Building Codes

In the past week, the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) and the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) have published notices regarding a potential reduction of grade-marked Southern Pine Lumber design values for all structural end uses.

Some builders get as good performance from 2x4s as from competing systems–and for less cost–by doubling up the frame.

Four new polls in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Maine indicate state residents strongly support federal and state energy efficiency standards and policies.  

BASF announced that closed-cell spray polyurethane foam products have received hurricane-zone approval from the Miami-Dade County Building and Neighborhood Compliance (BNC) Department.

ICC President Jimmy Brotherss spoke on changes that he had seen over the years within the ICC as a member of its board and how he thought the organization would change to meet future demands.

U.S. building codes meant to deal with disasters such as earthquakes or hurricanes but not both at once underestimate risks of multiple hazards, a report says.

 

This article provides a forward-looking perspective on the “Certifiable” nature of the ABC Green Home, defined to be a virtual “Net-Zero energy” model.

A Final, Concise "Why" Statement and New Web-Based Library for Details.