§ 23-27.3-100.1.2. Purpose.
The general assembly hereby finds and declares that a state building code for Rhode Island is necessary to establish adequate and uniform regulations governing the construction and alteration of buildings and structures within the state. The general assembly further finds and declares that the people of Rhode Island will benefit by the adoption of a modern uniform building code which takes into account current scientific and engineering knowledge and allows for the utilization of modern materials and methods of construction for the regulation of construction within the state of Rhode Island in the interest of the public health, safety, and welfare.
(P.L. 1981, ch. 236, § 2.)