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History and Backstories of California’s ‘1985 State Building Code’

This paper identifies key dates, specific legislative statutes, representative events, and underlying ‘backstories’ that collectively serve to provide a historical record…

‘Wheel Stop’ Tripping Hazards in Pedestrian Paths of Travel

Consider these commonalities at Photos 1, 2 and 3 below: A ‘wheel stop’ (serving no functional purpose) straddles a primary pedestrian route into a busy store; Even after multiple trip-and-fall incidents, management has not removed the known

Mechanically Driven Sources of Water Damage

Most moisture problems can be diagnosed by looking at the condition and asking how much water it took to create that problem. Solving the problem amounts to asking where that amount of water could have come from and where it should go.

IBC vs. CBC – Exterior Wall Fire-Protection Difference

Consider a three-story, fully fire-sprinklered, 1-hour fire-rated, wood-framed Type V Group R-1 hotel building constructed under either the International Building Code (IBC) or the California Building Code

Parking Space ‘Wheel Stops’ in California – Answers for Puzzled Facility Owners, Managers, and Designers

Even though trip-and-fall injuries at parking space wheel stops continue to occur throughout California (and the nation), parking facility owners, managers, and even licensed architects and engineers often are reluctant to remove them…

Water 101 – Contractor’s Introduction to the Properties of Water

Senior Principal Lonnie Haughton presents this introduction of fundamental ‘real-world’ aspects of the properties of water.

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