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An illustration by Andy Rementer showing a couple who didn't have problems with a building code.

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Originally appeared in An Introduction to Building Codes
on September 29, 2011
An illustration by Andy Rementer showing a couple who didn't have problems with a building code.
Fun Fact: Although there were few building codes in colonial America, Benjamin Franklin took some steps in that direction in 1735, lobbying for minimum safety provision for fireplaces and surrounding construction. Franklin also founded the first volunteer fire company in Philadelphia in 1736.

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