The Building Center of Japan (BCJ) contributes to international information sharing in building-related areas, such as those of building regulations and technical assessments, by publishing collections of English translations of Japanese laws and regulations concerning building standards. When necessary, it also provides English translations of other related information. Information resources produced and sold by the BCJ include booklets in English and Chinese about the housing situation and the housing policy in Japan.
This is an English translated building code of Japan. It includes all of the amendments enforced through January 1, 2015.
This latest version is on CD-ROM. The data is in PDF format. Software for reading PDF files, such as AdobeR ReaderR or other reader-programs must be installed on your computer.
◆Outline of the Building Standard Law of Japan (May 2016)
Date of publication: 2016.5
PDF file (Print Size: A4)
Price: ¥10,000 (consumption tax (¥800) will be added in case of purchase in Japan)
・The Building Standard Law
・The Building Standard Law Enforcement Order
・The Building Standard Law Enforcement Regulation (except Annexed Forms)
・The Ministerial Order Concerning Designated Qualifying Examination Body and
Others Based on The Building Standard Law (except Annexed Forms)
・Notifications of MLIT (90)
・Introduction to the Building Standard Law -Japanese Building Codes and Building Control System-
◆Minimum hardware/platform requirements
【Mac】Mac OS X
|CPU||【Windows】IntelR PentiumR III 850Mhz
|free hard-disk space||60MB of available hard-disk space|
|CD-ROM drive||data-reading speed of 12x|
|PDF file viewer||AdobeR ReaderR 6.0 (recommended)|
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