Building Codes

On August 24, 2017, Steve Rewey, a building inspector from the City of Madison discussed common installation issues with two dozen Wisconsin framers.

Fire-safety officials say while wood-frame buildings generally are safe once they are completed, they are particularly vulnerable to blazes.

Keeping track of all the different codes can be a difficult task, especially when one is relying on printed code books that quickly become outdated.

On July 14, 2017, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs announced the replacement of the Ontario Building Code, effective January 1, 2019.

In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott recently vetoed a bill that would have pushed the compliance date to retrofit some 5,600 older, taller condominiums with fire sprinklers or other enhanced safety systems back three years from 2019 to 2022.

The goal of the 2018-IgCC is to provide fundamental criteria for energy efficiency, resource conservation, water safety, land use, site development, indoor environmental quality and building performance that can be adopted broadly.

“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.