Codes & Standards

The first building code was written by Hammurabi about 1754 BC. The concept of the modern building code probably emerged right after the turn of the century in 1900. Today all organizations involved with building systems recognize the need for modern up-to-date building codes to address the design and installation of building systems. Fire safety is one of the most serious considerations. There are safety precautions that must be taken during construction that are different than the criterion once a building is occupied. The emphasis of this website is on the use of fire and building codes to construct fire safe buildings.

  1. Model codes and standard provisions - There are a number of fire codes and standards that identify ...
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