Global Building Codes Tool

The Global Building Codes Tool provides available information about the building codes and standards used in countries around the world.

Click on a country to view information about the building safety regulation agency/agencies, and the building codes and standards referenced and enforced in that country.

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This Tool was created with support from the International Business Development team at George Mason University.

Global Building Codes Tool: Bangladesh

Bangladesh is currently using a 1993 version of its building codes, but is soon expected to implement updated codes developed in 2015 and available online in three separate sections: National Building Code-2015 Vol_1_3 (Draft).pdf National Building Code-2015 Vol_3_3 (Draft).pdf

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Global Building Codes Tool: Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Building Code was approved in 2012 and references the 2009 International Building Code and a number of consensus-based standards. Oversight of building safety in Afghanistan is the responsibility of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. An English-language version of the related Building Manual is available for online viewing.

The Afghan National Security Forces construction standards are based on the International Building Code and are available online as a download from the US Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division website.

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