The beloved architectural style known as Craftsman has undeniably British roots, yet it’s unmistakably American, from Oregon to Alabama to Illinois. Might that explain its enduring appeal?
Codes and Standards
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Building codes, local zoning ordinances, and rules governing aesthetics within the boundaries of homeowners’ associations have not always kept up with advances in sustainability.
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The document contains design information for structural lumber, glued laminated timber, structural-use panels, cross-laminated timber, poles and piles, I-joists, and structural composite lumber.
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The new San Francisco law makes it the first major US city to mandate solar panels on new construction.
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The proposed policy offers two options: the Department of Energy’s “Home Energy Score” or a similar energy-efficiency score through Columbia Water and Light.
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The goal is to increase market adoption of high-impact energy efficient technologies in the home remodeling industry.
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The updated tool can be used to determine design wind loads applicable to perimeter edge-metal flashing system design, which helps regarding compliance with ANSI/SPRI ES-1 requirements.
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Designs could include physical accommodations such as "flex spaces" so people don’t have to give up their beds to have guests.
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The rule updates requirements for personal protective equipment for workers in general industry, shipyards, longshoring, marine terminals, and construction.
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The new ordinance says that vegetation must be kept 30 feet from the street.
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The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) said the first FORTIFIED Home utilizing its high wind and hail standards will be built in Tulsa this year.