Codes and Standards

Obtaining Universal Design CertificationObtaining Universal Design Certification

Education and credibility are equally important for remodelers who want to be at... Read more

Is Flood Insurance Your Problem? Is Flood Insurance Your Problem?

If you don't know much about substantial improvement, it could be. Read more

NARI Urges OSHA to Postpone Silica Rule NARI Urges OSHA to Postpone Silica Rule

A group of 25 industry associations have banded together to ask OSHA to rethink its far-reaching and costly silica dust proposal. Read more

Proposed Silica Dust Standards Inspire New ProductsProposed Silica Dust Standards Inspire New Products

James Hardie partners with a tool manufacturer, Bosch introduces new vacuums, and... Read more

House Delays Flood-Insurance Hikes for Some; Senate Action Next

Legislation halting FEMA until Sept. 30 from imposing massive flood-insurance rate hikes for some homeowners has won passage in the House. It's up to the Senate to decide next how to handle the issue. Read more

Senators Try New Tactic in Bid to Stall Flood-Insurance Rate HikesSenators Try New Tactic in Bid to Stall Flood-Insurance Rate...

Planned cloture motion could trigger a vote in early January Read more

Accurate Energy Measurements for Home Sales

BPI standards assure energy-efficiency upgrade information is accurately valued for the home sales process. Read more

Low-VOC? Trust but Verify

Despite putting great effort into reducing the amount of volatile organic compounds├│VOCs├│in their products, adhesive and coating manufacturers are still facing an emerging national standard on VOC content that could hold them to the strictest of standards. Read more

More Than Just Vinyl: Upsell the Insulation in Insulated Vinyl Siding More Than Just Vinyl: Upsell the Insulation in Insulated Vinyl Siding

There are many reasons why insulated vinyl siding, a premium product, is an attractive upsell to consumers. Its actual insulating characteristics should be foremost among them. Read more

Letter to the Editor: It's Time To Scrap the Lead-Paint Rule

In this letter to the editor, a California contractor argues that the federal government's lead-paint program isn't worth the cost and should be abandoned. Read more

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