Building by-laws are locally varying regulations controlling the construction and erection of
buildings administered by local authorities on the basis of model by-laws provided by
government. They typical features of building bye laws may be stated as below.
Zoning and Land use control [E.g. Industrial zone vs. Residential zone]
Unobstructed air movement & sun light [Buildings in urban areas have to leave a min. of
8‟ towards the buildings beside and back side]
Control of micro climate
Fire fighting provisions
Protection against earthquake
Traffic movement & traffic privacy of neighborhood.