Intro to Building Codes
Fuss all you like about sprinklers and guardrails, we need building codes. Here's how to get your architect to play along.
Can you spot the 11 infractions in this modern house?
Words You Should Know
Arm yourself with nine vocabulary words needed to navigate the world of building codes.
Case Study: Up to Code
How one homeowner chose a savvy architect, made nice with the building code, and moved in without a hitch.
Case Study: Permission Denied!
One poor homeowner runs afoul of the permits department, costing him a chunk of change and loads of time.
Common Modern Building Missteps
Love superclean design but fear the building inspector? Here's our guide to skirting those modernist missteps.