Building Ordinances & Codes: Definition, Types & Purpose


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What is a rule or regulation passed by a local government, such as a city, called?

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1. Which of the following organizations has developed a set of international building code standards adopted by many states and local governments in the United States?

2. A building code typically addresses which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of building ordinances and codes using this quiz/worksheet combination. Information you will be tested on includes what building codes address and the type of building code a house flipper renovating a kitchen would be most concerned with.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on the following:

  • Term for the item a local government issues for a building that is fit for human occupancy
  • Regulation passed by a local government
  • Organization that developed international building code standards

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on building ordinances and codes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding building codes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about house flipping and building codes

Additional Learning

Learn more about these regulations with the accompanying lesson called Building Ordinances & Codes: Definition, Types & Purposes. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Define building codes
  • Review the content and process of building codes
  • Examine the types of building codes
  • Evaluate the importance of building codes