The Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board voted to adopt the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) for new-home construction and the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for commercial construction.
The SBCA SP lumber substitution chart was created to help buyers and suppliers ascertain the lumber design values that are direct substitutes for visual and MSR/MEL grades using all species groups for 2x4 lumber.
Harford County (MD) has completed the legislative process of updating its building and mechanical codes to the applicable 2012 International Codes (I-Codes) prior to the state-mandated enforcement date of July 1, 2012.
Albuquerque City Councilors are easing up on energy efficiency requirements for developers. They said will make Albuquerque more builder friendly, but environmentalists said the consumer will end up paying.