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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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None of these factors -- except bending -- are part of state or national building codes.
Quality-PBI products meet or exceed most national building codes and OSHA requirements.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to officially compare the Fair Housing Act design requirements with the major national building codes in an attempt to harmonize the two sets of standards.
Experts on seismic design have identified a combination of factors that can influence rack survivability, including national building codes, vendor selection, rack loading and use, and routine inspections.
Our Shanghai design office has been engaged in trial steel-framed mid-rise buildings for several months with the Ministry of Construction as China focuses on national building codes that promote steel framing.
Ridge vents are not required by national building codes, but many local codes are requiring the use of them.

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