A building code is a set of rules that specify the standards for constructed objects such as buildings and nonbuilding structures. Codes regulate the design and construction of structures were adopted into law.
on behalf of the Ministry of Works & Housing (MWH), the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has developed a National Building Code aimed at ensuring adequate protection, public health, and safety in the building and construction industry.
This was achieved with the support of the Swiss Government through the International Finance Corporation/World Bank Group, Ghana Office (IFC/WBG). Ghana’s Building Code GS 1207:2018 is modified from an existing International Building Code and lays down the essential requirement for building and structural conformity. Institutions such as the Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI), Ghana Institute of Engineering and Ghana Institute of Architects (GIA), all helped to develop the code, which will be launched shortly.