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October 8th, 2012 - 6:51 am § in Building Standards/Codes, Legislation & Law

A Sneak Preview of Seattle’s New Building Code

  The City of Seattle has unveiled the newly proposed 2012 Building Code. The code is mostly based upon the International Code Council’s 2012 IBC, with a number of local amendments.[...]

October 3rd, 2012 - 10:43 am § in Building Standards/Codes, Green Building, Legislation & Law

Federal Trade Commission Offers Up New Green Guides

  Well, I’m back. After a month on the road, I have to say that it’s good to be behind the keyboard once again. I thought that it might be nice to ease my way back in by announcing some interesting new news from the federal government. Green Guides are back, and better than ever.[...]

April 6th, 2012 - 9:30 am § in Building Standards/Codes, Green Building

The 2012 IgCC Is Finally Here – And I Hope We Are Ready.

  It’s here. The ICC has finally released the 2012 IgCC, the world’s first widespread green┬áconstruction┬ácode. As you probably know, the IgCC release process has been a long and arduous one lasting about 2.5 years. What’s next ?[...]

February 1st, 2012 - 11:32 am § in Building Standards/Codes, Construction Defect, Construction Liability, Construction News, Legislation & Law

Public Building Officials Unlikely To Be Liable For Bad Inspection

  How many property owners are more than happy taking the building inspector’s word to ensure that their construction project is safe and code compliant? I bet its a lot. Well, if you thought you could hold your inspector to his or her evaluation, think again.[...]

December 8th, 2011 - 12:09 pm § in Building Standards/Codes, Construction News, Green Building, Legislation & Law, New Laws

A Green Code For Us All: Will IgCC See Uniform Adoption?

  It took 2 years, but the IgCC is finally here. Um, wait, well not yet. I was taken aback at the flurry of conversation I found on the web last month, many people claiming that the code was here! Its not March yet – and I’m concerned for its survival.[...]

August 22nd, 2011 - 9:41 am § in Building Standards/Codes, Construction News, Green Building, Legislation & Law

The IgCC Spreads Across the Country, Months Before Official Version Releases

  Did you know that the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is going places? I’m talking to your backyard. A recent count shows more jurisdictions adopting the IgCC, setting up a big push for adoption of IgCC’s March 2012 release.[...]