"Codes" Blog entries

Open Post on the ALJ Sprinkler Hearing

posted in Codes, Government Relations

Today BAM’s legal team and expert witnesses present our case to Administrative Law Judge Eric Lipman to keep mandatory sprinkler systems out of the residential building code. We will be live tweeting and live blogging throughout the hearing today. Check back for updates. 8:37AM The troops… Read More...

BAM Submits Energy Code Issues & Solutions to DLI

posted in Codes, Government Relations

The Builders Association of Minnesota hosted an Energy Code Summit April 3, 2012 in which energy and housing advocates were invited to attend and participate in a discussion. During that summit BAM presented several durability and cost issues we believe need to be address before the 2012… Read More...

BAM Submits Fire Sprinkler Bids to DLI

posted in Codes, Government Relations

BAM submitted a letter to the state Department of Labor and Industry May 31 that included bids that provide actual cost estimates for fire sprinklers in single-family homes. Bids were submitted by home builders currently planning or building new home construction projects who requested bids… Read More...

BAM Submits Letter to DLI on Public Policy Issues of Fire Sprinklers

posted in Codes, Government Relations

In 2010 the Builders Association of Minnesota participated in a Residential Fire Sprinkler Task Force put together by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) under the direction of then commissioner Steve Sviggum. The task force was given the objective of discussion and inquiry… Read More...

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