URL: Baltimore: The Building of an American City, Sherry H. Olson, Published 1997, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore (Md.). The BCA addresses the following matters: structural adequacy; fire resistance; access and egress; services and equipment; energy efficiency and sustainability (8) Revision of parking requirements for metro and mega cities. (21 )Complete revision of provision on building. (4) Provisionfor two stage permit for high rise and special buildings. Similarly, in India, each municipality and urban development authority has its own building code, which is mandatory for all construction within their jurisdiction. provisions of Part 9 - Plumbing Services- Section 1 Water Supply, Drainage and Sanitation, Section 2 - Gas supply of National Building Code of India as amended from time to time . A building code (also building control or building regulations) is a set of rules that specify the standards for constructed objects such as buildings and nonbuilding structures. 983. Now the importance of building bye-laws is being increasingly realised. (16)Inclusion of latest provisions for earthquake resistant design and construction. Buildings must conform to the code to obtain planning permission, usually from a local council. Examples of building codes began in ancient times. The book of Deuteronomy in the Hebrew Bible stipulated that parapets must be constructed on all houses to prevent people from falling off.. However, due to ever increasing complexity and cost of developing building regulations, virtually all municipalities in the country have chosen to adopt model codes instead. The National Construction Code (NCC) is a uniform set of technical provisions for the design, construction and performance of buildings and plumbing and drainage systems throughout Australia. (23)Inclusion of new chapter to cover landscaping needs. Previously, they were based on the Model Energy Code (MEC). Codes regulate the design and construction of structures where adopted into law. It is published and maintained by the Australian Building Codes Board, on behalf of and in collaboration with the Australian Government and each State and Territory Government. , Set of rules that specify the standards for constructed objects such as buildings and nonbuilding structures. In some references, there are provisions which are more specific than the National Flood Insurance Program, especially in the International Building Code®, which references ASCE 24, Flood Resistant Design and Construction. Title This Decree shall be known as the “National Building Code of the Philippines” and shall hereinafter be referred to as the “Code”. Fire Code . In Europe, the Eurocode: Basis of structural design, is a pan-European building code that has superseded the older national building codes. The practice of developing, approving, and enforcing building codes varies considerably among nations. The building code becomes law of a particular jurisdiction when formally enacted  In 1904, a Handbook of the Baltimore City Building Laws was published. 'Charles II, 1666: An Act for rebuilding the City of London. 603–12. In other countries, where the power of regulating construction and fire safety is vested in local authorities, a system of model building codes is used. Every locality has its own pecularities in respect of weather conditions, availability of materials and, labour and thus adopts its own methods of construction. Very soon, a formal building code was drafted and eventually adopted in 1908. fine tune the draft National Building Code generated from the first workshop in Badagry in 1998. Provisions of National Building Code : ( 1) Inclusion of a complete philosophy and direction for successfully accomplishing the building projects through integrated multidisciplinary approach right through conceptual stage to planning, designing, construction, operation and maintenance stages. Among the provisions, builders were required to give the district surveyor two days' notice before building, regulations regarding the thickness of walls, height of rooms, the materials used in repairs, the dividing of existing buildings and the placing and design of chimneys, fireplaces and drains were to be enforced and streets had to be built to minimum requirements.. SECTION 102. The rules and, covering the requirements of buildings, ensuring safety. Building Bye-laws :Every locality has its own peculiarities in respect of weather conditions, availability of materials and labour and thus adopts its, prepares certain rules and regulations which help in controlling the development of the locality. The main purpose of building codes is to protect public health, safety and general welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures. As of March 2017, the following residential codes have been partially or fully adopted by states:, As of September 2005, the following residential energy codes had been partially or fully adopted by states:, As of January 2004, the following residential energy codes had been partially or fully adopted by states:, As of Fall 2000, the following residential energy codes had been partially or fully adopted by states:, As of 1998, three states (Ohio, Michigan, and Virginia) had adopted the 1993 MEC residential energy code.