building code

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Noun1.building code - set of standards established and enforced by local government for the structural safety of buildings
code, codification - a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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ADA specifically allows state officials to seek a "substantially equivalent" certification of their building code by the Department of Justice (DOJ).
LAHORE -- Punjab Energy Efficiency and Conservation agency (PEECA) Wednesday organised a consultative workshop on revision and modification of energy building codes (ECBCs) for Punjab .
This paper examines how damages were affected by the new building code using loss data from 2001 through 2010 on about a million homes.
The Scope of Work generally consists of: comprehensive personal services to administer and enforce the Florida Building Code to include but not be limited to the receipt of permit applications, the review of plans, the issuance of permits, the performance of inspections, the issuance of Certificates of Occupancy, and enforcement of the Florida Building Code and all applicable laws and codes, and in compliance with all authorities having jurisdiction over building activities.
Does the local building code follow International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) model?
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice, Senator Mohammad Javed Abbassi has stressed for legislation related to building codes and to adopt comprehensive strategy on it after consultation with all stakeholders.
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.
For greater consumer protection, PCI is urging that the code be made mandatory for the entire area and that the statewide building code be updated.
BuildStrong and NAMIC are among the lead advocates for the Safe Building Code Incentive Act, which provides additional post-disaster grant money to those states that have adopted and enforce a model statewide building code.
While some are so focused on pushing forward with changes to increase the height of wood buildings in the building code, the real focus should be on whether current safety provisions for four-storey wood buildings are in fact sufficient," said McSweeney.
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.
The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies has supported the Safe Building Code Incentive Act in Congress, which would provide a financial incentive to states that are proactive in adopting and enforcing nationally recognized model building codes.

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