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What is an irregular building?

Yes, in new construction building there is such a thing as irregular buildings. According to the International Code Council, 2015 IRC, page 45, define an irregular new construction building as one that has exterior shear wall lines or braced wall panels that are not in one plain vertically from the foundation to the uppermost story in which they are required. 405 more words


Editorial: Lessons from the Charbonneau inquiry

Montrealers have grown accustomed to living with corruption. It has come to be viewed as inevitable, like bad weather.

But it need not be, at least not to the extent uncovered in the 1,741-page report tabled Tuesday by Justice France Charbonneau. 394 more words


Free Thanksgiving Meals presented by CDG

Happy Holidays Houston!  The People’s Station wants to let you know about the Construction Diversity Group presenting FREE THANKSGIVING MEALS upon Thanksgiving morning.  They will be set up at St. 121 more words


How OSHA's Confined Space Rule May Affect Employers

When it comes to the construction industry, following federal guidelines is essential. Not only are these regulations in place to give workers autonomy in their careers, but they also help keep construction professionals safe. 169 more words


Supervisor, Restoration - Pacific Gas and Electric - San Rafael


Directs teams of Troublemen and Crews (outage, emergency first responders) to monitor and restore system-wide Distribution grid. Analyzes and prioritizes outages to determine the most efficient procedure for … 15 more words

North Bay

Garage Project Proceeding


The days are getting short and temperatures went below the freezing point. Despite the challenges we are proceeding with our garage project.

Fortunately there has been only a little bit of snow, and there are temperatures above zero for the rest of the week in the forecast. 10 more words


Dossier : Les micromaisons et leur viabilité au Québec (1ère partie)

Historique du concept

Le mouvement des micromaisons (small house mouvement) est né principalement d’une volonté à réduire à moins de 1,000 pieds carrés la superficie habitable des maisons aux États-Unis, alors que ceux-ci n’ont cessé de croître en superficie jusqu’à très récemment (la taille moyenne d’une maison unifamiliale était de 2,479 pieds carrés en 2007). 426 more words