Indeed, when it comes to commercial codes, New Hampshire is the most out-of-date state in the entire Northeast, according to the Building Codes
Assistance Project, and it shares that distinction with Maine when it comes to residential codes, according to the BCAP, and energy codes, according to the U.S.
Consider this: As companies grow and expand throughout the world, they are often faced with constructing a new building in a country where they have little experience or may not have a deep understanding of the customs and building codes
of this region.
Meanwhile in Texas, the House Insurance Committee and the Land and Resource Management Committee held hearings to examine coastal resiliency, hazard mitigation, building codes
and the role of insurance in protecting the coast.
Groups like the Canadian Wood Council and the Ontario Home Builders Association are lobbying for amendments to national and provincial building codes
that will allow for six-storey wood frame developments.
A previous report determined many buildings along Mississippi's Gulf coast are ill-prepared for another significant hurricane because the state has few laws in place governing minimum building codes
. The most recent IIBHS report said that since January 2012, 11 states have developed or updated statewide codes, or are well on the way to doing so.
NAMIC is a founding member of the BuildStrong Coalition, a group of national business and consumer organizations, companies and emergency management officials dedicated to promoting stronger building codes
. Together with the Independent Agents and Brokers of America and the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, NAMIC works to promote disaster mitigation through the Safe Building Code
A leading UAE fire testing and certification expert has welcomed news of Abu Dhabi's new compulsory unified building codes
but says authorities must ensure they allow all firms to compete on a level playing field.
"The building code
does not just address the fire safety, but every system and every component of the design and construction of a building (and) the material we use," she explained.
Gatzunis, commissioner of the state Department of Public Safety, which oversees building codes
, said the process for the latest building code
revision began in 2009.
The participants agreed to enhance cooperation with international organisations in order to develop an effective building code
while the private sector was encouraged to participate in developing the code.
/ 13 October 2010, SPA -- The first forum on the unified GCC building code
, organized by the GCC Standards Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment of Qatar, concluded here today.
Let's see what your building code
is and what steps you take to have inspections.