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Guide To Housing Standards for The Bahamas: Build Back Better

Oct 28, 2020

The impact of Hurricane Dorian on the housing stock of the second and third most populated islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, namely Grand Bahama and Abaco, resulted in damages to residences that is estimated to exceed one hundred million dollars (B$100,000,000). This Guide serves to illustrate the minimum standards required for residential building construction as set out in the Bahamas Building Code, 3rd Edition and the Construction Manual for Small Buildings within the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, inclusive of Build Back Better principles.  The Guide for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is produced by the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction in conjunction with the Buildings Control Division of the Ministry of Public Works with the support of the United Nations Development Programme, Engineers Without Borders, Shelter Sector Bahamas, the National Emergency Management Agency, the Buildings Control Division of the Ministry of Public Works and the University of the Bahamas’ School of Architecture.

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