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Building Codes and Regulatory Resources: Home

A guide to locating building codes, especially for California and the San Francisco Bay Area, in the UC Berkeley libraries and on the Internet.

Building Codes

The regulatory environment for design and construction consists of building codes and standards covering local, state, federal, land use, and environmental regulations which are developed specifically for the purpose of regulating the life-safety, health and welfare of the public. Once adopted, building codes become law.

Search Terms

To find books and articles use subject headings/keywords in library catalogs and in article indexes.

Architectural practice -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Building inspection
Building laws -- California
Building laws -- United States
Buildings -- Specifications
Buildings -- Specifications -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Construction industry -- Standards
Dwellings -- Specifications
Dwellings -- United States
House construction -- Specifications
International building code
Standards, Engineering

Selected Reference Sources

Contact Information

Environmental Design Library
210 Wurster Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Website / Blog Page

Off Campus access

UC Berkeley faculty, students, and staff may connect to library resources from off-campus.

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