Breaking Down the Barriers: Challenges and Solutions to Code Approval of Green Building

Building code issues are one of the most sought after topics on our blog. David Eisenberg and others at DCAT offer their suggestions on how to maneuver through the code approval process. … Continue reading →

Comments from a Building Inspector and Engineer

Question to Building Inspector: We are looking at moving to rural Livingston Parish, Lousiana and planning on building our own earthbag home within the next year… Any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated. Building Inspector: I have viewed … Continue reading →

A Sad Story of What Can Happen Without a Permit

One of our readers sent this the other day. “We owned 70 acres in Lake County CO, surrounded by national forest with the exception of one small strip privately owned. The only access was a seasonal forest service road. Once … Continue reading →