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#154194 - 08/28/04 07:15 PM Hamurabi's code
Ryan_J Offline

Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1355
Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
Since this is a building code area, I thought I would post the earliest building code that I am aware of, which is the code of Hamurabi, circa 1780 BC


229 If a builder build a house for some one, and does not construct it properly, and the house which he built fall in and kill its owner, then that builder shall be put to death.

230. If it kill the son of the owner the son of that builder shall be put to death.

231. If it kill a slave of the owner, then he shall pay slave for slave to the owner of the house.

232. If it ruin goods, he shall make compensation for all that has been ruined, and inasmuch as he did not construct properly this house which he built and it fell, he shall re-erect the house from his own means.

233. If a builder build a house for some one, even though he has not yet completed it; if then the walls seem toppling, the builder must make the walls solid from his own means.

Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

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#154195 - 08/28/04 11:36 PM Re: Hamurabi's code
e57 Offline

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Just read them all... facinating!'sCode.html
A lot of amputating and death going on there! Some of the early medical malpractice stuff was heavy duty.
Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

#154196 - 08/31/04 07:09 PM Re: Hamurabi's code
PCBelarge Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 657
Loc: Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
If building codes today had the same consequences, then either there would not be as many builders, or there would be a lot of saturday matinees at the lynching

Pierre Belarge

#154197 - 10/06/04 08:35 PM Re: Hamurabi's code
John Steinke Offline

Registered: 04/03/01
Posts: 509
Loc: Reno,Nv., USA
When I reflect on the amount of jury-rigging that occurs as people try to avoid necessary upgrades, sometimes I think we should make our homes from gingerbread- then we'd have to replace them every few years!

#154198 - 05/11/05 09:05 PM Re: Hamurabi's code
Edward Offline

Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 309
Loc: California
That is what say:

Eye for an Eye.

#154199 - 06/09/05 10:19 AM Re: Hamurabi's code
macmikeman Offline

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 718
Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
Hey, he totally missed the mold issue.

#154200 - 06/09/05 06:15 PM Re: Hamurabi's code
renosteinke Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5305
Loc: Blue Collar Country
Sure, and since building codes were 'invented' by Hammurabi, the local construction technology hasn't changed one bit from the mud huts they had then.

#154201 - 09/19/06 07:10 PM Re: Hamurabi's code
tajoch Offline

Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 53
Loc: Quinlan texas, usa
Hmmmm, so the contractor has to replace my slave if his shoddy construction kills my current slave?
Do I get a choice on the replacement?

#154202 - 10/23/06 03:39 PM Re: Hamurabi's code
Zapped Offline

Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 481
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
LOL macmikeman...

If you read the length of the code, you see a lot of "throw them in the water". Nobody surfed then I guess.

So, I guess that if a kid got zapped, they would zap my kid? Where do I sign up for this thing?


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