State Construction Laws & Building Codes

Division of Building Standards and Codes

We have witnessed significant progress over the past hundred years or more in both the quantity and quality of construction regulations and fire prevention practices.  As a result, buildings constructed with today’s codes are safer, both structurally and from a fire protection point of view. Since the inception of the statewide code in 1984, the […]

Construction of New Low-Rise Residential Buildings

This practice provides the design details and construction methods for two built-in soil depressurization radon control and reduction systems appropriate for use in new low-rise residential buildings. Depending on the configuration of the radon vent stack installed, the radon system’s operation may have a pipe route appropriate for a fan-powered radon reduction system, or have […]