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Pending Limits on the Length of Flex Duct
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Pending Limits on the Length of Flex Duct

Allison Bailes reports that the Uniform Mechanical Code has proposed some serious... More

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Basement Windows

What the code requires for windows in a basement. More

Young New Yorkers Squeeze Into Modified Spaces
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Young New Yorkers Squeeze Into Modified Spaces

Fitting four roommates into a one-bedroom apartment takes ingenuity—and motivation. More

Live Loads Vs. Snow Loads in the Code
A Practical Guide to Building in Seismic Zones
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A Practical Guide to Building in Seismic Zones

Steel and framing hardware requirements demand a whole new approach to foundation... More

Massachusetts Court Clarifies Sprinkler Rule for Multifamily Remodels
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Massachusetts Court Clarifies Sprinkler Rule for Multifamily Remodels

Sprinklers required for major reconstruction projects More

Outer Banks Grapples With Mega-House Rule Dilemma
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Outer Banks Grapples With Mega-House Rule Dilemma

Policymakers are struggling to craft rules for huge rental properties on the beach More

Five Most Common Plumbing Code Violations
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Five Most Common Plumbing Code Violations

Red flags to watch before the next plumbing inspection. More

Fire Separation Walls
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Fire Separation Walls

These code-required assemblies can complicate construction, but they can also help... More

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