August 16, 2017
A lifetime of construction work provides the right background for multiple lines of knowledge work that won’t strain your back or your patience.
June 26, 2017
Small adjustments made to the preexisting site plan were driven by the goal that each home be net-zero ready.
January 6, 2016
Here’s what you can expect in the 2015 IRC
May 13, 2015
A building inspector explains the bureaucracy that gets you from plans to permits
April 22, 2015
Lessons in residential design
April 23, 2014
Gary Katz recounts his personal experience with realities of home inspection
January 8, 2014
This building official is now one of the people heading up code development at the national level.
March 7, 2013
This Charleston, S.C., building official calls on his 30 years of experience to educate builders and homeowners that following codes makes better houses.
November 8, 2012
By setting minimum standards for design and construction, building codes protect public safety while establishing uniformity in construction methods and materials. Regulations governing building have existed in the United States…
July 16, 2009
Q: I heard recently that the International Residential Code (IRC) has a requirement about lateral loads for decks. I've always used 1/2-in. lags or through bolts to attach ledgers to rim…
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