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Will This Record Storm Leave a Lasting Effect?

Hurricane Patricia is now the strongest Pacific Ocean hurricane to make landfall in Mexico. What do Patricia’s record wind speeds mean for our safety and the way we build?… Read more

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2015 NGBS is Open for Public Comment!

RTAblog_2014_1007_2015NGBSThe 2015 National Green Building Standard is open for public comment. What could possibly be more exciting than commenting on a sustainable building standard?… Read more

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In Cold Weather: Is Your Exhaust Fan Doing More Harm Than Good?

Building codes have just recently required an exterior discharge for exhaust systems. What if yours doesn’t discharge to the exterior?… Read more

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Does Your Project Team Know Georgia’s Building Codes Change January 1st?

Ryan Taylor and Bryan Readling just presented an update on the residential building codes of Georgia. Are the building codes in your state changing on January 1st?… Read more

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Do You Need a Storm Shelter?

RTAblog_2013_0520_RopeTornadoThe United States experiences approximately 1,200 tornadoes each year. We’ve compiled the following notes on storm shelters for those of you thinking about safety in the wake of recent storms.… Read more

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Efficiency & Enforcement at Issue: A Fight Over Furnaces in 30 States

RTAblog_2013_0408_furnaceIn 2008, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) began considering minimum standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps in homes. Minimum standards for furnaces were already in discussion. On June 27, 2011 the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency … Read more

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2013: The Year Ahead for Building Codes in Georgia

Georgia State Codes Advisory CommitteeGeorgia adopts building codes and their amendments on a state-wide basis. The State Codes Advisory Committee (SCAC) is responsible for reviewing and amending the building codes of Georgia. This month, the SCAC voted to review four building codes in 2013. … Read more

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AIA + NAHB: Two Professional Associations with Many Issues in Common

Late last week, Ryan Taylor of RTA facilitated a meeting of staff members from the national offices of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in Washington, D.C.… Read more

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