Building Codes

How a Below-Grade House Foundation Can Be a Harbinger of Problems
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How a Below-Grade House Foundation Can Be a Harbinger of Problems

Foundations should rise at least six inches above soil line; the higher the better. Read more

Ohio Woman Sues Builder After Siding Begins to Melt
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Ohio Woman Sues Builder After Siding Begins to Melt

Reflections from energy efficient windows on a nearby house are believed to be the... Read more

How a Fire 350 Years Ago Still Influences Construction Today
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How a Fire 350 Years Ago Still Influences Construction Today

The Great Fire of London started the use of building codes Read more

NAHB Chairman: Overregulation Is Preventing a Full Recovery for Housing
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NAHB Chairman: Overregulation Is Preventing a Full Recovery for Housing

Government regulations account for 24.3% of the final price of a new single-family... Read more

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ICC Tentatively Disapproves Controversial Proposal Barring Use of Fire-Retardant Wood in Certain Structures

NAHB, American Wood Council among groups that cried out against the idea Read more

Home Builders Seek to Influence Fast-Growing ‘Resiliency’ Initiatives
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Is Flood Insurance Your Problem? Is Flood Insurance Your Problem?

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

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How Energy Codes for New Buildings Can Apply to Existing Homes

Using the International Energy Conservation Code as a guide for improving existing buildings. Read more

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California's New Building Codes Pushes Energy-Efficient Windows

Tougher new requirements take effect in 2014. Read more

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California Adopts New Building Standards

The new code includes stricter energy efficiency requirements and more-straightforward rules for accessibility. Read more

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