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ICC Tentatively Disapproves Controversial Proposal Barring Use of Fire-Retardant Wood in Certain Structures

NAHB, American Wood Council among groups that cried out against the idea Read more

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Builders Aim to Enlist Local Code Officials to Influence ICC Changes

Online voting will give voice to this silent majority Read more

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Are Building Codes Revised Too Often?

Pennsylvania is the latest state to take up this debate, but the question is national in scope. Read more

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CLTs Approved For 2015 Int'l Building Code

The American Wood Council Monday announced that cross-laminated timbers (CLTs) were approved by the International Code Council for inclusion in the heavy timber construction classification of the 2015 International Building Code. Read more

New Building Materials That Help Fight Fire
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New Building Materials That Help Fight Fire

Several new building codes have led to the unveiling of new fire-retardant... Read more

Build It Right: Bracing Walls for Wind
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Build It Right: Bracing Walls for Wind

The 2009 IRC rules on wall bracing for wind are four times lengthier than 2006's.... Read more

A Load of Trouble?
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A Load of Trouble?

While new provisions in the 2009 International Residential Code should lead to... Read more

Build It Right: Insulating Crawl Spaces
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Build It Right: Insulating Crawl Spaces

Most crawl spaces have foundation vents to prevent buildup of excess moisture. But... Read more

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If Walls Could Talk

The following article is excerpted from a special report by Remodeling magazine, a sister publication to ProSales. Read more

Systems Approach
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Systems Approach

The trusses and wall panels you make, buy, sell, and perhaps install today likely... Read more

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