Residential Construction

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Controversy Over Home Ventilation Rules

SHRAE Standard 62.2 is the nation’s residential ventilation standard, and that’s the end of the story. Or is it? More

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Fire Sprinkler Debate: Still Smoldering

Firefighters and home builders are still at odds over the issue of proposed code... More

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Building Safer Decks

Decks have seen little attention from building codes over the years, despite the... More

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JLC Report: Outsourcing Paperwork With a PEO

Outsourcing paperwork with a PEO; high-school building program faces closure; defective-drywall guide raises eyebrows; more More

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Wisconsin Attorney General Eases Building Permit Restrictions

Localities can't impose standards more stringent than the state's. More

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Builder Liability for Defective Drywall Limited in LA

State waranty law sets one-year limit. More

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JLC Report: Massachusetts Stretches for Higher Home-Energy Scores

Massachusetts stretches for higher homeenergy scores; lack of energy-efficiency training impedes job growth; Energy Star tightens requirements for product certification; more More

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Letters

Missing lintel; residential sprinklers; solar on site; epoxy warning; scraper... More

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Model Home for Sale

Every year since 2001, home builder Cape Associates of North Eastham, Mass., has... More

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In the News

Pneumatic nailers under fire; assessing the risks of broken compact fluorescents; big builders rank low on sustainability; DeWalt recalls popular table saw; more More

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