The implementation of building regulations in Uganda; "An analysis of compliance"
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In any city, the pattern and form of the build environment is determined by the established planing, design standards and building regulations. Building regulations provide means through which development authorities can control the use of buildings, available land resources and infrastructure facilities to ensure proper special organization and environmental protection in the city. Though building regulations exist in developing countries, they are sometimes not implemented. The government of Uganda developed a number of regulations that control the development of buildings which are Policy for Development and Strengthening of the National Construction Industry 2010, The Public Health Act, the Building Control Act 2013, Building Control Regulations by the Ministry of Works and Transport and other regulations that control professionals in the building sector. These regulations do not permit construction and occupancy of any building that is breach of any of the regulations. Building regulations are developed for different purposes. The study sought the implementation of building regulations concerning firefighting equipment, parking space, public walkways and issuance of occupation permits. The study views that prescriptive building regulations concerning firefighting equipment, parking space, public walkways and issuance of occupation permits are not implemented in Uganda. This shows that buildings in Uganda are constructed and occupied without complying to some of the building regulations.