Building Codes

Masonry Solutions for Meeting Today’s Energy Codes Webinar
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Masonry Solutions for Meeting Today’s Energy Codes Webinar

The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will present “Masonry... More

Call made for Better Building Codes to Withstand Tornadoes after Deadly Weekend
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Call made for Better Building Codes to Withstand Tornadoes after Deadly Weekend

Dual-Objective-Based Tornado Design Philosophy defies assertions that "there is... More

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Building Codes Report: IBHS Rates Coastal States

The building code study assesses the progress of 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast More

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Edgewater Fire Sends Clear Message: Strengthen Building Codes

PCA advocates for New Jersey to move forward to enacting stronger construction standards More

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Dropping LEED

Baltimore, one of the first U.S. cities to mandate LEED, has switched to the International Green Construction Code 2012 as an overlay to the city's building, fire, and related codes. More

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PCA Expands Codes Department; Appoints Hall Manager

William “Jay” Hall returns to the Portland Cement Association (PCA) as manager of codes and standards. More

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Five Industry Leaders Create Masonry Wall System

Five of the most recognized and trusted companies in the construction industry have aligned to create the industry’s best complete masonry cavity wall system. More

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New ACI Concrete Design Code

The new ACI 318 Building Code that will be released later in 2014 has been completely reorganized and should make construction requirements easier to follow. More

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ASTM Standards in Building Codes is Available

The compilation contains more than 2,000 ASTM construction specifications, practices and test methods compiled from the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. More

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An Updated Concrete Repair Resource

At this week’s ACI Convention, committee members of the provided some key comments on the newly updated 546R-14: Concrete Repair Guide. Last updated about a decade ago, this document has doubled in size and reorganized to make it an important contractor reference. More

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