In the 20th century, Saudi Arabia was ruled by the Saud dynasty. The Saud Dynasty built many of the country’s most important buildings, including the Grand Mosque. The Saudi Building Code (SBC) is still in effect today. It is a set of guidelines and regulations that are intended to ensure safe construction and maintain a good standard of living for citizens of Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Building Code is the governing body for all building regulations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The building code, as it stands today, grew from a series of documents that were gradually developed over centuries by bureaucrats.