The building code is a set of rules that “establish minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety, and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment and to provide safety to firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.” (MN State Building Code Chapter 1300)

The building code is a set of rules to protect you, your family, and the general public. Whether it is you or a contractor doing the work on your home or business, the Code exists to make sure the work is done in such a way that you will be safe and your home or business will be structurally sound for a long time.
See our January, 2012 newsletter for more information.

January 2012.pdf