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Masthead Weekly 05.24.19

Today we’re going deep on something you know you should know, but probably don’t: building codes. The CityLab writer Amanda Kolson Hurley argues that climate change is making their role more urgent. We’ll also give you a quick heads-up on a few stories that will bubble into the news next week, and an update on what’s new in the Masthead community. Scroll on.

What to Know: Building Codes

By Amanda Kolson Hurley

What we’re watching: Happy Building Safety Month! Americans might associate May with finally wearing short sleeves again or firing up the grill for a Memorial Day cookout. But the International Code Council (ICC) has deemed the month a time to celebrate the intangible rules that shape the man-made world around us—building codes.

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