Proposed ASHI Deck Inspection Standard Open for Comments
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is looking for feedback from deck...
California Toughens Rules for Contractor Oversight
State lawmakers authored the legislation after a fatal balcony collapse in...
Code Update: Looking Ahead to the 2018 IRC
A coalition of building officials, industry associations, design professionals and...
11 People Hurt When Lakeside Deck Collapses
More than three dozen people gathered for a reunion plunge 10 feet when the deck...
Exploring the Deck Ledger Connection
Learn more about the history and evolution of deck ledger code requirements in...
Guía de la Construcción Española Disponible
A Spanish-language version of the AWC's popular Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck...
Code Change Cans Cookouts in CT Condos and Apartments
Thousands of apartment dwellers and condo owners will no longer be able to use a grill on their decks, thanks to a change Connecticut's recently revised Fire Prevention Code, which prohibits the use and storage of any type of grill or cooking device on decks, beneath overhangs, or within 10 feet of the building.
Berkeley Balcony Collapse Prompts Code Changes
A fatal building failure leads to stricter rules for balconies, landings, decks, stairs, and floors that are exposed to weather. Now they'll have to be constructed of naturally durable or preservative-treated wood, or corrosion-resistant steel, will need to be ventilated when enclosed, and will be subject to tighter maintenance and inspection requirements.
Berkeley Balcony Collapse Kills 6, Injures 7
Six students were killed and seven others were seriously injured when a 4th floor...
Using the right decking material makes a big difference in areas prone to wild fires