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10 Tips for Communicating With Framers and Subs

It’s happened to nearly every architect and builder: products are specified, plans are made, and months later directives are overlooked or overruled by the contractor on the jobsite...

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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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