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Timber Tower Proposals Advance through Code Hearings

Filed in Codes and Standards, Multifamily by on April 20, 2018 1 Comment

As members of the International Code Council (ICC) continue their debates on more than 1,300 proposals to amend sections of building, fire, mechanical and plumbing codes, one set of proposals to allow taller wood-framed buildings sailed through the ICC Committee Action Hearings this week in Columbus, Ohio.

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NAHB Weighs in on Building Code Proposals

Filed in Codes and Standards, Multifamily by on April 6, 2018 2 Comments
NAHB Weighs in on Building Code Proposals

The International Code Council is preparing for 10 days of hearings on the first batch of proposals to amend the 2021 versions of the building and energy codes. The good news: NAHB Construction, Codes committee members and staff are already on the job, preparing the building industry’s arguments to support safe, sensible code changes.

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Timber Towers Face Key Vote

Filed in Design, Multifamily by on March 29, 2018 0 Comments
Timber Towers Face Key Vote

Proposals for an innovative method of wood construction that could allow 18-story wood residential buildings face their first key vote for incorporation in the 2021 edition of the International Code Council’s International Building Code.

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Progress Continues on RESNET Water Rating Index

Progress Continues on RESNET Water Rating Index

The Residential Energy Services Network, or RESNET, is moving forward with development of a national consensus standard for its water efficiency rating index and is seeking volunteers to try it out.

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POGs Make Plans in Washington

Filed in Codes and Standards by on March 16, 2018 0 Comments
POGs Make Plans in Washington

Volunteers from the NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards Committee and others interested in the code adoption process will be very busy in the upcoming week. The group will be reviewing more than 1,300 proposed changes to the International Code Council’s family of building and energy codes.

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2018 ICC Code Adoption Kits Now Available

Filed in Codes and Standards, Multifamily by on November 9, 2017 0 Comments
2018 ICC Code Adoption Kits Now Available

As states and jurisdictions prepare to upgrade to the latest building and energy codes released by the International Code Council, NAHB has already prepared resources so HBAs can suggest cost-effective changes to improve the just-released 2018 editions.

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2018 IRC Hikes Costs in Seismic and Coastal Areas

Filed in Codes and Standards by on November 3, 2017 0 Comments
2018 IRC Hikes Costs in Seismic and Coastal Areas

For the first time in at least four editions, many builders working in jurisdictions that choose to adopt the 2018 International Residential Code may see significant cost savings — if they are not building homes in areas at risk of significant earthquakes or along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

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Say ‘No’ to IAPMO Duct Proposal, NAHB Says

Filed in Codes and Standards, Design, Technology by on October 26, 2017 3 Comments
Say ‘No’ to IAPMO Duct Proposal, NAHB Says

An upcoming vote could change the Uniform Mechanical Code and add at least $5,000 to the cost of a new home in California and the five other states that would adopt it.

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NAHB Remembers Code Official Gilbert Gonzales Jr.

Filed in Codes and Standards, Committees and Councils by on August 16, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Remembers Code Official Gilbert Gonzales Jr.

Funeral services will be held Aug. 19 for Gilbert Gonzales Jr., a member of the International Code Council Board of Directors and a home builder’s advocate on building and energy codes.

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Can I Bury My Ducts in the Attic Insulation?

Filed in Codes and Standards by on August 10, 2017 1 Comment
Can I Bury My Ducts in the Attic Insulation?

Craig Drumheller wanted to know why the ductwork for his home air conditioning system ran through the highest and hottest portion of his attic, making the system work extra hard to keep the conditioned air cool. Why was the practice of burying the ductwork in the attic insulation prohibited in his jurisdiction?

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