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The Building Code is required to serve the following

functions:

  • It

provides

administrative

and

enforcement

requirements related to the building practices and use of acceptable materials and building systems;

  • It provides for approval of any system of material, which may demonstrate to be proven to be resistant to natural hazards.

Accordingly, new building systems, which may be more efficient than the ones in current use, can be accepted without endangering the integrity of the buildings or the lives of the occupants.

Grenada Building Code

The Grenada Building Code was launched in October 2000 and it was first run on a trial basis. It was envisaged that residents would need time to adjust and therefore provisions were made for voluntary compliance. That time has now expired.

Grenada is not immune to the destructive forces of natural and man-made hazards. Given the topography of the country, developments have been streamlined at steep slopes and coastal areas in which landslides and floods have occasionally affected buildings.

The Grenada Building Code makes provisions for the following: -

  • Administration - some definitions, general requirements;

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