Building Codes

The following are summaries of legislation affecting state-wide building codes in Florida and Idaho.

A recent article by Tim Healy in the Journal of Light Construction provides an installation detail on step flashing adapted from Chapter 4 of The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems—2013.  

The Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) has published an update to “A Guide to Fire and Acoustic Data for Cold-Formed Steel Floor, Wall and Roof Assemblies.”

More than 30 percent energy savings can be achieved using the 2016 version of Standard 90.1, according to recent analysis.

Home efficiency advocates and homebuilders are squaring off in Virginia over what many stakeholders say is an overdue update to energy codes for new home construction.

Big changes in energy code requirements, here’s what they mean for cold-formed steel (CFS) assembly design and field integrations.

When constructing a new home, it’s important to take the whole-house approach when considering your insulation needs. 

Optimization experts can now model any home from the blueprints and find the perfect mix of building options that provide their customer with the maximum savings from the first day.

At professional events, George Williams is used to being surrounded by people many decades his senior. The Salt Lake City-area building inspector is 34, which makes him a young gun in an aging workforce.

To help builders and installers understand these challenges better, ABTG’s Jay Crandell presented, “Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink: Practical Building Science to Keep Walls Dry,” at the IBS Show.