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August 09,2012

The Minnesota state Court of Appeals rejected St. Paul's attempt to adopt a policy on egress windows that was stricter than state law.

August 09,2012

A blaze that destroyed a 197-unit apartment building in St. Louis, Mo., displacing 250 residents, led the city’s fire chief to question the...

August 02,2012

A total of 726 buildings were inspected for unsafe conditions, and 266 did not meet safety codes, while 112 buildings were found to be vacant and...

July 26,2012

Code enforcement officials in Charlotte, NC gave the okay for the SouthPark Mall to reopen after two parts of its roof collapsed following heavy...

July 19,2012

New York City has implemented a program to encourage construction of "micro-apartments" in the Big Apple, where rents are exorbitant and the...

July 19,2012

To minimize the loss of thermal resistance in design, the R-value of roof insulation should be computed based on the actual performance of the...

June 28,2012

Ontario's housing minister announced new building code rules to help prevent glass panels from breaking off high-rise balconies during hot weather...

June 28,2012

Italian officials are questioning seismic building standards and inspection procedures in the aftermath of two damaging earthquakes.

June 21,2012

Since last summer, glass balconies have shattered at 13 different buildings in Toronto.

June 21,2012

California is the first state to add window film into its building code. Window film, a polymer material, offers cost-effective energy savings.