Safety & Healthfulness

Mansion Fire Brings Home the Importance of Sprinklers
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Mansion Fire Brings Home the Importance of Sprinklers

The 16,000-square-foot Annapolis, Md., home had no fire suppression system. Read more

Guardrail Down: 432 Park Ave., NYC Condo Tower Stops Work
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Guardrail Down: 432 Park Ave., NYC Condo Tower Stops Work

Bloomberg/ BusinessWeek staffer Oshrat Carmiel reports that work was halted on a... Read more

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Asthma Risks May Be Boosted by Energy-Efficient HomesAsthma Risks May Be Boosted by Energy-Efficient Homes

A study from U.K.-based researchers suggests that the British government's drive toward more energy-efficient homes may have adverse effects for occupants with asthma. Read more

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Mass Retirement of Code Officials Looming Mass Retirement of Code Officials Looming

A new survey from the International Code Council (ICC) shows the labor shortage isn’t just affecting the trades. Read more

"Slosh" Maps Show Worst-Case Hurricane Surge Risk
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"Slosh" Maps Show Worst-Case Hurricane Surge Risk

Journal of Light Construction columnist Ted Cushman explores the question, could a... Read more

Hunted Houses Are Sometimes Haunted
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Hunted Houses Are Sometimes Haunted

MarketWatch real estate correspondent Amy Hoak reports that it doesn’t have to be... Read more

A Ghost House: That Would be Trulia Scary
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A Ghost House: That Would be Trulia Scary

Would living next to a graveyard give you chills? Would you rather move in with a... Read more

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Fire-Blocking for Kitchen Cabinets

Typical house framing is considered "combustible construction," but codes still require details that limit the spread of smoke and fire through wood-framed assemblies. Read more

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EPA Announces $11 Million for Brownfields Cleanup EPA Announces $11 Million for Brownfields Cleanup

Revolving loan funds will help the 31 grantees carry out redevelopment projects, including residential developments. Read more

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Does OSHA Hate Your Safety Program?

According to the National Law Review, some safety incentive plans could be discriminatory or unlawful under OSHA reporting requirements. Read more

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