IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(11): 709-714 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.912

Administration and Regulation: A Study of Taiwan’s Interior Design and Construction Regulatory System

Chihyuan Chang
Abstract—The establishment of the interior design and construction regulatory system was triggered by the 1995 Wei-Er-Kang Restaurant fire incident which caused a high death toll. Pressed by public opinion and the will of the people, the government finally revised the building administration law and regulations substantially and tailored interior design and construction law and regulations according to the environment and system of Taiwan. Taiwan's interior design and construction administration system was built for the administration of two targets: people, the action subject, and buildings, the object. The system was modified in three stages. The study found that the system is characterized by a graduation transition from the initial public safety protection orientation to putting emphasis on simplifying the interior design and construction system, modifying the interior construction permit application, and implementing the certificate renewal and retraining systems for interior design and construction companies and professional technical personnel to improve professional quality.

Index Terms—Interior design, interior construction, administration, regulation.

Chihyuan Chang is with Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of the Interior, Taiwan (e-mail: changcy@abri.gov.tw).

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Cite: Chihyuan Chang, "Administration and Regulation: A Study of Taiwan’s Interior Design and Construction Regulatory System," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 709-714, 2017.

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