Tracing the origins of the Southern African building regulations, with specific reference to the period between 1650 and circa 1740

Authors

  • Jacques Laubscher University of Pretoria

Keywords:

Building standards, Building codes, Code of Hammurabi, Building regulations, Jan van Riebeeck

Abstract

This paper uses contemporary definitions of building regulations and building standards to establish the first performance standard (and the source of building regulations) for Southern Africa. Specific focus is given to the period between 1650 and circa 1740. The author argues that the original premises remain relevant in the built environment.

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Published

2011-12-31

How to Cite

Laubscher, J. (2011) “Tracing the origins of the Southern African building regulations, with specific reference to the period between 1650 and circa 1740”, Acta Structilia, 18(2), pp. 80-96. Available at: https://journals.ufs.ac.za/index.php/as/article/view/118 (Accessed: 20October2021).

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Review articles