Codes and Standards

From What We Gather: March 27 - 31, 2017
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From What We Gather: March 27 - 31, 2017

On JLC's news radar this week: Texas houses twerked by thunderstorm winds;... More

Avoiding the Most Common Construction Defects
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Avoiding the Most Common Construction Defects

Here’s what to look for and how to prevent problems More

Residential Fire Sprinklers: A Closer Look
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

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