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Building Code

Municipal or sometimes national ordinances governing the safe construction and renovation of buildings. A building code helps ensure that a building is not a hazard to people entering and leaving it, or to the broader public. For example, a building code may prohibit hazardous substances like asbestos from being used in construction. In general, building codes do not apply to existing buildings unless an addition or reconstruction is being done.
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A source in the RCB said that illegal building have thrived in city with the connivance of the building control department officials, who allow contractors to raise structures after taking bribes from them.
The benefits that it will bring includes saving us money - it's a tough game with building control.
Addressing participants, administrator said the officials of building control agency, should immediately present the record of buildings in order to remove all sorts of encroachments.
They were among 13 nominations submitted by North Tyneside's building control service, which is now delivered by Capita Symonds as part of a technical services partnership with the local council.
In addition to the benefits outlined above the Building Control department can also undertake the National Code for Sustainable Homes Assessment Service function on your behalf for new dwellings.
This report is a continuation of recent debate of the relationship between planning and building control, with the most recent being the Penfold Review of Non-Planning Consents, which was published by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills in July 2010.
The firm scooped the award - one of four awards it collected at the North Wales Building Control Awards - for its 128-property development at Boundary Lane, Saltney.
After the tests in Dundalk, Drogheda building control officer Bernadette McArdle said: "There was a failure to comply with sound and fire safety regulations.
In issuing these extra powers to Local Authorities, care must be taken to ensure there is no conflict between handling building control applications and enforcement within the Local Authorities.
The bathroom fitter put in a new electrical system and also made changes to the drainage without notifying Building Control, breaking seven offences under the 1984 Building Act.
Base building control systems for lighting, heating, air conditioning and security are also evolving to follow the same standards, but have thus far utilized a separate building control network and independent cabling system.
Since the start of the year, building control officers have been called out to inspect nearly 100 walls in the city after calls from concerned neighbours and passers-by.

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