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Maine Landlord Draws Jail Term in Fatal Fire
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Maine Landlord Draws Jail Term in Fatal Fire

After finding a Portland, Maine, landlord not guilty of manslaughter, a state... More

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Two-Hour Fire Separation Wall
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Two-Hour Fire Separation Wall

The latest from an ambitious multi-family infill project in Portland, Maine More

Fire Destroys Newport, Rhode Island, Mansion During Renovations
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Fire Destroys Newport, Rhode Island, Mansion During Renovations

The inferno ripped through the structure in minutes, eyewitnesses said More

Fire Separation Walls
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Fire Separation Walls

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

Top Ten Code Violations
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Top Ten Code Violations

Pay close attention to these to avoid failing inspections More

Lawsuit Targets Plastic Fire Sprinkler Pipes
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Lawsuit Targets Plastic Fire Sprinkler Pipes

Two Miami high-rise condo associations have filed what attorneys say has the... More

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Next Massachusetts Building Code Will Relax Some Wind Provisions

Coming in 2016, a code that eases off on window opening protection and the use of outside wind-design references. More

Raging Fires Draw Attention to California's Vulnerable Housing
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Raging Fires Draw Attention to California's Vulnerable Housing

Homes are destroyed and lives are lost as drought leaves the state tinder-dry. More

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