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Authorities, Specifications and Codes & Standards

Codes and Standards

The terms "codes" and "standards" are often used when discussing the requirements of a new building. These words are sometimes used interchangeably, but this may not be entirely correct.

In a very general sense, a code will contain requirements, and a standard explains how to fulfill the requirements. For example, an adopted building code, say the IBC, may state that a fire sprinkler system is required in a specific occupancy. The code requires the fire sprinkler system, but references another document, such as NFPA 13, that dictates the installation requirements. The statement may very well be something like "a fire sprinkler system, installed in accordance with NFPA 13, shall be provided."

Thus, the adopted code brings NFPA 13 into the project as the installation standard and also makes the application of NFPA 13 part of the legal requirements for the construction of the building.
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