Non-Compliance

Portland Oregon fire code violations

Code Violators Inevitably Point to Neighbors, But Officials Should Stay on Target

When caught in a fire code violation, neighbors often lash out at suspected whistleblowers with counter-accusations. Fire officials should expect ...
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Like the “Brangelina” Marriage, Ninth Ward Wonder House Comes Apart

Ultra-modern "Make It Right" home may be torn down as code violations mount. It was a noble idea, to "Make ...
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Derelict Property Owners Invited to Plead for Code Leniency

Can code amnesty bring derelict landowners to heel? Scranton, Pa., is giving the idea a shot. Here's an excerpt from ...
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Report: City Code Officials Ignored Firefighter Warnings About Fire Hazards

Despite repeated warnings from firefighters about violations at a building in Schenectady, New York, city code officials did nothing. Four ...
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NAHB and Others Aim to Weaken OSHA Oversight

In a hearing before Congress, industry heads including the NAHB ask for the right to decide how safe they want ...
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Jumping Through Code Hoops to Demolish a Vacant House

Getting rid of a deteriorating, vacant property, even after the owners are deceased, is not easy, as this news report ...
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