Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), a Statutory body under Ministry of Consumers Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India, plans to examine the existing regulatory mechanisms, prevailing statutory rules and regulations which govern land development and building construction in the country, and proposes to promote standards in these by aligning these to the provisions of the National Building Code of India 2016 and make these available to all regulatory/concerned bodies for their consideration and adoption.
The National Building Code of India (NBC), a comprehensive building Code, is a national instrument providing guidelines for regulating the building construction activities across the country. The Code was first published in 1970 at the instance of the then Planning Commission and was subsequently revised in 1983 and 2005. The Code has now been revised again as NBC 2016 and formally released on 15 March 2017.
The National Building Code of India is one of the most prestigious publication of BIS which lays down a set of minimum provisions designed to achieve orderly, safe, sustainable and accessible building construction and development.
The objective of the latest project is to improve regulatory mechanism, aligning it to best practices and provisions existing in NBC 2016 to ensure better services to people and help create better, more durable, resilient, sustainable buildings. Aim is also to bring about some commonality, where possible, in rules/regulations/acts being followed by various regulatory bodies and to align these regulations to latest developments in the building industry to ensure that the regulatory bodies become more transparent, efficient and people are able to access services of accredited construction professionals.
The Project, therefore, is intended to carry out a comprehensive study of existing regulatory/statutory mechanisms, rules and regulations governing building construction in the country, mapping these to the provisions available in NBC 2016 and preparing improved documents which can be adopted by regulatory/statutory bodies to ensure better regulations to obtain more safe, sustainable, efficient and accessible buildings and built environment.