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March 13,2014

In a nine to six vote, the North Carolina State Building Code Council on March 11 approved moving the commercial building code (except for the...

March 13,2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is requiring those who submit comments on the silica rule to disclose their funding sources for...

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March 13,2014

The Environmental Protection Agency published a new rule this month that will require the construction, housing, and utility sectors to carry out...

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March 05,2014

Two supervisors charged that a lack of adequate code enforcement has led to blight from dilapidated or unfinished buildings. 

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March 05,2014

President Barack Obama would spend $1 billion to “better understand the projected impacts of climate change,” encourage local action to reduce...

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March 05,2014

It provides information to assist with the proper specification and use of pressure-treated Southern Pine materials. 

March 05,2014

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Inc. reached an agreement with PRI Construction Materials Technologies LLC (PRI) through which PRI will participate...

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March 05,2014

The issue was raised in the wake of a tragic fire at a seniors' residence in L'Isle-Verte. 

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March 04,2014

After a recent successful challenge of the scientific methodology used to redraw the coastal high-hazard zones, the Massachusetts congressional...

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March 03,2014

Construction contractors and developers in New York state face $3 billion more in costs and 667 more accidents per year because of a state law...