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May 08,2014

The City of Vancouver’s ban on doorknobs in all new buildings, which went into effect last month, has drawn a strong reaction from the public and...

May 08,2014

The American Concrete Institute’s completely reorganized ACI 318-14, “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary,” is open...

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May 03,2014

California’s recent revisions to Title 24 contain ambitious performance goals: all residential buildings must be Zero Net Energy by 2020 and...

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April 18,2014

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that distinct portions of a mixed-used building may be treated as distinct and different...

April 10,2014

The compilation ASTM Standards in Building Codes contains more than 1,300 ASTM construction specifications, practices and test methods, and is now...

April 10,2014

Starting in June, California’s latest version of its Title 24 building code kicks in, requiring several systems come with demand response...

March 26,2014

A dormitory fire at the University of Nebraska at Omaha that displaced with 42 students (but caused no injuries) could trigger local building code...

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March 19,2014

The move will affect 24 districts that have schools inside Oklahoma City limits.

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March 19,2014

The city has been operating a downtown dirt parking lot in violation of its own code and the federal law for years.

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...