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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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Like the two preceding Building Ordinances, this legal-cartographic document was meant for the area designation of the left-bank districts of khets and kwaengs to form a distinct zone of building control.
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.
These results have added a new clause to our building ordinances.
The move to adopt LEED standards in municipal building ordinances is widespread.
Opinion is divided on whether or not ADA requirements constitute building ordinances or laws.
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