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Comply with the 2018 Building Codes

Comply with the 2018 Building Codes

States and jurisdictions across the country are making plans to adopt the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) next year – and this free NAHB webinar replay can help you prepare for the changes. The webinar highlights the differences between the upcoming code and the 2015 version, including significant updates to energy-efficiency requirements. Among the more […]

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If You Drill It, Fill It

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on March 20, 2017 0 Comments
If You Drill It, Fill It

The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code includes more stringent requirements regarding how tight a house needs to be. The Insulation Institute explains what these new air leakage standards mean and offers steps to help comply in this blog post.

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More Voters Leads to Better Codes

More Voters Leads to Better Codes

Fire sprinkler mandates will stay in the International Residential Code, but builders and developers will see other construction cost savings after more than 162,000 votes were cast for 577 proposals on the ballot for the International Code Council’s 2016 Online Governmental Consensus Vote. After weeks of phone calls and personal visits, NAHB members were successful in pushing the results to reflect the point of view of the code official, rather than that of the product manufacturer.

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Tech Notes Help You ‘Build Tight and Ventilate Right’

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Home Building by on December 7, 2016 1 Comment
Tech Notes Help You ‘Build Tight and Ventilate Right’

Recent editions of the energy code have introduced higher levels of insulation, increased building air-tightness and mechanical ventilation requirements. It’s enough to keep a builder up at night figuring out howRecent editions of the energy code have introduced higher levels of insulation, increased building air-tightness and mechanical ventilation requirements. It’s enough to keep a builder up at night figuring out how to comply with these ever-increasing requirements for tight, energy-efficient homes.

NAHB is here to help. . NAHB is here to help.

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Codes Voting Tool Saves Time and Money… It Just Needs Voters

Codes Voting Tool Saves Time and Money… It Just Needs Voters

NAHB is working to help ensure that voting on the next edition of building codes is more representative of the people who work with them.

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Protecting an American Tradition

Protecting an American Tradition

Since the early 1600s, log homes have provided shelter and hearth for American families. Today, that long-standing source of American pride is in danger of being legislated out of existence in cities across the country.

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