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Strict Testing Standards for Steel Windows Needed to Reduce Insurance Losses from Extreme Weather...

Robust product testing improves life-safety and reduces property and casualty claim costs  By Seth Rose, Founding Director, Eneref Institute Atlantic hurricanes have become significantly more powerful...

Texas Building Code Survey Highlights Need for Mitigation in Hurricane-prone areas

840,000 people in coastal Texas lack protection from residential building codes A detailed review of coastal Texas building codes revealed gaps that could leave homeowners...

Low-slope roofs

Design solutions for building code-permitted low-slope applications that cause ponding water. By Scott D. Coffman, P.E., SECB, and Thomas G. Williamson, P.E. Chapter 15 in the...

Three new types of construction

Building code changes in the U.S. mark significant progress for the mass timber industry. By Hardy Wentzel Historically, the U.S. construction industry has been slower to...
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