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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 Scottish Government published updated building standards last month that will ensure projects are safe and fit for purpose - as well as being great places to live, work and study.
"We covered -- and in fact, exceeded -- the specifications set out in the green building standards by Dubai Municipality," El-Jisr said, when discussing The Sustainable City, Diamond Developer's flagship project in Dubai.
JLL is pursuing WELL Certification for its new Downtown offices with the International WELL Building Institute through its WELL Building Standard, the first building standard to focus on enhancing people's health and wellbeing through the built environment.
A statement by the organizers said that SISSAF has recognized the importance of adopting green building standards as a first step toward sustainable cities in Lebanon.
At the three-day conference, a number of world experts, regulators, Gulf and international standardisation authorities and industry experts will assess the success of green building standards, regulations and code implementation in US, UAE and Gulf.
The Leicester project is the largest non-residential project to meet the ultra-energy efficient building standard.
BLAENAU based REHAU is hosting a seminar next Wednesday for North Wales planners, architects, designers and commercial clients on the opportunities and demands presented by Passivhaus building standards.
ISLAMABAD -- Owners of more than 95 percent of the buildings and plazas situated in the federal capital have failed to implement 'Building Standards for Fire-prevention and Life Safety Act: 2010'.
The building boasts impressive green credentials, and is the first government building constructed in Dubai that meets the highest green building standards.
Up until 1981 we had building standards called the Parker Morris standards.
The lawsuit claims many of the 93 modular homes at the Villas at Paugus Bay in Laconia do not comply with basic building standards. The suit claims the homes at issue violate electrical codes and some are not bolted together properly, potentially endangering homeowners.
ISLAMABAD, July 20, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The Capital Development Authority (CDA) will take strict action against violators of building standards and impose fine after July 26, to ensure safety of lives and infrastructure.