What is the building code?
Practically, it is the government’s official statement on building safety. Technically, it is a compendium of laws and ordinances setting minimum safety standards and arranged in a systematic manner for easy reference. It embraces all aspects of building construction - fire and structural items as well as the plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems.

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1. Why do we have building codes?
2. What is the building code?
3. Who needs building codes?
4. Who uses the building code?
5. Why inspect during construction?
6. Which construction projects require engineered plans?
7. What is a building permit?
8. Which construction projects need building permits?
9. Why do I need a building permit?
10. Who is allowed to pull a building permit?
11. What is the building permit process?
12. What happens when I visit the Building and Safety Division?
13. What do I do next, after I receive my building permit?
14. How do I arrange for building inspections?
15. When / how do I get occupancy of my building?
16. Should I hire a contractor?