Codes

Light Straw Construction May Grow, as 2015 IRC Adoption Spreads

For advocates of natural building systems, codes are finally catching up. Straw-based building technology, which has been mature for many ...
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New Edition of NFPA 1144 Offers Detailed Wildfire-Proofing Practices

The 2018 edition offers rules and guidelines for hazard assessment, building design, and fuel modification to give new and existing ...
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Seven Common Building and Plumbing Code Violations

These all-too-common "blunders" include a couple of zingers that may surprise you. Building suppliers such as CSI, the author of ...
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Alterations to Fire Door Assemblies

I frequently receive questions about alterations of existing fire door assemblies, including preparation for new hardware and addressing holes left ...
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New Los Angeles Law Aims to Demolish Certain Zoning Restrictions

Local politicians pull no punches in describing their intentions: to reverse slow-growth policies and the "brain damage" of building affordably ...
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IAPMO request for proposal for UMC and UPC

IAPMO Solicits Proposals for 2021 UPC, UMC

Formal code proposals solicited for the 2021 editions of the UPC and UMC. The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical ...
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