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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. 

February 17,2014

State and city officials are pushing for increased bonding capacity to pay for the storm shelters.

February 07,2014

Sixteen years ago, the Los Angeles City Council decided against requiring retrofits of existing buildings because of the projected cost and the...

February 07,2014

Sixteen years ago, the Los Angeles City Council decided against requiring retrofits of existing buildings because of the projected cost and the...

February 05,2014

Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requirements, has opened the door for the so-called "...

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January 23,2014

Proposed legislation to further regulate the building of micro apartments has triggered appeals from community activists concerned that fire...

January 23,2014

Some 1,500 concrete structures built in Los Angeles before 1980 could be vulnerable to earthquakes, according to University of California...

January 08,2014

Strengthened sprinkler regulations proposed for the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) could help a movement to allow midrise wood...

January 08,2014

Architect Gerhard Becker was sentenced to a year in LA county jail after pleading no contest to the manslaughter of a firefighter who died while...

January 08,2014

Proposed changes include mandating the insulation of hot water piping in new buildings.