Brendan Rimetz

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Uproot or rebuild? The Tornado Alley dilemma Uproot or rebuild? The Tornado Alley dilemma

Last week's tornado in Oklahoma could provide a turning point for home building in tornado-prone areas. Could safe rooms and safety shelters become more common? Read more

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Superstorm Sandy's long tail of after-effects Superstorm Sandy's long tail of after-effects

The six month period since Hurricane Sandy has provided mixed results from insurers and urban planners, but it's also provided opportunity for builders to talk about building better for the future. Read more

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Investigation Finds Fault with EPA’s Lead Paint Cost-Benefit Analysis

A new report by the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests that the agency reexamine the costs and benefits of its lead paint rule following an investigation that found limitations in the data used. Read more

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Trade Groups Lose Lead Paint Rule Opt-Out Challenge

A federal court denied a petition filed by construction industry trade groups to review the Environmental Protection’s Agency’s (EPA) amendment to its Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule that would eliminate an “opt-out” provision. Read more

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ALSC Approves Design Value Changes for Southern Pine 2x4s

Changes to other grades and sizes are pending further testing. Read more

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