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1.1* Scope. A.1.1 The Code does not address features that solely affect economic loss to private property. 1.1.1 General. The Code addresses those construction, protection, and occupancy features necessary to minimize danger to life and property. 1.1.2 Code Title. The provisions of this document shall constitute and be known as NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code, hereinafter referred to as “this Code” or “the Code.”
This code provides requirements for those construction, protection, and occupancy features necessary to safeguard life, health, property, and public welfare and minimize injuries.
Design criteria regulate and control the permitting; design; construction, alteration, and repair; quality of materials; equipment and systems; use and occupancy; demolition; location; and maintenance of all types of buildings and structures. Separate chapters address issues specific to individual occupancy types, structural features, building materials, and building systems. A performance-based option is also included.
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