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An illustration by Andy Rementer showing a living room and barrier-free pool.

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Originally appeared in An Introduction to Building Codes
on September 29, 2011
An illustration by Andy Rementer showing a living room and barrier-free pool.
Fun Fact: At nearly 4,000 years old, the Code of Hammurabi contains the oldest building regulations on record. It is similar to modern building codes, except that modern building inspectors no longer get to mete out deathblows with an ox whip to violators.

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