2015-5-27-building-codes

The Forensics of Building Codes

DonanEngineering Articles, Engineering Manager, Forensic Engineering, Structural Damage & Collapse

Background History shows us that building codes have been around for a long time – in fact, the earliest known was around in 2000BC[1].  Penalties were also much harsher for construction defects.  If a builder constructed a house that collapsed and killed the owner, the builder was not fined, but was put to death.  The United States has been a …