building code

building code
set of standards established and enforced by local government for the structural safety of buildings
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑code, ↑codification

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: a collection of regulations adopted by a city to govern the construction of buildings

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building code,
a group of ordinances regulating the construction remodeling, repairing, and maintenance of a building.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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