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California Toughens Rules for Contractor Oversight
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California Toughens Rules for Contractor Oversight

State lawmakers authored the legislation after a fatal balcony collapse in... Read more

Code Update: Looking Ahead to the 2018 IRC
11 People Hurt When Lakeside Deck Collapses
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11 People Hurt When Lakeside Deck Collapses

More than three dozen people gathered for a reunion plunge 10 feet when the deck... Read more

Deck Collapse Injures One
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Deck Collapse Injures One

A half-dozen people were on a deck in Westminster, Mass., late last month when the... Read more

Montana Deck Collapse Injures 11
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Montana Deck Collapse Injures 11

Eleven people were hurt when a Montana deck collapsed. Read more

Coastal Community Addresses Safety Concerns
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Coastal Community Addresses Safety Concerns

Two well-publicized deck collapses in a North Carolina coastal vacation community... Read more

Most Builders Still Don't Use Drones
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Most Builders Still Don't Use Drones

Relatively few single-family homebuilders report using photographic drones to... Read more

Deck Collapse Injures Eight
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Deck Collapse Injures Eight

Twenty guests at a July 4th celebration on Massachusetts' Martha's Vineyard were... Read more

Over-the-Top Decks
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Over-the-Top Decks

Interest in decks among luxury homebuyers is growing, and decks are getting bigger... Read more

OSHA Announces Hike in Fines
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OSHA Announces Hike in Fines

Under an interim rule, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will... Read more

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