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CodeWatcher LP siding North Carolina

Lobbyist Wins Appeal Over N.C.’s Building Code Interpreter

Despite concerns over ‘high-wind areas,’ construction lobbyist wins appeal over house inspections. According to Benjamin Schachtman in his November 30 ...
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CodeWatcher Anchorage earthquake building codes

Strong Building Codes Mitigate Alaskan Earthquake

Depth of Alaska earthquake — and strong building codes — likely prevented more damage, saved lives. A 7.0 earthquake eight ...
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CodeWatcher 2018 IgCC

The New 2018 IgCC Aims for Safe, Sustainable, Affordable

New building codes helps municipalities save money, protect resources and increase the resilience, safety and standards of living for communities ...
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CodeWatcher Springfield Missouri codes

Springfield, Mo., on the Building Code Slow Track?

The City Council of Springfield is supposed to be reviewing the 2018 International Codes Suite, including the energy provisions for ...
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California wildfire

Are Building Decisions the Cause of California’s Wildfires?

California’s deadly wildfires have a straightforward solution, experts say: Stop building homes in places that are likely to burn -- ...
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CodeWatcher Tiny House Tactical Guide

Navigating Building Codes With Tiny Houses

Tiny houses are cool, but right now, they’re caught in building code limbo. I recently attended the Tiny House Jamboree ...
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