Building codes - why are they developed?

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TypeArticle
Journal titleSolplan Review
IssueMay 110
Pages1819; # of pages: 2
SubjectCodes & guides
AbstractA quick scan of Canada's National Building Code could lead one to the conclusion that building codes are entirely technical. This would be wrong, however. Building codes articulate social policy. They set out what we, as a society, agree are limitations that should be placed on the private use of property in the context of acceptable levels of risk from hazards in and around buildings.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number46413
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NPARC number20386086
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Record created2012-07-25
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