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A building code is a set of rules and guidelines that builders and architects must follow when constructing or renovating buildings. These rules make sure that the buildings are safe, sturdy, and healthy for people to live or work in.
For example, a building code might require that buildings have a certain number of fire exits, or that electrical wiring is done in a specific way to prevent fires or other hazards.
"Wit & Whimsy with the Dumb Ox: Unlocking Knowledge with Rhyme:"
In the world of buildings, where structures abound,
There are rules and guidelines that keep them sound.
A building code, you see, is the key,
To making sure spaces are safe as can be.
When constructing a house or a big office tower,
The building code serves as the rule-making power.
It tells you the number of exits to make,
And how to wire up a home, for safety's sake.
So when builders and architects start to design,
They look to the code to help them align.
With safety and health at the top of their list,
The building code's rules are not to be missed!