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The DC Code: § 6-1404 Intent.

Index6 Housing and Building Restrictions and Regulations. (Refs & Annos)

The Construction Codes shall be construed to secure their expressed intent, which is to ensure public safety, health, and welfare by building construction, through structured strength, energy and water conservation, accessibility to persons with disabilities, adequate egress facilities, sanitary equipment, light, ventilation, and fire safety; and, in general, to secure safety to life and property from all hazards incident to the design, erection, repair, removal, demolition, or use and occupancy of buildings, structures, or premises.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 5-1304. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 16-305 substituted "persons with disabilities" for "the physically handicapped". Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 6-216, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 6-1401. For Law 16-305, see notes following § 6-201. Miscellaneous Notes Establishment of Building Code Advisory Committee: See Mayor's Order 89-257, November 7, 1989. DC CODE § 6-1404 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 21, 1987, D.C. Law 6-216, § 5, 34 DCR 1072; Apr. 24, 2007, D.C. Law 16-305, § 22, 53 DCR 6198.)