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  1. Code Council Honors Elected Officials

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    Mon, 23 Apr 2012

    building safety as a benefit for all Idahoans. They also noted his leadership and recognized him as their champion. Building standards protect the very financial viability of a community, the nomination stated. Mayor Kaysen's nomination outlined

  2. 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

  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. Final Action Hearings for 2012 I-Codes Slated for October at International Code Council Annual Conference

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    Tue, 27 Jul 2010

    mechanical and plumbing provisions; residential energy plan review; an introduction to ICC-700, the 2008 National Green Building Standard ; the role of code officials as first preventers; hurricane and tornado safe rooms and shelters; accessibility and usability

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Green Construction Code Hearings Slated for August

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    Mon, 10 May 2010

    compliance option within the IGCC. The IGCC addresses residential construction by referencing the ICC 700-2008 National Green Building Standard developed by the National Association of Home Builders and the Code Council. The Westin O'Hare and Starwood Hotels

  9. Rhode Island Recognized by International Code Council as First State to Adopt Green Construction Code

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    Tue, 19 Oct 2010

    conditioned space. All qualifying public projects must be designed and constructed to “an equivalent high performance green building standard .” “The emergence of green building codes and standards is an important next step to provide states and communities with

  10. 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