Above: Squash blocks installed to support load from above. Right: Load from above without squash blocks or blocking panels caused this web to buckle.
Codes and Standards
Industry coalition study contends that OSHA underestimated the cost of proposed silica rule
A code amendment takes away hurdles for landowners
Industry groups feared the proposed bill will create more red tape for developers
Although the number of flips declined last year, the average gross profit for these projects is up.
APA-The Engineered Wood Association’s new online Wall Line Bracing Calculator eases wall bracing by streamlining the process.
According to the Department of Energy, the standards will save approximately 3.3 quads of energy and $63 billion in energy costs for products shipped between 2015 and 2044.
Home Innovation Research Labs has convened the process to update the 2015 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS).
Outdoor fireplaces hidden inside the house violated local building codes.
Rising demand for rooftop solar energy systems across the country has prompted adverse reactions from utility companies.
Healthy building materials and environmentally friendly construction outcomes are especially relevant to homebuilders.