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Coastal Contractor Codes & Regulations

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    Chinese Drywall Lawsuits Consolidated

     
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    Codes for Cash: States Update Codes to Gain Energy Department Grants

     
  • Recovery Act Stimulates Code-Enforcement Energy

     
  • Wind Speed

    Changes in the Wind: Engineers Revise ASCE-7 (Again)~

     
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    Strengthening Roof-to-Wall Connections

    New Florida codes compel contractors to upgrade the roof-wall connections on qualifying older homes when replacing the roof covering. In this article Richard Reynolds, who helped write the new code language, outlines the steps involved: how to inspect the connections that tie existing rafters or...

     
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    Installing Impact Zone Windows

    A growing number of state and local codes call for impact zone windows in construction near the shore—windows made of shatterproof laminated glass that won't succumb to the flying debris generated by a hurricane. But even the strongest window will fail if not properly installed. Manufacturers'...

     
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    Raised Floors for the Low Country

    Elevated floors on pier foundations are mandated in V zones and recommended in coastal A zones. But the moisture and energy details can be a head-scratcher. Whether a builder places the floor system on pier supports or on a perimeter stemwall, he has to face interrelated problems of air sealing...

     
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    Letters

    Manufacturers Beyond Code ~ Connector Corrosion

     
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    Soundings

    Storm-Water Regs Grow Up

     
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    Wild Winds and Rolling Waters

    Despite months of front-page Hurricane Katrina news coverage in 2005, building codes and enforcement practices continue to vary greatly. Moreover, surprisingly little is known about how hurricane winds pull apart and drive rain into homes — and what affordable measures can seal them tight. Plus...

     
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    From the Editor: Beyond Code

    Beyond Code

     
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    Breakline: Green Mandates

    Green Mandates ~ Mapping Disaster

     
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    Paint It Green

    As federal and state governments try to get a handle on the pollution problem and the impact of "volatile organic compounds," or VOCs, they're turning their attention to paint. A cascade of regulations, moving from the EPA down through regional commissions and finally taking effect at the state...

     
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    Solving the Uplift Puzzle

    Where the codes once concentrated mostly on verifying that buildings could handle gravity loads, now coastal homes must also resolve the complicated load effects associated with high winds: uplift, shear (or "racking"), sliding, and overturning. Ted Cushman takes a closer look at one kind of...

     
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    Tile Roofs for Hurricane Zones

    One of the most common problems found in the aftermath of hurricanes Frances, Charley, and Ivan was failure of the roofing system. The tile industry responded to the problem with new design criteria and installation details, which have since been added to the Florida Building Code. Charles Wardell...

     
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    Guest Editorial: Small Task, Big Reward

    Small Task, Big Reward

     
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    Breakline

    Restoring Trust - School of Demolition - Tougher Codes - High Hazard Study - Storm-Tracking Tools

     
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    Breakline

    Systems-Built Solutions - Code Option Flies Out the Window - Common Code Violations - 2005 Tropical Storm Summary

     
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    Breakline: The Other Coastal Crisis

    The Other Coastal Crisis - Thunderclouds Over Paradise

     
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    From the Editor

    We Know How to Do This

     
 
 
 
 
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