Codes and Standards

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Four Ways California's New Energy Code Will Affect Contractors Nationwide

Even though the code is state specific, the Golden State’s massive market means it... More

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Code Requires Working Platform for Roof-Mounted Equipment

The requirement affects equipment that will require servicing and is mounted on a... More

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Ten Years On, Virginia Tech's School of Construction Stays Ahead of the Curb

Co-founding donors A. Ross Myers and John R. Lawson II reflect on 10 successful... More

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Fed Raises Rates for First Time in 2016, Anticipates 3 Increases in 2017

The Federal Reserve said it would raise its benchmark short-term interest rate for... More

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OSHA Updates Fall Protection and Walking-Working Surface Standards

The new final rule has implications for roofers and is intended to curtail fall... More

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7 Ways a Trump Presidency Could Impact Contractors

His plans for trade, immigration and regulation reduction could cut both ways. More

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Shingle Tests Raise Some Concerns

Only two of 17 products tested complied with tear-resistance requirements of the... More

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Silica Rule Generates Social Media Buzz

Here's a social media roundup of what experts are saying about the new proposed silica rule More

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Roofs: Let Them Vent

Code requirements, the fine print in manufacturer warranties and common sense all dictate that a roof be ventilated More

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