International Building Codes
1 hour 30 minutes
Understand how building codes impact the design and construction process.
This material will look at building codes within the greater context of the regulatory framework in which they function to provide the minimum requirements to construct, adapt, or alter a building. Model codes serve as the basis for state and local laws and ordinances. Each governmental jurisdiction has its own means for reviewing and approving projects. Understanding the process and the context by which reviews and approvals are achieved is the key to a successful resolution of code compliance issues.
• You will be able to describe the structure of laws and ordinances.
• You will be able to describe the language framework.
• You will be able to identify how and where to find what you need.
• You will be able to review how to document your research.