Codes and Standards

Solar installations seem to be contagious

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May 12, 2016

Residents who install PV panels influence their neighbors to do so, too.


Nearly one-quarter of home price can be traced back to regulatory costs

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May 11, 2016

Costs including impact fees, building permits, utility hookups, and stormwater regulations.

Safety Stand-Down yields proposals to boost construction safety

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May 10, 2016

One example: Gilbane encourages safety harnesses for all working above 6 feet.

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May 09, 2016

Focus is on equity, resilience, and climate protection.

Hurricane Sandy contractor fraud called the ‘disaster after the disaster’

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May 06, 2016

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato has already secured 49 indictments involving Sandy-related fraud, and there are another 50 active investigations. 

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May 05, 2016

The commissioner says Tornado Alley has not updated building codes in line with new technology and building practices known to make structures more resilient to high winds. 

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May 04, 2016

Wood-based products that are RPP-certified are eligible to receive points toward a National Green Building Standard Certified Home.

Floods in Connecticut. Photo: smackfu/Creative Commons.

May 03, 2016

The governor’s office said in a statement that the action is being taken due to the expectation of more frequent and severe weather events as a result of global warming.

OSHA issues advisory to protect workers from Zika virus

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May 02, 2016

Employers should consider providing workers with hats outfitted with mosquito netting to protect the face and neck.

Prototype ‘house of the future’ to have numerous innovative elements

The living room of Arthur Casas’ “House of Tomorrow.” Rendering courtesy AIA.

April 29, 2016

The house will consist of prefabricated modules for rooms and living spaces. 


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