This page contains a series of links to guides for a variety of common building projects. The City of Arvada has adopted building code regulations to assure that buildings built in the city are safe for use by its citizens. The adopted codes are the minimum regulations necessary to ensure that buildings are built to an acceptable level of safety and durability. The intent of the adopted Building Codes is to provide "minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property and public welfare". Although these codes contain many specific requirements and standards, they also provide flexibility by allowing alternate materials and methods of construction with appropriate justification.