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Meeting Fire Protection Requirements—Without Breaking the Bank

Designing to meet code requirements is not always an easy process- but building codes, and particularly those addressing fire, are designed to protect the lives...

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Sound Control and Urban Infill

Any builder or architect who works on residential projects in major urban areas knows that there is strategy of building in high-density neighborhoods...

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5 Fire Code Terms to Know

Navigating the International Building Code and the International Residential Code—and the fire protection requirements within each—can be somewhat challenging, to say the least...

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Fire Code Milestones

When it comes to fire codes, most architects and engineers are familiar with the here and now—the requirements that designs must meet to pass building inspectio...

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The Power of the Passive Home

Passive homes have been gaining traction since the 1990s, but they have recently been a much talked-about topic in the building industry...

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More with Less: Code-Compliant OSB Sheathing with Structural Performance Characteristics

Meeting fire codes in zero-lot-line applications, Type III buildings, load-bearing party walls, and roof deck firewalls require fire- resistance ratings, includ...

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Preparing for Zero Net Energy: Why ZNE should be on every builder’s radar

You’ve most likely heard the building term “Zero Net Energy,” also commonly referred to as Net Zero Energy (NZE) or Net Zero Building (NZB)...

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