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    • Building code

    • A building code (also building control or building regulations) is a set of rules that specify the standards for constructed objects such as buildings and nonbuilding structures. Buildings must conform to the code to obtain planning permission, usually from a local council. The main purpose of building codes is to prot ... Read »


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    • Buildings Department

      The Buildings Department (BD) is a department of the Hong Kong Government responsible for building codes, building safety, and inspection. It was founded in 1993 and is now subordinate to the Development Bureau. The Buildings Department succeeded the former Buildings Ordinance Office (BOO). BOO first existed under the ... Read »


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    • California Building Standards Code

    • The California Building Standards Code is the building code for California, and Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). It is maintained by the California Building Standards Commission which is granted the authority to oversee processes related to the California building codes by California Building Stand ... Read »


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    • California Green Building Standards Code

    • The California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen Code) is Part 11 of the California Building Standards Code and is the first statewide "green" building code in the US. The purpose of CALGreen is to improve public health, safety and general welfare by enhancing the design and construction of buildings through ... Read »


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    • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

    • The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

      The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015, also known as CDM Regulations or CDM 2015, which came into force on 6 April 2015, are regulations governing the way construction projects of all sizes and types are planned. Replacing Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, CDM 2015 is the latest u ... Read »


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    • Earthquake resistant structures

    • Earthquake-resistant structures are structures designed to withstand earthquakes. While no structure can be entirely immune to damage from earthquakes, the goal of earthquake-resistant construction is to erect structures that fare better during seismic activity than their conventional counterparts. According to buildi ... Read »


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    • Electrical wiring

    • Electrical wiring is commonly understood to be an electrical installation for operation by end users within a building, an engineered structure or a designated outdoor location. It includes the cabling and associated devices such as switches, distribution boards, sockets and light fittings but does not cover the transm ... Read »


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    • Energy Conservation Building Code

    • The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), was launched by Ministry of Power, Government of India in May 2007, as a first step towards promoting energy efficiency in the building sector. The ECBC was developed by an Expert Committee, set up by India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency, with support and guidance from ... Read »


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    • Eurocodes

    • The eurocodes are the ten European standards (EN; harmonised technical rules) specifying how structural design should be conducted within the European Union (EU). These were developed by the European Committee for Standardisation upon the request of the European Commission. The purpose of the eurocodes is to provide: ... Read »


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    • International Building Code

    • The International Building Code (IBC) is a model building code developed by the International Code Council (ICC). It has been adopted and use as a base code standard throughout most of the United States. The IBC addresses both health and safety concerns for buildings based upon prescriptive and performance related requ ... Read »


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    • International Energy Conservation Code

    • The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is a building code created by the International Code Council in 2000. It is a model code adopted by many states and municipal governments in the United States for the establishment of minimum design and construction requirements for energy efficiency. ... Read »


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    • Model building code

    • A model building code is a building code that is developed and maintained by a standards organization independent of the jurisdiction responsible for enacting the building code. A local government can choose to adopt a model building code as their own. This saves local governments the expense and trouble of developing ... Read »


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    • National Building Code of Canada

    • The National Building Code of Canada is the model building code of Canada. It is issued by National Research Council Canada. As a model code, it has no legal status until it is adopted by a jurisdiction that regulates construction. The Constitution of Canada includes the regulation of building construction as a pr ... Read »


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    • Town Planning Code of Russia

    • Town Planning Code of Russia (Russian: Градостроительный Кодекс Российской Федерации) is a legislative act of the Russia dedicated to: Town Planning Code was accepted the State Duma in 2004 yea ... Read »


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    • Seismic code

    • Seismic codes or earthquake codes are building codes designed to protect property and life in buildings in case of earthquakes. The need for such codes is reflected in the saying, "Earthquakes don't kill people—buildings do." Or in expanded version, “Earthquakes do not injure or kill people. Poorly built manm ... Read »


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    • Uniform Building Code

    • The Uniform Building Code (UBC) was a building code used primarily in the western United States. The UBC was first published in 1927 by the International Conference of Building Officials, which was based in Whittier, California. It was intended to promote public safety and provided standardized requirements for safe c ... Read »


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    • United States Energy Building Codes

    • The United States building codes related to energy are energy codes and standards that set minimum requirements for energy-efficient design and construction for new and renovated buildings that impact energy use and emissions for the life of the building. Buildings account for 39% of United States energy use, two-third ... Read »


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    • Urinary segregation

    • Sex segregation in public restrooms refers to the separation of public toilets into the sex categories of male and female. In the United States, sex-based separation of public restrooms began in the late 19th century as a response to women not having toilets available to them in the workplace. In contemporary times, th ... Read »


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    • Vancouver Building Bylaw

    • Vancouver is the only municipality in Canada that enacts its own building codes. Other cities instead use the National Building Code of Canada and the provincial codes that are derived from it. Vancouver's code is also derived from these but includes some local changes. The current code was enacted on January 1, 2015 ( ... Read »


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