code compliance

blueprintsBuilding codes establish minimum requirements for safeguarding the public health, safety and welfare of occupants in the built environment. Codes are necessary because without them there is no universal baseline of understanding or reference to create safe environments with any predictability, process or governance.

The primary goal of building codes is to provide buildings that protect against the loss of life and property from fire and similar emergencies. The secondary goal is to establish guidelines that provide minimum standards and tolerances for the intended use and performance of buildings.

As a member of the ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), Interior Designer Ellen Winkler is knowledgeable in national, state, and local codes that govern interior design.