Architectural Building Design codes and Standards represent the minimum specification criteria used for design or development of Architecture. The main purpose to implement these codes in Architectural Buildings is to ensure and protect the health, safety and general welfare of its occupants. These building standards differ according to the location, climatic condition and typical aesthetic taste. Kind of materials used, construction type or home type is determined according to standard. For e.g. these Codes will differ for a construction in USA or Australia; being residential or commercial; wooden or steel. How does a CAD outsourcing services company cope up with this challenge?
Design, construction and maintenance of any building (residential or commercial) are done in accordance with these standards. Architects and Engineers are responsible for proper implementation of these codes and standards while providing building design services.
Building codes are followed from the commencement of the design phase to the onsite implementation of these codes. Companies providing pre-construction CAD outsourcing services such as Architectural Design Services, BIM services, CAD Drafting Services, Construction Drawing services and MEP services should monitor and ensure that the architectural designs developed by them is in accordance with the compliance applicable for that location.
For companies providing CAD outsourcing services offshore, following and implementing compliance poses to be a huge constraint. Understanding and implementing international codes take time and requires on shore assistance while providing Architectural design services and construction drawing services. These standards provide a certain size, number or placement of the components or parts which makes design decisions easier.
Architectural Building standards and Codes are subjective to change so the Companies, Architects or Engineers should always keep themselves updated. The changes depend upon many factors such as needs, environment changes, energy sources, population etc. at that location.
Most of the standards are applied to the new constructions being done but if own a building (Residential or commercial) which is more than 50% damaged then you need a renovation to be done following the Architectural Building codes and standards. Below are some of the Building codes and standards being followed worldwide:
- The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
- The International Code Council – ICC
- International Building Code (IBC)
- International Fire Code (IFC)
- Uniform building code (or UBC)
- International Building Code (IBC
- The International Residential Code (IRC)
- International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
It is our wholesome responsibility to follow these standards and codes thus ensuring safety and protection of the people.
Tesla CADD UK provide Building design services or CAD outsourcing services in-depth. With an onshore presence and an Architectural team in house, building design codes and its implementation is one of our major strengths. We are also into Building code analysis, Planning and construction drawing services.