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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.

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 health and welfare of the public. Once adopted, building codes become law.

Subject Headings

To find books and articles use subject searches in UC Library Search.

Architectural practice -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Building inspection
Building laws
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
Standards, Engineering

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