What is the purpose of these codes?
These codes set minimum health, welfare, and safety standards in terms of life safety, fire safety, accessibility, energy conservation, ventilation, heating, sanitary facilities, erosion control, and structural soundness.

These codes are part of the state Administrative Code and have the effect of law. Changes are usually recommended by agency-appointed citizen code committees, endorsed by the agency, and given legislative review before they take effect.

To make sure the Code is followed, the state requires anyone constructing or remodeling most buildings submit their building plans and heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) plans to the state for review and approval before any local permit issuance or construction begins. Subsequent on-site inspections are made to ensure the approved plans are followed.

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