Violations and Fines

Shoddy Installation Lands Two HVAC Contractors in Legal Hot Water

A father and son duo in Lyme, Connecticut are accused of screwing up a boiler installation without proper licenses or ...
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Perilous Pastime: Barbecue Grills on Balconies and Decks

On most residential buildings, neither gas nor charcoal grills can be used underneath other floors. According to the NFPA, "In ...
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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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