Hot Topic - Codes and Standards

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OSHA Announces Hike in Fines

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

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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

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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

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A Path to Safer Balconies

These tricky cantilevered structures demand careful framing and waterproofing details More

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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

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Coastal Deck Repairs

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

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Wood Treaters Under Pressure

Ground-contact PT lumber is becoming more widely available, thanks to the AWPA's new rules for treated lumber. But the industry is divided on how the new rules apply to deck framing. More

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Tougher Rules for Treated Wood

New treated wood industry standards may require "Ground Contact" rated lumber even... More

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