Building Codes

Deadly Weekend Leads to Calls for Better Building Codes to Withstand Tornadoes
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Deadly Weekend Leads to Calls for Better Building Codes to Withstand Tornadoes

With the recent violent weather outbreak causing more tornado deaths in one... More

Concrete Will Weather The Storm
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Concrete Will Weather The Storm

Poll shows that wood construction is falling out of favor after Superstorm Sandy... More

ESR-3010 Issued for Precast Concrete Diaphragm
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ESR-3010 Issued for Precast Concrete Diaphragm

This allows precast concrete diaphragm systems without a topping to be used in... More

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Fall ACI 318 Building Code Seminar Dates

The American Concrete Institute is offering a new series of seminars this fall to focus on ACI 318-14, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary. In addition, the seminars are now available as an online course through ACI University, and can be purchased for an individual user or for a group of five individual users at a reduced rate. More

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Strengthen Codes, Communities Will Bounce Back Faster From Disaster

May is Building Safety Month and the Portland Cement Association is urging policy makers to support resilient construction and adopt the International Residential Code and International Building Code. More

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Building Codes Report: IBHS Rates Coastal States

The building code study assesses the progress of 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast More

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Edgewater Fire Sends Clear Message: Strengthen Building Codes

PCA advocates for New Jersey to move forward to enacting stronger construction standards More

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Dropping LEED

Baltimore, one of the first U.S. cities to mandate LEED, has switched to the International Green Construction Code 2012 as an overlay to the city's building, fire, and related codes. More

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Back to Basics but in a Different Way

ACI 318-14 will help increase concrete’s use in the future More

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ACI 318-14 Gets Overhaul

ACI 318-14, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, was completely overhauled. The committee responsible for the new document reorganized the code's greater ease of use. More

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