Research & Writing Assignment:
Healthy Homes, Part 3: Housing Regulations of Healthy Housing Course, states that, Housing codes are distinguished from building codes in that they cover houses, not buildings in general. This statement could be improved, such that the Residential codes (IRC) are dedicated to residential “construction” as the Building codes (IBC, IPC, IMC, NEC…) are to commercial, industrial, high-rise… “construction”, whereas the Housing codes are dedicated to regulating “occupancies” or “usage” of residential buildings. In other words, some “occupants” are either ignorant or apathetic regarding unhealthy or hazardous “behaviors” in and around their dwellings. For example, raising hogs in a suburban backyard, smoking in bed, changing car oil on the front lawn, maintaining high weeds or dead tree limbs near the house during fire season, etc. etc.