Building Codes

Today one of the goals all legal counsel have when providing advice to businesses is for your business to shift all risk to others if possible. Hence, it is very important for someone in your organization to read the fine print in all your contracts, or you may be accepting risk and adding to your scope of work without being paid for it.

A general understanding of building codes helps all parties involved in design and construction understand the specific requirements involved in compliance, preventing errors, delays, cost overruns and most importantly, ensure public safety.

Heartland Truss of Plattsburg, Missouri, has been providing truss education to local building officials, builders, and framers for years, thanks in large part to the work of SBCA Missouri chapter president and Heartland truss salesman Jasper Diederiks.

As a designer, you may prefer to create a flat "seat cut" at a bottom chord peak joint.

Sunconomy, a U.S. construction company, has received permits to build its first 3D printed geopolymer additively manufactured house in Lago Vista, Texas.

Gov. Jay Inslee was joined today by Democratic legislators and climate action supporters to unveil a plan that would launch a dramatic reduction of Washington state’s greenhouse gas emissions over the next 15 years.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources recently released its Massachusetts Comprehensive Energy Plan Commonwealth and Regional Demand Analysis.

The Illinois Register, published on December 7, 2018, gives notice of amendment to existing rules which will update the state's energy code from 2015 IECC to 2018 IECC.

The Oregon Building Codes Division has adopted an alternative energy code for energy efficiency. Their Zero Code Efficiency Standard is based on the Architecture 2030 ZERO Code and ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016 (Standard 90.1-2016). 

The 2018 International Green Construction Code (2018-IgCC) has been released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), International Code Council, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).