Fire Safety

Did Potting Soil Start This Deck Fire?
Deck Fire Blamed on Reflected Sunlight

A deck fire at a Vancouver, Washington home was caused by reflected sunlight from a nearby window that kindled a fire in a planter located on the deck. More

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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

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

Reducing Fire Risks

Using fire-resistant building materials such as stucco, stone, and fiber cement... More

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Fire Separation Walls

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

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Top Ten Code Violations

Pay close attention to these to avoid failing inspections More

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Lawsuit Targets Plastic Fire Sprinkler Pipes

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

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

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