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Tuesday September 4, 2007 Chapter 2:Governmental Regulations of Construction Objectives of a Building Code- The building code regulates issues of: Life safety Fire safety Structural safety Health and welfare Property protection Building Codes, in the interest of health, safety, and welfare of people who use buildings, generally. State what must be done or not be done… Without telling how it is to be done or not be done. Life safety includes safety regulations not related to fire or structure. These include: Guardrail height and confederation Handrail dimensions and clearances Stair trend and riser. Fire Safety Fire resistance of materials and construction (protection from heat) Types of building construction Protection from smoke and toxic fumes Means of Egress (exit from the building) Means of Egress System Exit Access Exit Exit Discharge Structural Safety
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