Topic 1: Codes, Standards and Executive Orders  

Date: 
09-01-2013

The Public Buildings Amendment Act of 1988, Public Law (Pub. L.) 100- 678 requires Federal agencies to follow national recognized "model" building codes. The Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Standards, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-119, requires all executive agencies to rely on voluntary standards, both domestic and international, whenever feasible, and to
participate in voluntary standard bodies.

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