Building Code

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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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While the Building Ordinances of the 1980s forged the legal boundary of Rattanakosin, the zoning map of the 1990s filled in the contents.
In 1985, the first Building Ordinance was issued to kamnod boriwen, or designate the area of, Rattanakosin chan nai, or Inner Rattanakosin.
In 1987, the second Building Ordinance followed suit to, this time around, officially designate and delineate Rattanakosin chan nok or Outer Rattanakosin (BMA, 1987).
The city passed its first Green Building Ordinance that year and established a series of 10 pilot projects.
In October, an amended Green Building Ordinance went into effect.
Palmer says the Green Building Ordinance has enabled the city to learn what works in terms of green municipal construction--in concert with the local building trades and union situations, available materials, recycling infrastructure, and more.

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