A building code (alias building control or building regulations) stands for a series of rules which indicate the standards for constructed objects like buildings and nonbuilding structures. Buildings should abide by the codes to acquire planning permission, generally from a local council. The primary objective of building codes is to safeguard public health, safety and general welfare because they are associated with the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures.
Building codes are generally intended to be applied by architects, engineers, interior designers, constructors and regulators but are also used for various purposes by safety inspectors, environmental scientists, real estate developers, subcontractors, manufacturers of building products and materials, insurance companies, facility managers, tenants, and others. Codes regulating the design and construction of structures where adopted into law.
Given below, the detailed lists of all Indian Standard Codes which comprise of standardization in the area of functional requirements in buildings ranging from comfort point of view, for example space distribution, orientation, day-lighting, ventilation, acoustics and thermal comforts, from health and safety point of view, from the point of view of accessibility for persons with disability and from the point of view of energy requirements.
IS 1950:1962 Code of practice for sound insulation of non-industrial buildings
IS 2440:1975 Guide for day lighting of buildings
IS 2526:1963 Code of practice for acoustical design of auditoriums and conference halls
IS 3103:1975 Code of practice for industrial ventilation
IS 3362:1977 Code of practice for natural ventilation of residential buildings
IS 3483:1965 Code of practice for noise reduction in industrial buildings
IS 3792:1978 Guide for heat insulation of non industrial buildings