Building Codes

Tiny houses aren’t just for eco-warriors. They can also be a means for homeless and mentally ill individuals to reenter mainstream society.
Mar 23, 2014   Grist
Officials in Fort Worth, Texas, are searching for ways to deal with buildings left vacant by businesses struggling during the recession. Other cities and the state of Texas are also addressing the issue.
Apr 7, 2009   Fort Worth Star Telegram
From Boston to Austin to L.A., more and more cities across the U.S. are making efforts to reduce their carbon emissions and environmental impact by instituting green building codes.
Feb 5, 2009   Governing
Eleven Amish families have sued their own town for religious discrimination in its building code.
Jan 7, 2009   Chicago Tribune
The complex, organic form of Mediterranean towns has been traced to a dynamic system of reproducing building codes.
Dec 26, 2008   Emergent Urbanism
Safety codes recommended by NIST after analyzing the collapse of the World Trade Center are being challenged by another federal agency on the grounds they will be too costly.
Sep 9, 2008   The New York Times
<p>Heather Stewart's vision of a country wedding in a resorted country barn are thwarted by code enforcement officers at the last minute. 'We have zoning rules and building codes that always get in the way of dreams,' Reinsborough said.</p>
Jun 23, 2008   Portland Press Herald
<p>New earthquake hazard maps from the U.S. Geological Survey show increased earthquake risk areas beyond typical hotspots like California. Geologists say planners and local officials should react to the maps by updating building codes.</p>
Apr 26, 2008   Discovery