact replication, a direct descendant, of the boundaries designated by the Building Ordinances in the preceding decade.
* The city of San Francisco has announced the adoption of a green building ordinance that requires all new construction projects, including city-owned and leased facilities, to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S.
In the two previous Risk Primer columns, we have reviewed the direct damage loss exposures created by building ordinances or laws and the coverage offered by ISO under its ordinance or law coverage endorsement (CP 04 05) to address these exposures.
These results have added a new clause to our building ordinances. Our village now requires the installation of Cretex internal or external chimney seals and solid manhole covers in all new or rebuilt manholes throughout the village on both public and private property.
Violations of building ordinances have also been widespread.
The move to adopt LEED standards in municipal building ordinances is widespread.
It is interesting to note that Coverage A of this endorsement is triggered by the enforcement of "any ordinance or law" whereas Coverages B and C are triggered by the enforcement of "building, zoning, or land use ordinance or law." Opinion is divided on whether or not ADA requirements constitute building ordinances or laws.
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