Codes and Standards

NAHB Elects Randy Noel as First Vice Chairman and Greg Ugalde as Second Vice Chairman
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NAHB Elects Randy Noel as First Vice Chairman and Greg Ugalde as Second Vice Chairman

Noel and Ugalde will serve as Chairmen of the NAHB Board of Directors in 2018 and... More

What are the Ramifications of the 2018 Energy Code?
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What are the Ramifications of the 2018 Energy Code?

For the most part, the recently approved building energy code will uphold... More

Oregon Builders Oppose Code Changes
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Oregon Builders Oppose Code Changes

Builders say the proposed changes in Redmond, Ore. would raise construction costs. More

Traditional Building Material Helped A Chilean Island Survive a Massive Earthquake
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Traditional Building Material Helped A Chilean Island Survive a Massive Earthquake

The building materials used for homes on an island off of Chile helped them... More

The Newly Approved 2018 IECC Will Maintain Energy Efficiency Requirements
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The Newly Approved 2018 IECC Will Maintain Energy Efficiency Requirements

The newest code will maintain efficiency requirements of previous energy codes for... More

Self-Driving Ubers Ordered Off Streets Hours After Launch
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Self-Driving Ubers Ordered Off Streets Hours After Launch

Uber's fleet of self-driving cars has been ordered off the streets of San... More

How Buried Ducts Can Be More Cost- and Energy-Efficient In Vented Attic Designs
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How Buried Ducts Can Be More Cost- and Energy-Efficient In Vented Attic Designs

The new 2018 IECC has laid out a new path for using buried ducts with fibrous... More

Some Seattle-Area Home Building Halted by Court Over Water Rights
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Some Seattle-Area Home Building Halted by Court Over Water Rights

Angry and frustrated property owners are finding they cannot depend on groundwater... More

Code Changes Bring Airtightness Challenges
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Code Changes Bring Airtightness Challenges

Try this "red line exercise" to see how tight--or leaky--your homes are. More

AFCI Mandates Not Needed for New Homes
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AFCI Mandates Not Needed for New Homes

Updated product safety codes have eliminated the need for branch circuit wiring... More

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