Building Codes

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Methods and Materials of Construction I

Building codes are rules for the contractors, architects, and for the owner. Basically the codes are for to protect public safety, health, and welfare in construction and buildings. The building is a law that is amendments to the builders. With out the building codes we won’t be protected in buildings. Here are some of the buildings codes.

Frost line is underground water in soil is expected to freeze. The depth is mostly depends on the location of the weather conditions in the area. When frost heave it can damage the building by moving location of the foundations. Foundations are expected to build under the frost depth. The building code requires for the northern five feet.

Classification by occupancy defines the different groups of occupancy classification. There are nineteen kinds of occupancy groups. The groups are A(high hazard), B-1(storage-moderate hazard), B-2(storage-low hazard), C(mercantile), D-1(industrial-moderate hazard) , D-2(industrial-low hazard), E(Business) , F-1a(assembly-theater, etc.) , F-1b(assembly-churc...

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