Non-Compliance

Deadly Gas Leak Traced to Improper Venting of On-Demand Hot Water Heater

A high-profile carbon monoxide leak in Calgary, Canada, points out the importance of well-designed vent systems for on-demand units. The ...
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Phoenix Penalizes Fire Department for Failure to Enforce Code in Library Flood

The high profile event resulted in multiple demotions and firings of city employees for failure to perform their “pre-eminent” duty ...
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Self-Service Database Links City Codes to Permits, for Better or Worse

Public-facing online access leaves little room for arbitrary code enforcement. The field of “community development software” has become far more ...
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Maine Landlord Slapped with $500,000 Fine for Ignoring Fire Code and Other Violations

The violations extend back several years, and include obstructed fire exits, lack of smoke alarms, leaky plumbing and bedbugs. It ...
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Paint settlements suggest caution with broad-brush VOC, safety claims

If marketing claims are any indication, “green” paint is popular with consumers, but not just in the sense of emerald, ...
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House Wrap Maker Still Facing FTC Scrutiny Over R-Value Claims

An ongoing FTC case is a reminder to businesses — If you make product claims based on scientific testing, you ...
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