Building Codes

Mayor Vincent C. Gray annouced that the District of Columbia will adopt the newest version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

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.

On February 27th, the TPI Board approved Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc.'s;Truss Plate Manufacturer membership application.

An Australian designer proposed using MiTek's PosiStruts product, an open web truss system that combines the strength of steel with the flexibility of timber for custom made systems, to create walls, rather than its usual application as a flooring, and or, roofing solution in building construction.

Unpublished Census Bureau data show that, on average, homes started in 2011 were bigger than those started in 2010.  Homes were also more likely to have more features and amenities. 

An apartment sprinkler system prevented a major apartment fire at a Lugoff, SC complex Wednesday night.

Newport Partners, LLC, a Maryland-based consulting firm, recently announced the initial results of a HUD-funded research project, Safer, Stronger Homes: Protecting Your Risk During a Natural Disaster, at the NAHB Codes and Standards Committee during the 2012 International Builders Show.

A number of successful home builders, designers, and architects were asked what they are designing, building, and installing in homes that are making home shoppers want a house

New white paper puts a whopping price tag on the possible energy savings of multifamily buildings.

Four companies, including ITW, are looking to create a framework around which the workflow components associated with using BIM will flow naturally.