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IECC Requirements for Continuous Air Barriers

A weather-resistive barrier, combined with properly installed flashing and tapes, results in efficient air barrier assembly. Quite simply, an air ...
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Fire Code Rules Trumped for Bike Lanes

Baltimore repeals fire code rules to make room for bike lanes. As reported by Lloyd Alter in Treehugger, in early ...
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Can You Balance Fire Codes With Security Protocols?

Here's a quick summary of NFPA's recent Building Safety and Security Workshop. Last month, NFPA hosted the Building Safety and Security ...
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IAPMO Seeks We•Stand Task Group Members

IAPMO seeks applicants to serve as technical experts on Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE•Stand) task groups. The WE•Stand Technical ...
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New NFPA and ICC Document for Solar Energy Code Provisions and Standards

The updated publication compiles solar energy provisions from the 2018 International Codes, 2017 National Electrical Code and related ICC standards ...
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Associations Evolve: Spotlight on IAPMO

Associations are the backbone of the building code industry. Here we feature IAPMO, a major player in the plumbing and ...
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