Building codes began as a way to ensure structures were safely built. The codes are a set of rules which establish the minimum acceptable level of safety for things which are constructed, such as houses. The International Building Code (IBC) is a model building code, which is a building code that has been developed by […]
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The establishment of building codes purportedly dates back to as early as 1800 BC. The first known building code was enforced by the Babylonian emperor Hammurabi
, and called the Code of Hammurabi. It simply stated “If a builder builds a house for someone, and does not construct it properly, and the house which he built fall in and kills its owner, then that builder shall be put to death.