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Definition of "Building code"

Lisa A. Norton & <br> Cynthia Roberson
  Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Municipal or state ordinance enforceable under the police powers of the state and locality controlling alterations, construction methods and materials, size and setback requirements, use, and occupancy of all structures. Building codes have specific regulations covering all aspects of construction including electrical, foundation, heating and air conditioning, insulation, plumbing, and roofing systems. Building codes are designed to maximize the health, welfare, and ambiance of the residents.

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