Engineering Misconceptions, Part 4 - To what extent can I not design to code? Will it still be safe against earthquakes and typhoons?

The above subject is a three-part question.

A. To what extent can your building be not designed to code?

1. To no extent! You can't not-design to code. The code is the minimum requirement by law! You can choose to not design to code only if it has been superseded.