Codes

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently strengthened its green building policy, requirin...

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The American Concrete Institute’s completely reorganized ACI 318-14, “Building Code Requirements...

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The compilation ASTM Standards in Building Codes contains more than 1,300 ASTM construction speci...

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Starting in June, California’s latest version of its Title 24 building code kicks in, requiring s...

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A dormitory fire at the University of Nebraska at Omaha that displaced with 42 students (but caus...

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In a nine to six vote, the North Carolina State Building Code Council on March 11 approved moving...

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Sixteen years ago, the Los Angeles City Council decided against requiring retrofits of existing b...

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The goal of making it easier for people to age in place led to amendments to Vancouver, B.C.’s bu...

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The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) was granted final approval of several amendm...

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The California master building code, set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, includes a few change...

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The New Mexico State Court of Appeals struck down an attempt to repeal energy-efficient building...

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An American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers committee drafting t...

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As states increasingly look to utilities to play an active role in supporting building energy cod...

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More severe wind storms should prompt nationwide reexamination of building codes

The increased number and severity of storms with high winds nationally should prompt a reexaminat...

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The California Building Standards Commission adopted the new 2013 state standards code that inclu...

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The Montana Department of Administration is developing a single building standard for all state f...

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

California is the first state to add window film into its building code. Window film, a polymer m...

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A developer wants to build a commercial development out of steel shipping containers in Las Vegas...

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The International Code Council (ICC) recently published the 2012 International Residential Code (...

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A former chief building inspector for San Francisco wants to enact building codes that would limi...

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The mayor’s plan to move to a less environmentally friendly code would mean confusion for people...

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Despite tough safety codes approved a decade ago after earthquakes killed 18,000 people, lax enfo...

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A uniform code for green construction is being readied for publication in March.

Over the past few years, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, and Washington, D.C., have passed laws r...

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a hazard alert, warning worke...

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