Codes and Standards

Codes and Standards

A compilation of building codes and standards news, trends, products and business best practices for US builders and remodelers

June 24, 2013

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is warning homeowners victimized by recent tornadoes to be wary of companies claiming to be “roof shingle recyclers.”

June 05, 2013

The LRRP rule requires renovation work in pre-1978 homes to follow rigorous work practices supervised by an EPA-certified renovator.

May 30, 2013

Gov. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) has signed into law the Kansas Roofing Contractor Registration Act, which requires residential and commercial roofing contractors to register with the state.

May 15, 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited 26 companies for violating safety standards during storm recovery work at towns along New Jersey's shore.

May 13, 2013

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association’s (SMACNA’s) new “HVAC Systems Sound and Vibration Guide” is available for a 45-day public review.

April 10, 2013

Most homeowners are not aware of improvements made to roofing standards in recent years. Methods of installing roofs have boosted the structure’s ability to withstand extreme weather.

March 28, 2013

New FEMA maps that designate existing homes in flood zones are likely to spark legal action by property owners, says a New Jersey contractor.

March 25, 2013

A bill to reform the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate.

March 21, 2013

Hurricane Standards from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety can help make roofs resilient in storms.

March 20, 2013

Of the $1.83 billion in federal recovery aid for New Jersey, half will be spent to assist homeowners and business owners whose properties were damaged during Hurricane Sandy.


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