The year 2016 was an eventful one for home building.
Codes and Standards
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The updated version includes the latest industry best practices to instruct roofing professionals and DIY enthusiasts on installation methods that help to maximize shingle life and weather protection.
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The proposal applies to construction sites of one or more acres, or less than one acre, but part of a larger development.
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Building codes, zoning ordinances, and opposition from some Chicago residents are among the obstacles.
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Residents who install PV panels influence their neighbors to do so, too.
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Costs including impact fees, building permits, utility hookups, and stormwater regulations.
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One example: Gilbane encourages safety harnesses for all working above 6 feet.
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Focus is on equity, resilience, and climate protection.
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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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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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Wood-based products that are RPP-certified are eligible to receive points toward a National Green Building Standard Certified Home.