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Building Departments Get Busy as Charleston Booms

In Charleston, South Carolina, building officials are hustling to keep... Read more

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From What We Gather: January 16-20, 2017

On the JLC news radar this week: U.S.-Canada lumber trade dispute;... Read more

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From What We Gather: June 25 - 30, 2017

Summer wildfires strike; fate of the Clean Water Rule; condo fire brings attention to wood-framed multi-family buildings again Read more

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From What We Gather: July 3 - 7, 2017

On JLC's radar this week: Secrets of ancient concrete; misapplied LVL blamed in deck failure; hurricane season forecasts heat up Read more

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A New Way to Meet the Energy Code

Compliance with the energy code is getting simpler, and it affords more... Read more

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New York Contractor Convicted in Worker Death "Will Not Comply" With Sentence

Harco Construction's attorney told a court his client will not obey the... Read more

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From What We Gather: April 17 - 21, 2017

On JLC's news radar this week: lumber prices on the rise; deck failures cause injuries; and more Read more

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Plantings on Leach Fields

Q: I need to replace the leaching bed for a septic system, but the only available spot is about 20 feet from a stand of bamboo. Will this be a problem?A: Bruce Zaretsky, owner of Zaretsky and... Read more

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From What We Gather: In the News, January 2-6, 2017

On JLC's news radar this week: Kentucky regulatory reform, Washington... Read more

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Spilled Sewage: Hurricane Hermine's Unsanitary Aftermath

Overwhelmed by rain, treatment plants dumped millions of gallons of... Read more

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Florida Builder Busted for Alleged Sandy Ripoffs

New Jersey prosecutors plan to extradite a Florida contractor, charging... Read more

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Surprise Strike by Matthew Floods Virginia

Matthew surprised coastal Virginia with some unforeseen flooding. Read more

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Connecticut Porch Collapse Injures Dozens

A three-story porch pancaked under the weight of partying college... Read more

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Weak Tornado Wipes Out Blighted Buildings in New Orleans

An EF-0 tornado dealt the final blow to some neglected dwellings in the... Read more

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King Tides Flood the Shoreline

High tides this fall are a warning about future sea levels, experts say. Read more

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