Regulations, ordinances or statutory requirements of a government unit relating to building construction and occupancy, generally adopted and administered for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare.
Regulations established by local governments describing the minimum structural requirements for buildings; includes foundation, roofing, plumbing, electrical, and other specifications for safety and sanitation.
Regulations developed by recognized agencies establishing minimum building requirements for licensing, safety and functionality purposes such as setbacks, fire regulations, spacing and clearances. Building codes usually address acceptable design codes. An example of a building code is the Uniform Building Code (UBC).
ordinances and regulations controlling the design, construction, materials, alteration and occupancy of any structure, for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare. Building codes include technical standards for electrical, heating, plumbing and sanitary work.14,15,16
Statutory codes enacted by municipalities for the purpose of safeguarding public safety and health through the regulation of building construction, building use, and maintenance, and through the installation of certain types of services. The codes include building codes, health and sanitary codes, fire codes, plumbing codes, electrical codes, mechanical codes and housing codes. The codes set forth in great detail the minimum standards to be adopted by the builder, architect and engineer.
Local laws which enforce a system of rules and regulations for the purpose of ensuring adequate standard of practice and uniformity in workmanship. It is the responsibility of the contractor / client to make sure their project is working within the guidelines of the local building codes. For example, baluster spacing needs to comply with local codes.
Regulations detailing accepted materials and methods of building, such as the size of the deck, setback distances, railing and stair construction, footing depths, fastening methods, lumber types for certain deck components and fence or screen height around the deck. Usually adopted by city, county, or state building departments; most counties have local building codes.
Municipal rules regulating safe building practices and procedures. Generally, the codes encompass structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical remodeling and new construction. Confirmation of conformity to local codes by inspection may be required.
Published regulations and ordinances established by a recognized agency describing design loads, procedures and construction details for structures. Building codes control design, construction and quality of materials, use and occupancy, location and maintenance of buildings and structures within the city, county, state, etc. for which the code was adopted.
Community ordinances governing the manner in which a home may be constructed or modified. Most codes primarily concern themselves with fire and health, with separate sections relating to electrical, plumbing, and structural work.
There are several building codes that are widely adopted throughout the United States: The Southern Standard Building Code, The Uniform Building Code, and The Basic Building Code. The National Building Code, and The Building Official Conference of America (BOCA). The purpose of the building codes is to regulate the safe Construction of buildings.
Regulations established by local governments providing for structural requirements for building.