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The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety in South Carolina conducted a hailstorm test to see how well various building materials weathered a volley of artificial hailstones.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers to post OSHA Form 300A, which lists a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred...
Proposed changes to the ASHRAE/IES energy standard would require automatic lighting controls in more space types and shorten the times before lighting is automatically reduced or shut off.
The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association and the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency created a database of current information on rebates and tax credits for installing...
The U.S. Department of Energy says that in a typical residential or commercial building, about 42 percent of energy is lost through doors, roofs, attics, walls, floors, and foundations.
New design values for all sizes and grades of visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber were published Feb. 11 in the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau’s Supplement No. 13 to the 2002 Standard...
WDMA I.S.6A-11 and WDMA I.S.1A-11 are now open for their second ballot for recognition as American National Standards.
The Cool Roof Rating Council says the American National Standards Institute has given final approval of its ANSI/CRRC-1-2012 Standard after a two-year public review process.
The Environmental Protection Agency says it will drop the numeric limit it set for stormwater runoff at construction sites. The move helps settle a lawsuit filed by NAHB, Utility Water Act Group,...
New Jersey will adopt the recently released Federal Emergency Management Agency advisory base flood elevation maps as part of its building standard.
The previously voluntary green building code in Hailey, Idaho, is set to become mandatory May 1, and the city council may broaden the code to include certain remodeling projects.
City of Yuma, Ariz., building safety officials have developed five new building codes, including a code that for the first time establishes energy conservation standards.
A group of civil engineers from around the West is developing additions to the building code to cover the threat of a tsunami.
California Assembly Bill 292 would make the California Code of Regulations (including the building codes) open source.
Glare and heat emanating from some metal roofs in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., have become a problem for some residents.
It is possible to model a building with sophisticated 3D-modeling tools and software to observe the overall energy behavior of the building.
The code enforcement officer of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, resigned last year after disputes with the town manager over how the local building code was applied.
Kittitas County, Wash., is proposing an expanded jurisdiction of its rural home construction and landscaping rules aimed at reducing property damage from wildfires.
U.S. Bancorp and PV-maker SunPower have started a $100 million venture that can boost green standards on about 3,000 single-family homes nationwide.
New composite materials and manufacturing processes have produced coatings with color properties that make cool roof shingles an option for many pitched roofs.