Building Codes

“By going with metal trusses,” Wilcoxen says, “we were able to avoid the sprinklers and that saved [DATCU] around $40,000.”

Center Point Fire District  Captain Brandon Self today published a press release expressing his pleasure with Gov. Kay Ivey’s decision to sign into law House Bill 66, which allows plumbers, who have been certified, to install residential sprinkler systems.

I’m building a SIPs house, and plans call for a porch in front and a deck in back. What’s the best way to attach a porch or deck to a SIPs house?

At least 58 people are dead, or presumed dead, after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London 24-storey tower block called Grenfell Tower.

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has taken a major step toward achieving Canada's climate change commitments by launching the country's first Zero Carbon Building Standard.

A recent article in the Journal of Light Construction written by a HERS rater and Passive House consultant introduced a challenge he has encountered in the market.

A partnership of stakeholders is working toward unification of ASHRAE's Standard 189.1 for High Performance Green Buildings with ICC's International Green Construction Code into one single model code.

Continuous insulation is a high-performance building solution that can deliver multiple benefits to almost any residential or commercial project.

LP is  promoting its economical, easy-to-install alternative to shaft walls: the UL-listed U350 interior load-bearing wall assembly featuring LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing.

Soft-story structures, popular on the West Coast, are typically multi-story residential buildings built above a ground-level garage, tuck-under parking garage or a storefront.