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  1. NSF Testing for Earthquakes

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    Thu, 12 Apr 2012

    s commitment also extends to supporting the industry with critical information relevant to design codes and building standards . The testing will take place atop the outdoor shake table at the Englekirk Structural Engineering Center at the

  2. Fire Service Industry News: Code Officials Keep You Safe Where You Live, Work and Play

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    Mon, 13 May 2013

    makes sites, facilities and buildings accessible and usable by people with physical disabilities. The National Green Building Standard provides practices for new homes that at the highest level can result in energy savings of 60 percent or higher. Learn

  3. Fire service leaders help to stop anti-fire safety legislation

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    Tue, 14 Apr 2009

    authority from the Ohio Board of Building Standards – the board that has long formulated ..... the ability of the Ohio Board of Building Standards to adopt requirements for home fire ..... preserving the ability of the Board of Building Standards and local communities to make decisions

  4. Shaping the California Wildfire Battlefield

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    Sat, 1 May 2010

    WUI fuels into two types, structural and vegetative. Building standards address the home-as-fuel-type issue by improving ..... development and adoption of the Wildland Urban Interface Building Standards . She fought wildfires across California for 30 years

  5. NIST: Fires caused collapse of WTC building 7

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    Thu, 21 Aug 2008

    Nevertheless," Sunder said, "we recommend that building standards and codes be strengthened beyond their current intent ..... address several areas, including specific improvements to building standards , codes and practices; changes to, or the establishment

  6. Week in Review: May 29, 2009

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    Mon, 8 Feb 2010

    all free and now the news. It's the city of Oakland California has approved an ordinance requiring tighter building standards in areas which are susceptible to urban interface fires. California currently has state law that requires cities

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    It's the city of Oakland California has approved an ordinance requiring tighter building standards in areas which are susceptible to urban interface fires. California currently has -- state law that requires cities that are subject to
  7. Newly designed attic vent prevents wildfire embers from entering home

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    Wed, 12 Dec 2007

    California's State Fire Marshal and Blue Ribbon Committee agree and are addressing this with new California Fire Building Standards and Fire Hazard Severity Zone Mapping effective January 1, 2008. They require all exterior vents to be designed

  8. California Approves Requirement for Fire Sprinklers in All New Homes Beginning in 2011

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    Wed, 13 Jan 2010

    state starting January 1, 2011, to be equipped with life-saving fire sprinkler systems. The California State Building Standards Commission voted yesterday unanimously by a margin of 10-0 in favor of adopting the 2010 California Residential

  9. Company / Association News

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    Mon, 1 Dec 2003

    state agencies to make state-specific amendments to the NFPA's model building and fire codes. The California Building Standards Commission has selected NFPA 5000™, Building Construction and Safety Code™, and NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code

  10. Department Of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge Approves National Incident Management System (NIMS)

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    Thu, 4 Mar 2004

    publication management. Preparedness also incorporates mitigation activities such as public education, enforcement of building standards and codes, and preventive measures to deter or lessen the loss of life or property. Communications and Information