Legal Measure for Building Control in Thailand
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This research aims to 1) study legal measures concerning current building control in Thailand and 2) find suggestions for legal development concerning more appropriate building control. The research is qualitative research and the researcher collects information from documents, laws, textbooks and relevant academic articles. It is found that currently the key law for building control in Thailand is Building Control Act (B.E. 2522) and its revision version (B.E. 2558) which clearly determine application procedure for building construction, as well as demolition and modification. They stipulate application procedures in detail for all types of buildings and authorize officers to suspend building construction, expansion and modification. In case officers find an incorrectly-constructed building and after officers issue a warning or construction suspension, such violation is still not corrected, the laws authorize governmental officers to proceed prosecution. The law itself is reasonable. However, the administrative orders for allowance or suspension definitely affect the right of applicants and may มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีราชมงคลรัตนโกสินทร์ lead to lawsuit against administrative agencies or criminal case. Hence, the researcher suggests that the governmental sector should create better understanding among people with regard to building control laws and governmental officers’ duties and authority under the laws.