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An Owner’s Guide to Accessibility Claims in Washington

When owners engage architects and accessibility consultants to design their projects, they naturally expect good design, but they must also be sure the design provides all users with the practical ability to use and enjoy the end result. Civil rights acts such as the ADA and Fair Housing Act were enacted to provide certain protected … Continue Reading

One to Watch: BIAW Sues to Stop New Washington Residential Energy Efficiency Standards

In November 2009 the Washington State Building Code Council (“WSBCC”) approved amendments to the Washington State Residential Energy Code imposing additional energy efficiency requirements for newly permitted homes.  The controversial changes, found in Chapter 9 of the new Code, are scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2010. The new regulation at issue requires that … Continue Reading
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