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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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For his part, Secretary of the National Committee for the preparation of a national building code of the State of Kuwait and the director of the workshop Engineer Abdul Karim Al-Zaid said the Committee has prepared this workshop to discuss the requirements of this vital project and as an encouragement for the national work and adoption of national initiatives.
Complaints then conclude with a list of the harms plaintiff has suffered and will suffer in future as a result of the defendant's alleged "negligence" in complying with national building codes and engineering standards that had taken, as we shall see, half a century to establish.
AMMAN (Star)Au President of the Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities (HCAPD),HRH Prince Raad Bin Zeid, toured the construction site of the Central Business District of Amman, Abdali, to look over the construction of the environmental access facilities for persons with disabilities implemented at Abdali as per the Jordanian National Building Codes.
This not strictly true - a recent study by the Organization of American States (OAS) concluded that Haiti had no national building codes, and instead architects and engineers appropriated American, French or Canadian ones, depending on their background.
Discussing innovative strategies to reduce chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, Dr Zarouni suggested that national building codes that incorporate health concerns and support active living be introduced.

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