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New Rule and Regulations Affecting Construction

A set of regulations that describe the norm for created things such as buildings and non-building structures is known as a building regulation, building control, or building code. To receive planning clearance, which is normally granted by a local council, a building must adhere to the code. Each municipality and urban development body in India has its own set of building codes that must be followed for all construction within their jurisdiction.

Fig 1 Bureau of Indian Standards logo
Fig 1: Bureau of Indian Standards logo

The New Rules & Regulations For Construction, (National Building Code Of India 2016):
NBC 2016 is divided into 12 parts, some of which are further broken into sections, totaling 33 chapters. Aside from the numerous improvements made, the most notable aspects of the upgraded NBC are the changes made specifically to improve our response to the alterations posed by Natural Calamities. These are the new construction norms and restrictions.

The Purpose Of Construction Contracts
Every contract in India must comply with the Indian Contract Act, 1872, which stipulates that there must be an agreement between two or more competent parties and that the parties must have entered into the agreement with their free consent, for a legitimate consideration, and for a lawful object.

Construction contracts, like any other contract, must meet the aforementioned standards in order to be legally enforceable. The Indian Contract Act governs most contracts between contractors and employers, and forms are chosen from organizations with a global reputation for construction contracts.

France, Belgium, and Switzerland founded FIDIC, the Fédération Internationale Des Ingénieurs-Conseils, or the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, in 1913. 2 The FIDIC is a prestigious federation with 60 countries as members, with its headquarters in Switzerland. Aside from its core purpose, FIDIC has become well-known for producing standard forms of construction and engineering contracts. Following the publication of its first form contract, named ‘The Form of Contract for Works of Civil Engineering Construction,’ also known as the Red Book because of the color of the cover, all FIDIC form contracts became identified by the color of their covers.

What Is The Current State Of Construction Companies In India?
Construction companies are rapidly expanding. After agriculture, construction is India’s second-largest industry sector. It is one of the most important contributions to India’s economic growth. It is the country’s second-largest employer, employing approximately 40 million people. Furthermore, the Union Budget 2020 has placed a strong emphasis on infrastructure development for economic growth. Furthermore, the industry’s growth is influenced by a number of variables, including population growth, increased urbanization, and an increase in disposable income.

As a result, the building industry is in a strong position now and in the coming decades. Furthermore, the need for housing, construction projects, and other services will continue to rise. India is also expected to become the world’s third-largest building market by 2025. Similarly, the construction industry is predicted to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 15.7 percent by 2022. The recently completed effort to construct smart cities has also increased the sector’s relevance. The construction industry currently accounts for 8% of India’s GDP.

The basic goal of building laws, often known as building codes, is to protect public health, safety, and welfare when it comes to the construction and use of buildings and structures. When the proper government or private body formally enacts the building codes, they become law in that jurisdiction.


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Kanwarjot Singh is the founder of Civil Engineering Portal, a leading civil engineering website which has been awarded as the best online publication by CIDC. He did his BE civil from Thapar University, Patiala and has been working on this website with his team of Civil Engineers.

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