Hot Topic - Codes and Standards

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... 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... 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... More

Your Deck Is Too High
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Your Deck Is Too High

A widow in Winnepeg, Canada, is fighting claims by the city that she owes $500 in... More

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High-End Deck Failures

High-end decks are just as likely to have construction defects as low-end decks More

Deck Tension Tie
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Deck Tension Tie

The new adjustable USP ADTT-TZ from MiTek is designed to resist lateral loads More

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How Neat Do Joist Hangers Need to Be

A framing crew left gaps between the seats on some hangers and the joist bottoms. Can they be shimmed or do they need to be reinstalled? More

A Path to Safer Balconies
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A Path to Safer Balconies

These tricky cantilevered structures demand careful framing and waterproofing details More

Railings for Grade-Level Decks
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Railings for Grade-Level Decks

Even when a guardrail is not required by code, build it as if it were More

Coastal Deck Repairs
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Coastal Deck Repairs

Property management companies and homeowners in Emerald Isle, N.C., have inspected... More

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