National Building Code


Definition - What does National Building Code mean?

The national building code is the set of laws and regulations that apply to the construction of buildings. Only buildings that conform to these laws are approved by the government.

Insuranceopedia explains National Building Code

The US government follows the International Building Code with differences that may apply to factors like geographical features. Safety concerns are always considered when approving the construction of a building.

States may have building codes with more stringent requirements than the national ones.

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