The Importance of Building Code Compliance in Restoration Projects

Introduction Building code compliance is a critical aspect of restoration projects, especially in regions like Illinois, where weather patterns can pose significant challenges to the structural integrity and safety of buildings. Compliance ensures that restored structures not only meet current standards for safety and durability but also provide adequate resistance to natural disasters such as…

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Understanding Building Upgrades and Repairs IEBC 2015: Navigating the Evolving Codes and Standards

Allied Emergency Services, INC, your trusted partner in storm damage restoration and emergency services, explores the complexities of upgrades and repairs to damaged buildings. Here’s a concise breakdown of when and how building upgrades might be required after damage: Understanding the 50% Rule & Building Upgrades in Historical Context At Allied Emergency Services, INC, we…

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Gymnasium Building Codes 101: Ensuring Safety in Gymnasiums and Basketball Courts

Welcome to our blog post exploring the essential aspects of International Building Code (IBC) regulations pertaining to gymnasiums and basketball courts. Understanding and adhering to these codes is crucial for ensuring the safety and structural integrity of athletic facilities. In this article, we’ll delve into the specific requirements outlined by the IBC regarding glazing, definitions…

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Effective Air Sealing: Drywall to Top Plate for a Tight Air-Sealed Home in Illinois

Creating a tight air seal in your home is vital for comfort, energy efficiency, and overall well-being. One crucial aspect of achieving comprehensive draft protection is air sealing drywall to the top plate. Let’s explore why this matters and how it’s done. Technical Description: Alternate Terms: Scope: How to Air Seal the Drywall to the…

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A.R.M.A. Residential Asphalt Roofing Manual Design and Application Methods – Chapter 1

Typical Asphalt Residential Roofing Products and Their Advantages Chapter 1 of A.R.M.A.’s residential asphalt roofing manual design and application methods serves as a foundational exploration, focusing on the typical asphalt residential roofing products and elucidating their inherent advantages. As we embark on this journey, we’ll uncover the evolution of asphalt roofing, its significance in the…

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