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  • Jersey Flood Zone Rule Change Ruffles Feathers

    State officials say their rewrite of flood zone rules makes life easier, but critics see a conflict with federal regulations.

  • A Maine Peninsula Gets Battery Backup

    Boothbay, Maine, is the showcase for a new approach to meeting an occasional high-demand day: municipal-scale battery backup.

  • Tough Talk on Flood from Departing FEMA Exec

    Brad Kieserman, leaving as boss of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program after just a few months on the job, told a Congressional committee that the program needs a major overhaul.

  • Clear as Mud: New EPA Rule Roils the Waters

    The newly released EPA Clean Water Act implementation rule clarifying the government’s reach over “waters of the United States” is spurring a political backlash, and a likely wave of lawsuits. Also, it’s confusing.

  • Moving a Lighthouse? No Big Deal

    Moving a lighthouse a few hundred feet is all in a day’s work for house mover Jerry Matyiko.

  • How Will You Meet Code for Air Sealing and Duct Leakage?

    A relatively new BPI certification helps builders meet the stringent, new IECC requirements for air infiltration and duct leakage.

  • Fluid-Applied Tyvek

    Remember when “Tyvek” meant “housewrap”? With DuPont’s entry into the world of fluid-applied air barrier and drainage plane membranes, Tyvek has started to mean more

  • New York State: No Grade Stamp Needed

    Code authorities in New York State have endorsed a New York amendment to the International Code that will allow builders in the state to use locally sawn lumber that does not have an agency grade stamp.

  • Code Savvy

    A veritable professor of building codes, Glenn Mathewson, provides free online code training at Building Code College. Each one's like a free JLC-Live conference session.

  • True Classic: Raking Cornice

    Every carpenter wants to dive in and make the sawdust fly. But without slowing down to get the design right first, even great joinery skills can't save a project from failure.