Tag Archives: building code

After Hurricane Michael, is it time to rewrite Florida’s building code?

November 9, 2018

NCMA eNews November 8, 2018 The devastation wrought by Hurricane Michael may have exposed a weak spot in Florida’s lauded statewide building code, among the strongest anywhere when it comes to windstorms: Across much of the Panhandle, the rules may not be tough enough.That’s because the code’s requirements for wind resistance vary widely by location.…
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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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