Building Control Body


Definition - What does Building Control Body mean?

A building control body (BCB) is an organization tasked with staying abreast of building codes, norms, and regulations.

In many municipalities, especially those in the UK and Wales, local government authorities take up these responsibilities and are often referred to as control officers.

Private sector companies can also function as building control bodies, with the approval of municipal authorities.

Safeopedia explains Building Control Body

Part of the duties of a building control body is to ensure that fire safety measures are observed and properly implemented during the construction and planning phases.

Building control bodies do not concern themselves with existing structures. Their expertise is only required during the early phases of the building process.

Building control bodies may analyze design plans to ensure compliance, inspect construction projects to ensure fire safety requirements are met, and certify buildings that are compliant.

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