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Architectural Engineering and Construction Science

This guide contains resources relevant to the disciplines of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science

Library Research Guide

Definition and Codes

Building codes are sets of regulations governing the design, construction, alteration and maintenance of structures. They specify the minimum requirements to adequately safeguard the health, safety and welfare of building occupants.

Rather than create and maintain their own codes, most states and local jurisdictions adopt the model building codes maintained by the International Code Council (ICC). The ICC’s family of International Codes includes:

Books on Building Codes