Building codes ensure that the construction of new buildings stays within municipal guidelines. Compliance with building codes ensure safety, material requirements, and installation guidelines are met and followed by BOCA officials.
Building codes, electrical codes, fire codes, and plumbing codes are all mandated by local, state, and in some cases federal entities.
Non-compliance with building codes will cause possible project stoppage, fines, and in some cases rebuilding. Like there are specifications for commercial stairs to prevent work-related accidents.
The Environmental Protection Agency has Building codes for energy-related entities.