Fire Safety

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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 More

'Reach Fire' Claims Lumberyard in Central Washington
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'Reach Fire' Claims Lumberyard in Central Washington

Fire in Chelan, WA, destroyed 75 residences as well as a local lumber yard. More

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Does the Avalon Fire Merit a Crackdown on Wood-Framed Multifamily Construction?

JLC examines the issue More

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EPA to Propose Tougher Rules for Woodstoves

EPA to propose tougher air pollution standards for home heating woodstoves. More

How To Win Government Business
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How To Win Government Business

It takes patience and a willingness to deal with red tape, but in time the... 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... More

Property Insurance
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Property Insurance

Property insurance rates for dealers are rising again as LBM insurers' continue... More

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Feds Update Guidance on Fixing Homes With Tainted Drywall

The federal government's Consumer Product Safety Commission and Department of Housing and Urban Development released updated guidance for fixing homes with tainted drywall that damaged new homes' electrical equipment, corroded pipes, created foul smells, and led to residents' health problems. 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.... More

Ohlmann Honored as Nebraska Lumber Dealer of the Year
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Ohlmann Honored as Nebraska Lumber Dealer of the Year

The Nebraska Lumber Dealers Association gave Craig Ohlmann of Ohlmann Building... More

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