Building Codes and Standards: Not Up-to-Date?

According to the U.S. News, most general inspections of an old house or commercial building do not check for code compliance, rather general issues that are left with a note saying “doesn’t meet current standards” without addressing the problem.

If a new, freshly installed water heater fails local standard it may or may not get fixed unless the violation is serving as a health threat or bothers others. However, if there is a code violation, then is it not affecting people and planet in some way?

The only time that these codes are more closely watched is when there is a complete rehabilitation of a room or whole building.

Modern codes and building requirements have made it possible for all spaces to be functional with low carbon footprint without risking time, funds, or square footage.

It is now noted that sustainability, universal, and barrier-free concepts all go together. These concepts start early in the design phase where planning and renders are developed and lasts well until after the space is occupied to analyze user experience. The overall concept is making spaces more habitable.

Materials, time, and energy are streamlined by interior architects, making a positive impact on occupant health, ensuring comfort, limiting costs, and improving marketability.

When considering an interior architect and designer, make sure to find that their qualifications accompany the codes and standards for this modern world.