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Theater Planning by Gene Leitermann

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Chapter 7Building Regulations

In the United States, building design and construction is regulated by federal, state, and local governments. There are many types of legislation and regulations that impact buildings. Regulations concerning zoning, historic preservation, urban design, and land use are typically enacted and enforced at the state, county, or municipal level. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) is an example of regulations enacted and enforced by the federal government. This chapter provides an overview of two types of regulations that most affect theater buildings—codes and standards, and accessibility requirements.

Codes and Standards

Codes and standards are developed by private Standards Development Organizations ...

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