Tag Archives: building code

Storms Bring Talk of More Resilient Building Codes

April 4, 2018

From TMS Sustainability e-News March 30, 2018 Three nor'easters over the past several weeks have enhanced calls for more resilient building codes in Massachusetts, and builders are worried about the added costs. More stormwater regulations and landscaping requirements also have been suggested. Read more here.
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After N.C. Apartment Fire, Why Use Wood?

April 5, 2017

From NCMA's eNews March 23, 2017 As flames chewed through hundreds of thousands of board feet of exposed lumber and plywood in a spectacular fire at an under-construction apartment building in downtown Raleigh last week, a question swirled like smoke. Why build an apartment out of wood?. Read more.
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ASCE isssues first-ever tsunami-safe building standards

October 18, 2016

From NCMA's eNews October 13, 2016 The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has included a chapter on tsunami hazards in this year’s edition of ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. This is the first time ever in the United States that the risks posed by tsunamis have been considered in…
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Masonry Building Code Updated

October 10, 2011

The recently released 2011 TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5 (commonly referred to as the MSJC) has been adopted by the new 2012 edition of the International Building Code and International Residential Code. It represents a major update from the 2008 edition both in technical requirements and in layout.  2011 updates are consistent with the requirements in…
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