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In addition to saving lives and reducing property loss, statewide building codes based on recognized standards can protect the environment from waste caused by rebuilding after a disaster.
The PCA/IHBS ordinance provides mandatory requirements for increased resistance to natural disasters with the goal of reducing the number of destroyed buildings, protecting property, and saving human life.
An Acton, CA property owner is in court this week to defend his 20,000 square foot home improvement project.
Triggered by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake, the tsunami in Japan that struck a 1,300 mile stretch of the country’s eastern coast on Friday (2:46pm local time) has presented a second potential disaster at the Fukushima…
Richard P. Weiland of ICC stresses the importance of enforceable building codes in light of the one year anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake.
This article is provided by Robert E. McLean, CAE, executive director of the Photoluminescent Safety Association (PSA).
the state’s Action Plan for Buildings provides a roadmap to transform five billion square feet of commercial space to “net zero” energy users by 2030.
As of June 2010, the building codes of 14 states and four territories do not meet the requirements in 90.1-2007. A total of $5 million from the DOE is available to be awarded for up to 20 states.
Staircases are just staircases, right? Well, not always. Sometimes, a clever designer taps the talents of a diligent engineer, and the results can be pretty impressive.
Drafters of IGCC are nearing completion of the first ever integrated green code for traditional and high performance commercial buildings, set for a public release in March.