Building Codes

Many companies may be surprised to learn that the contracts they’ve signed, particularly for third-party quality assurance (QA) services, contain waiver of liability clauses for the service provider.

According to a recent NAHB article, open floor plans are popular among home buyers, and the design of new single-family homes tends to be, if anything, even more open.

A recent article by John McManus, editor of Builder Magazine, outlines the recent debate over off-site home construction, including both component and modular framing. 

The newest building energy code was recently approved by code officials—and by and large, they voted to uphold the great efficiency gains made in past code cycles.

The top ten most read headlines Energy Efficiency & Building Science News headlines in 2016 focused primarily on new products being brought to market and innovations in the building envelope.

Dominated by codes and framing techniques, below the top ten most read SBC Industry News headlines in 2016. 

BASF recently published an in-depth analysis of its high performance HP+ Wall System.

Check out the window installation guides created by the Applied Building Technology Group (ABTG) for the Foam Sheathing Committee.

In October, the city council of Santa Monica, California, approved a sweeping ordinance requiring all newly built single-family homes, as well as duplexes and low-rise multifamily buildings, to have zero net energy (ZNE) consumption.

Common sense and laboratory testing say installing window bucks with exterior continuous insulation, such as foam plastic insulating sheathing (FPIS), is unnecessary./There are much better alternatives.