|A building code (also building control or building regulations) is a set of rules that specify the standards for constructed objects such as buildings and nonbuilding structures. The main purpose of building codes is to protect public health, safety and general welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures. The building code becomes law of a particular jurisdiction when formally enacted by the appropriate governmental or private authority.|
|Building codes are generally intended to be applied by architects, engineers, constructors and regulators but are also used for various purposes by safety inspectors, environmental scientists, real estate developers, subcontractors, manufacturers of building products and materials, insurance companies, facility managers, tenants, and others.|
Relative to Abraxas’ Sustainable FM Services, part of the Facility Manager responsibilities is to ensure building code and other regulatory requirements are met. This may include construction/renovation permits, annual elevator permits, fuel-tank permits, or any other activity requiring a permit or regulatory compliance reporting.