Codes and Standards

Masonry Testing Certification Now Required
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Masonry Testing Certification Now Required

Press conference to highlight certification requirements of new masonry code. More

Tornado Shelter Building Code Revisions
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Tornado Shelter Building Code Revisions

The number of tornadoes in the U.S. is rising. Whether this increase is due to... More

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OSHA's Silica Proposal Could Come with a $5 Billion Price Tag

OSHA expects to finish analyzing comments from silica proposal hearings by summer. Now a key industry organization reports that the proposal could have some serious cost consequences. 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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New ASTM Standard Will Aid Masonry Heater Manufacturers in Verification Process

The new standard will enable manufacturers of masonry heaters and their components to better verify the emissions performance of their products. More

Concrete Masonry Product Rules Released
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Concrete Masonry Product Rules Released

ASTM International, with the National Concrete Masonry Association and... 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

Reaching out for a Safer World
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Reaching out for a Safer World

JLG and other access equipment manufacturers are providing contractors more... More

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ASTM Issues New Standard for Fly Ash Brick
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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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