Codes and Standards

Checklist to Reduce Airborne Health Hazards
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Checklist to Reduce Airborne Health Hazards

Use the EPA’s AirPlus form to cover the bases and set priorities Read more

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Lead-Paint Rule Trips Up CA Painting Firm a Second Time

College Works Painting's $39k fine follows a $32.5k penalty Read more

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CA Firm Fined $51K for Lead-Paint Rule Violations

HVAC specialist cited for renovations to foreclosed homes Read more

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Sealing Around a Chimney

What's the best way to air seal around a chimney? Canned foams may seem like a good option—especially if they're labeled as "fire block"—but those aren't truly noncombustible. Here's the best way to do the sealing. Read more

Home Builders Seek to Influence Fast-Growing ‘Resiliency’ Initiatives
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Home Builders Seek to Influence Fast-Growing ‘Resiliency’...

NAHB resolution preps itself to respond to the movement Read more

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Clearances for Outdoor Cookers

A built in grill or cooker is a must-have for just about any outdoor kitchen. If you are installing one on a truly outdoor kitchen (with no roof or coverage) you probably have very little to worry about, but put that cooker under a roof overhang and suddenly you may enter the world of codes, says one expert. Read more

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Builders Aim to Enlist Local Code Officials to Influence ICC Changes

Online voting gives voice to a silent majority NAHB hopes will act more reasonably Read more

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Flashing Deck Ledgers

Building codes expert Glenn Mathewson sets the record straight on what the code requires for deck flashing and how—and when—it needs to be used. Read more

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NAHB Presses for Clarity on EPA’s Planned Formaldehyde Rules

Asks: What is a ‘major modification?’ and joins call to limit record-keeping Read more

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Do You Really Need a Concrete Basement Floor?

Is concrete really an essential for building a basement floor? Not necessarily, according to experts--so long as you use the proper insulation and vapor barrier setup. Here's how to make a basement floor without concrete. Read more

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