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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Mayor Barrett’s 2017 budget includes more money for MPD; but staffing levels will remain the sameby $12 million per year. And, don’t forget ACT 176, the State’s gift to slumlo
Mayor Barrett’s 2017 budget includes more money for MPD; but staffing levels will remain the same
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 8 hours ago
by $12 million per year. And, don’t forget ACT 176, the State’s gift to slumlords. That recent law cut fees for chronic building code violators by millions. Think of the expectations of City government. We fight crime and put out fires. We rush... Read more
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Payson Roundup
Rumsey thinning will slash fire riskhas for several years pondered without taking action a recommendation by the fi
Rumsey thinning will slash fire risk
Payson Roundup / Posted 15 hours ago
has for several years pondered without taking action a recommendation by the fire department that the town overhaul its building code to prevent a forest fire from sweeping through town. Flagstaff and Prescott have both adopted Wildland-Urban... Read more
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The Christian Post
China's Christians Facing 'Harsh Religious Winter' as Gov't Crackdown Intensifies, Activists Warnwhich has come in many forms. Government workers have been forcefully removing
China's Christians Facing 'Harsh Religious Winter' as Gov't Crackdown Intensifies, Activists Warn
The Christian Post / Posted 16 hours ago
which has come in many forms. Government workers have been forcefully removing church rooftop crosses, calling them building code violations, though groups like China Aid have said that Communist Party officials are seeking to purposefully... Read more
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The GW Hatchet
District House or greenhouse: Dorm touts eco-featuresthe Department of Energy and Environment, said. “New buildings and substantiall
District House or greenhouse: Dorm touts eco-features
The GW Hatchet / Posted yesterday
the Department of Energy and Environment, said. “New buildings and substantially renovated buildings have to meet our green building codes, and LEED is an option under the green building code.” The average cost to complete a LEED certification... Read more
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The Mercury News
District 6 election pits a community volunteer against a data nerdbut prefers short-term housing solutions with a roof — such as tiny homes, thou
District 6 election pits a community volunteer against a data nerd
The Mercury News / Posted 2 days ago
but prefers short-term housing solutions with a roof — such as tiny homes, though that proposal is mired in red tape from building code restrictions. Chapman would support permitting “granny units” and amending state legislation to bring more San... Read more
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The Courier
Melbourne's high-rise nightmares taking a tall toll on residents and investorsinstalling it in a building and having that installer hand over a piece of pape
Melbourne's high-rise nightmares taking a tall toll on residents and investors
The Courier / Posted 2 days ago
installing it in a building and having that installer hand over a piece of paper saying this product complies with the building code in Australia," he said. "That's the end of it until something goes wrong. There is no policing of work that is... Read more
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The Age
Melbourne's high-rise nightmares taking a tall toll on residents and investorsinstalling it in a building and having that installer hand over a piece of pape
Melbourne's high-rise nightmares taking a tall toll on residents and investors
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
installing it in a building and having that installer hand over a piece of paper saying this product complies with the building code in Australia," he said. "That's the end of it until something goes wrong. There is no policing of work that is... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Simulator trains crews for rigor of fighting fireof fires. The books are being rewritten to take into account the substances fir
Simulator trains crews for rigor of fighting fire
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 2 days ago
of fires. The books are being rewritten to take into account the substances firefighters will find in today’s structures. Building code changes have benefited owners when it comes to snow loads, but some ceiling joints are quick to collapse in a... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Plan for multifamily housing in Teaneck approvedto only one elevator because it has a NFPA 13 system. Raker testified Aug. 25 t
Plan for multifamily housing in Teaneck approved
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 3 days ago
to only one elevator because it has a NFPA 13 system. Raker testified Aug. 25 the building is designed above the state building code NFPA 13 system, which means all spaces must get a sprinkler. Chairman Joey Bodner said he expects the... Read more
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Payson Roundup
Heartening sign of fire progressthink about it. More importantly, the town has made no visible progress toward
Heartening sign of fire progress
Payson Roundup / Posted 3 days ago
think about it. More importantly, the town has made no visible progress toward the adoption of a Wildland Urban Interface building code in the past two years. Fire department officials pleaded for an update to the code years ago, prompting... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Green Building for the FutureThe Green Building Council is preparing a submission to the National Standards
Green Building for the Future
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
The Green Building Council is preparing a submission to the National Standards Institute for a green building code as part of a minimum set of requirement for the design and construction of buildings. Chief Mechanical Engineer for the Ministry of... Read more
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Garden City News
Sparks fly as committee presents building code ideasAs the year progresses into fall, work done by a special Mayor’s Committee on B
Sparks fly as committee presents building code ideas
Garden City News / Posted 4 days ago
As the year progresses into fall, work done by a special Mayor’s Committee on Building Code Changes appears to have reached a turning point. Ideas were set forth in a public presentation on Thursday, September 8, with committee Chairman James Bauer... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Hokitika's 108-old Carnegie Gallery closes after building standard scarework needed to bring it up to standard. He understood when the Carnegie Buildin
Hokitika's 108-old Carnegie Gallery closes after building standard scare
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
work needed to bring it up to standard. He understood when the Carnegie Building was restored it was to 50 per cent of the building code at that time. However, since the Christchurch earthquakes the code had changed "and the building has been left... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
Requiem for San Rafael’s historic fire stationthe unique requirements and alternative strategies for structural reinforcement
Requiem for San Rafael’s historic fire station
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 4 days ago
the unique requirements and alternative strategies for structural reinforcement and who is familiar with the historic building code. If a preservation architect had been on the team and the city had recognized the historic significance of the... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
Requiem for San Rafael historic fire stationthe unique requirements and alternative strategies for structural reinforcement
Requiem for San Rafael historic fire station
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 4 days ago
the unique requirements and alternative strategies for structural reinforcement and who is familiar with the historic building code. If a preservation architect had been on the team and the city had recognized the historic significance of the... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Owners of Queens city-financed affordable-housing condos sue developer over construction defectsto remain perpetually cold. Additionally, the suit claims at least two aspects
Owners of Queens city-financed affordable-housing condos sue developer over construction defects
Crain's New York Business / Posted 4 days ago
to remain perpetually cold. Additionally, the suit claims at least two aspects of Waters Edge's design violate the city's building code, even though the plans were approved by the city's Department of Buildings. For example, a valve to shut off... Read more
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BC Local News
Building permits upinclude building permits and site permits. Long explained that building permits
Building permits up
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
include building permits and site permits. Long explained that building permits, which seek to implement BC Building Code requirements, only apply to Coal Harbour; while site permits, which are designed to ensure that construction... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
SF Mayor Adviser Served as 'Permit Expediter' For Millenniumproblem related to the foundation of the building, which has now sunk some 16 i
SF Mayor Adviser Served as 'Permit Expediter' For Millennium
NBC Bay Area / Posted 4 days ago
problem related to the foundation of the building, which has now sunk some 16 inches. “I am left wondering if the city’s building code played any role in allowing this sinking and tilting to happen,” she said, adding that “most alarming” to her... Read more
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Boulder Daily Camera
Boulder apartment complex balks at being prosecuted for 'privacy solution'an example by charging each of the building's five owners with 184 counts — 920
Boulder apartment complex balks at being prosecuted for 'privacy solution'
Boulder Daily Camera / Posted 5 days ago
an example by charging each of the building's five owners with 184 counts — 920 counts in total — of violating the city's building code. Each count carries a $1,000 recommended fine, which brings the total possible fine amount for the owners to... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Inspector: Porch Fell During Trinity College Party Because It Wasn't Bolted To Houseout of the broken porch boards, indicating that the third-floor structure was n
Inspector: Porch Fell During Trinity College Party Because It Wasn't Bolted To House
Hartford Courant / Posted 5 days ago
out of the broken porch boards, indicating that the third-floor structure was nailed into the back wall. State and federal building codes prohibit using only nails to secure a deck to outside walls of a home. "There are many ways to attach a deck... Read more
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BC Local News
Village waives fees for legalizing suites and accessory dwelling unitsSafety Standards, which are measures that could be taken to provide a level of
Village waives fees for legalizing suites and accessory dwelling units
BC Local News / Posted 5 days ago
Safety Standards, which are measures that could be taken to provide a level of safety equivalent to that outlined in the BC Building Code (BCBC) for secondary suites and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). To help provide information on the program,... Read more
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Comox Valley Record
Village waives fees for legalizing suites and accessory dwelling unitsSafety Standards, which are measures that could be taken to provide a level of
Village waives fees for legalizing suites and accessory dwelling units
Comox Valley Record / Posted 5 days ago
Safety Standards, which are measures that could be taken to provide a level of safety equivalent to that outlined in the BC Building Code (BCBC) for secondary suites and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). To help provide information on the program,... Read more
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MLive.com
'Tiny' house may be smallest permanent dwelling ever built in KalamazooKalamazoo does not. There are no city ordinances that dictate how big a house h
'Tiny' house may be smallest permanent dwelling ever built in Kalamazoo
MLive.com / Posted 5 days ago
Kalamazoo does not. There are no city ordinances that dictate how big a house has to be, he said. The Michigan Residential Building Code set standards for how far such things as a bathroom sink has to be from a toilet and how much livable space a... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Scranton homeowner appeals zoning denial of AirBNB businessfront in the dispute opened last week. With the Reihners continuing Airbnb ren
Scranton homeowner appeals zoning denial of AirBNB business
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
front in the dispute opened last week. With the Reihners continuing Airbnb rentals, the city on Friday issued a notice of building code violations to them, said Patrick Hinton, the director of the city’s Licensing, Inspections & Permits... Read more
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Key West Citizen
Crystal Cove modifies road access plancompletion, originally proposed by Councilman Dan Zieg, was tabled due to conce
Crystal Cove modifies road access plan
Key West Citizen / Posted 6 days ago
completion, originally proposed by Councilman Dan Zieg, was tabled due to concern about complying with the state building code and a desire to have an extreme hardship provision apply to certain circumstances when the owner cannot obtain... Read more
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CBS Denver
Apartment Owners Cited After Turning 2-Bedrooms Into 4-Bedroomsamong residents in question. The owners of the Sterling University Peaks Apart
Apartment Owners Cited After Turning 2-Bedrooms Into 4-Bedrooms
CBS Denver / Posted 6 days ago
among residents in question. The owners of the Sterling University Peaks Apartments have been issued 184 citations of building code violations. Each charge carries a fine of $1,000. Tenants were surprised last month when they showed up to... Read more
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Boulder Daily Camera
Owners of Boulder's Sterling University Peaks cited for illegally subdividing roomsofficials charged the owners of Sterling University Peaks apartments on Monday
Owners of Boulder's Sterling University Peaks cited for illegally subdividing rooms
Boulder Daily Camera / Posted 6 days ago
officials charged the owners of Sterling University Peaks apartments on Monday with 184 counts of violating the city's building code for illegally subdividing rooms within the complex. The decision to prosecute the apartments' owners comes a... Read more
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New Kerala
Karnataka govt. adopts 'BEEP guidelines' for energy efficient public buildings - newkerala.com #121319BEEP has provided assistance to the Public Work Departments (PWDs) of some of t
Karnataka govt. adopts 'BEEP guidelines' for energy efficient public buildings - newkerala.com #121319
New Kerala / Posted 6 days ago
BEEP has provided assistance to the Public Work Departments (PWDs) of some of the states in designing Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) compliant buildings. BEEP began its partnership with the PWD Karnataka in June 2013 and has extended... Read more
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Yonhap News Agency
Gov't to require earthquake-proof designs for smaller buildingsmagnitude 4.5 on Monday night. "Earthquake-resistant structures were first int
Gov't to require earthquake-proof designs for smaller buildings
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 6 days ago
magnitude 4.5 on Monday night. "Earthquake-resistant structures were first introduced through a 1988 revision of the building code, and have been continuously expanded to include smaller buildings," the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and... Read more
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Yonhap News Agency
Gov't to require earthquake-proof designs for smaller buildingsmagnitude 4.5 on Monday night. "Earthquake-resistant structures were first int
Gov't to require earthquake-proof designs for smaller buildings
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 7 days ago
magnitude 4.5 on Monday night. "Earthquake-resistant structures were first introduced through a 1988 revision of the building code, and have been continuously expanded to include smaller buildings," the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and... Read more
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Colorado Daily
Owners of Boulder's Sterling University Peaks cited for illegally subdividing roomsofficials charged the owners of Sterling University Peaks apartments on Monday
Owners of Boulder's Sterling University Peaks cited for illegally subdividing rooms
Colorado Daily / Posted 7 days ago
officials charged the owners of Sterling University Peaks apartments on Monday with 184 counts of violating the city's building code for illegally subdividing rooms within the complex. The decision to prosecute the apartments' owners comes a... Read more
3 related stories
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Boulder Daily Camera
Owners of Boulder's Sterling University Peaks facing municipal charges for illegally subdividing roomscity officials are charging the owners of Sterling University Peaks apartments
Owners of Boulder's Sterling University Peaks facing municipal charges for illegally subdividing rooms
Boulder Daily Camera / Posted 7 days ago
city officials are charging the owners of Sterling University Peaks apartments with 184 counts of violating the city's building code for illegally subdividing rooms within the complex. The decision, announced in a press release late Monday... Read more
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The Morning Call
More municipal governments outsourcing servicesof Boroughs, said the use of private-code enforcement companies has become more
More municipal governments outsourcing services
The Morning Call / Posted 7 days ago
of Boroughs, said the use of private-code enforcement companies has become more common, partly because of a new statewide building code that went into effect in 2004. The code covers all new construction and building additions and remodeling... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to improve transparency between license board, contractorsa critical step … that information not only be made available to make contracto
Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to improve transparency between license board, contractors
The Daily Californian / Posted 8 days ago
a critical step … that information not only be made available to make contractors accountable, but also to update state building codes so that buildings of California are built on much stronger balcony standards,” said Councilmember Jesse... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Lawsuit aims to prompt city inspectors to keep close eye on HUD properties, protect tenantstenants to languish in poor living conditions that are illegal under city law.
Lawsuit aims to prompt city inspectors to keep close eye on HUD properties, protect tenants
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 8 days ago
tenants to languish in poor living conditions that are illegal under city law. Landlords are required by the city building code to keep rental properties in decent condition, but the city typically doesn’t inspect or enforce those... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Parliament is back, and the Liberals have some big decisions to maketearing all the asbestos from the walls, and new wiring and insulation is being
Parliament is back, and the Liberals have some big decisions to make
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 days ago
tearing all the asbestos from the walls, and new wiring and insulation is being installed to bring the structure up to a building code that barely existed when it was first erected. On the outside, masonry is being reconstructed and the roofs... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Hookah hubbub persistsfrom 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays for at least two months. Bur
Hookah hubbub persists
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
from 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays for at least two months. Burkhardt's inspection also discovered three building code violations based on its current Business Group B classification: The lounge's rear exit from the patron... Read more
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St. Catharines Standard
Staff changes for Wainfleetfor several months, and Mark Tardiff was hired as bylaw enforcement officer. “
Staff changes for Wainfleet
St. Catharines Standard / Posted 10 days ago
for several months, and Mark Tardiff was hired as bylaw enforcement officer. “Navigating through the requirements of the building code can be difficult to understand and everyone deserves to leave our office feeling as good about their project as... Read more
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Niagara Falls Review
Staff changes for Wainfleetfor several months, and Mark Tardiff was hired as bylaw enforcement officer. “
Staff changes for Wainfleet
Niagara Falls Review / Posted 10 days ago
for several months, and Mark Tardiff was hired as bylaw enforcement officer. “Navigating through the requirements of the building code can be difficult to understand and everyone deserves to leave our office feeling as good about their project as... Read more
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Welland Tribune
Staff changes for Wainfleetfor several months, and Mark Tardiff was hired as bylaw enforcement officer. “
Staff changes for Wainfleet
Welland Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
for several months, and Mark Tardiff was hired as bylaw enforcement officer. “Navigating through the requirements of the building code can be difficult to understand and everyone deserves to leave our office feeling as good about their project as... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Citizens Property Insurance rate hikes approved for 2017Monroe County, which includes the Florida Keys. "This review is in addition to
Citizens Property Insurance rate hikes approved for 2017
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 10 days ago
Monroe County, which includes the Florida Keys. "This review is in addition to a separate initiative underway to evaluate building code standards in Monroe County and their effect on rates," the release from the Office of Insurance Regulation... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
The Parliament buildings are getting an expensive faceliftGameiro, senior director of the project, pointed out, the structures were put u
The Parliament buildings are getting an expensive facelift
The Globe and Mail / Posted 10 days ago
Gameiro, senior director of the project, pointed out, the structures were put up at a time when there wasn’t much of a building code. One of the first objectives of the rehabilitation was just ripping all the asbestos out of the walls, which... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
With hurricane season upon us, do you know your flood zone?II office creates and updates Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) that highlight
With hurricane season upon us, do you know your flood zone?
Staten Island Advance / Posted 10 days ago
II office creates and updates Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) that highlight flood risk and determine flood insurance and building code requirements. The flood maps detail flood risk zones and their boundaries. The most recent maps FEMA produced... Read more
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Garden City News
FROM THE MAYOR'S OFFICE | www.gcnews.com | Garden City Newsthat reasonable compromises can be worked out so that the mission of this proje
FROM THE MAYOR'S OFFICE | www.gcnews.com | Garden City News
Garden City News / Posted 11 days ago
that reasonable compromises can be worked out so that the mission of this project, which is to make changes to our Building Code that will preserve the character of our neighborhoods, will not be lost. We all owe these volunteers a real... Read more
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Garden City News
Mayor Office | www.gcnews.com | Garden City Newsthat reasonable compromises can be worked out so that the mission of this proje
Mayor Office | www.gcnews.com | Garden City News
Garden City News / Posted 11 days ago
that reasonable compromises can be worked out so that the mission of this project, which is to make changes to our Building Code that will preserve the character of our neighborhoods, will not be lost. We all owe these volunteers a real... Read more
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Garden City News
Board approves new deputy administratorthe two-and-a-half hour duration, including all board discussions and a special
Board approves new deputy administrator
Garden City News / Posted 11 days ago
the two-and-a-half hour duration, including all board discussions and a special presentation from the mayor’s committee on building code changes. His appointment as Secretary to the Board stands for the balance of the fiscal year ending on April 3,... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Temporary classrooms set up for Lavelle students at Hilton Garden Innhad not yet been approved for occupancy because of minor construction glitches
Temporary classrooms set up for Lavelle students at Hilton Garden Inn
Staten Island Advance / Posted 11 days ago
had not yet been approved for occupancy because of minor construction glitches that had to be corrected to conform to city building code. Lavelle Prep administrators reached out to to the Nicotras, who agreed to let the teachers and staff set up... Read more
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Timmins Times
TNFC residential project facing oppositionappearance than most of the other homes in the area. “Parking is a bit of a pr
TNFC residential project facing opposition
Timmins Times / Posted 11 days ago
appearance than most of the other homes in the area. “Parking is a bit of a problem in that area,” said Martin. “The building code requires that we have 21.6 parking spaces. We’re putting in 20 and we’re asking for relief on the other 1.6.”... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
PhD graduate question building designsFACED with a rapidly ageing population, can our building code be future-proofed
PhD graduate question building designs
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 11 days ago
FACED with a rapidly ageing population, can our building code be future-proofed in time to head off major problems? That's a question asked by recent PhD graduate Darryl O'Brien, who celebrated his award at CQUniversity's graduation ceremony in... Read more
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