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City: Fire-ravaged house not inspected - Boston Herald

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 04:06

WCVB Boston

City: Fire-ravaged house not inspected
Boston Herald
We have no record that the landlord for this particular building ever requested a rental re-inspection, as required by law every time a rental unit changes tenants in the city of Boston,” Glascock said. “That's not to say anything the city of Boston ...
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Boston University student killed in Allston fire ID'dWCVB Boston
Boston officials investigating Sunday's deadly fire in Allston - NECN.comNECN

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Inspired inspector creates sculpture for college - Record-Searchlight

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 00:06

Inspired inspector creates sculpture for college
Record-Searchlight
Jim Phillips of Redding is a building inspector and a sculptor. Both viewpoints came into play when he created “Points of Perspective,” a new outdoor sculpture at Shasta College in Redding. The artwork, which he donated to the college, is composed of ...

9/11 plane's landing gear spurs inspection for human remains - Newsday

Sat, 04/27/2013 - 20:58

Newsday

9/11 plane's landing gear spurs inspection for human remains
Newsday
The landing gear was wedged between the back walls of the apartment building and the mosque, which once prompted virulent national debate about Islam and free speech. An inspector on the mosque site's roof noticed the debris, which includes a clearly ...
NY police: Landing gear part found, is tied to 9/11KETK
Landing gear believed to be from 9/11 jet found near NY siteGrays Harbor Daily World
Wedged Between Buildings, Plane Part Could Be From Sept. 11Northwest Public Radio
Raw Story -WIBW
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Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College buys former BCMH building - Daily Mining Gazette

Sat, 04/27/2013 - 05:13

Daily Mining Gazette

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College buys former BCMH building
Daily Mining Gazette
"It's been several months we've been waiting (for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality indoor air quality and hazardous material assessments, and a building inspection), and we thought we'd be able to get in the facility this fall, but we ...

Building, zoning chief brings a world of experience to Sidney - Sidney Sun Telegraph

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 23:08

Sidney Sun Telegraph

Building, zoning chief brings a world of experience to Sidney
Sidney Sun Telegraph
The new building official also has conducted inspections in 30 states and five different countries, including Canada, Mexico, Jamaica and the Virgin Islands. Rowan said that originally he wanted to be a carpenter and that he attended a Nebraska ...

Bangladeshis Burn Factories to Protest Unsafe Conditions - New York Times

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 19:09

New York Times

Bangladeshis Burn Factories to Protest Unsafe Conditions
New York Times
Cracks had been discovered in the structure a day earlier, and police officials and industry leaders say they had asked the factory bosses to stop work until the building had been inspected. “I wouldn't call it an accident,” the government's ...
In our opinion: Tragedy in Bangladesh, victims must not be forgottenDeseret News
Bangladesh building collapse: anger amid desperate search for survivorsThe Guardian
Big Brands Refused To Use Factory Safety Plan, Hundreds Die In BuildingNews One
ABC Online -the Diplomat -Mail & Guardian Online
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Residents warned of "fake" building inspectors - Kawartha Media Group

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 12:12

Residents warned of "fake" building inspectors
Kawartha Media Group
Residents are advised to ask anyone claiming they are a building inspector with the City of Peterborough for identification, after reports that one or more people have posed as staff to try and get into houses while occupants are home. According to a ...

Audit: Village of the Branch may have made 'poor business decision' - Newsday - Newsday

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 05:47

Audit: Village of the Branch may have made 'poor business decision' - Newsday
Newsday
The arrangement -- in which building inspector Gerard Harris kept 50 percent of inspection fees to supplement his $8,000 annual salary -- was discontinued this month when Harris was formally appointed to the post by the village board, village clerk ...

Greensboro's rental inspection plan hits snag - Greensboro News & Record

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 04:21

Greensboro's rental inspection plan hits snag
Greensboro News & Record
Forbid residential building inspections unless a complaint or inspection request is filed, inspectors have “actual knowledge” of unsafe conditions, code problems are visible from outside, the property has two or more violations in a year or the ...

Bangladesh building collapse: anger amid desperate search for survivors - The Guardian

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 18:05

The Guardian

Bangladesh building collapse: anger amid desperate search for survivors
The Guardian
"The earlier fire and yesterday's tragedy of the building collapse serves to highlight the chronic state of fire and building safety in the country. It is clear that the building inspection regulations are simply not working. Therefore … it falls to ...
Western Firms Feel Pressure as Toll Rises in BangladeshNew York Times
In our opinion: Tragedy in Bangladesh, victims must not be forgottenDeseret News
Bangladesh factory collapse: Who really pays for our cheap clothes?CNN
Human Rights Watch -Telegraph.co.uk -Huffington Post Canada
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Death Toll Hits 194 in Bangladeshi Building Collapse - New York Times

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 09:38

New York Times

Death Toll Hits 194 in Bangladeshi Building Collapse
New York Times
The building collapse on Wednesday quickly revived questions about the commitment of local factory owners, Bangladeshi officials and global brands to provide safe working conditions. The Bangladeshi news media reported that inspection teams had ...
Primark 'shocked' by Bangladesh building collapseTelegraph.co.uk
Day after cracks were found, Bangladesh factory collapse leaves 125-plus dead ...Christian Science Monitor
Latest Bangladesh Garment Factory Disaster Kills Over 100Fashionista
World Socialist Web Site -Asia Times Online -San Jose Mercury News media center
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Brunswick chief inspector steps down amid allegations - StarNewsOnline.com

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 22:48

Brunswick chief inspector steps down amid allegations
StarNewsOnline.com
Huey Marshall, county attorney, said County Manager Marty Lawing will have final say on whether Aycock will receive a pay cut and who will take over as chief building inspector. Aycock makes about $76,000 a year. Lawing was out of the office Wednesday.

Iowa: DNR Derelict Building Grant Program - FireEngineering.com

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 03:39

Iowa: DNR Derelict Building Grant Program
FireEngineering.com
One project will complete an asbestos inspection at a abandoned commercial building and the other project will abate asbestos and deconstruct the old fire station. A new building to house the fire department will be built to replace the deconstructed ...

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Leon County to Offer After-Hours Building Inspection - WCTV

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 22:01

Leon County to Offer After-Hours Building Inspection
WCTV
Leon County Government understands that building projects, both big and small, happen day and night, weekdays and weekends. If a family needs electrical service repaired to power appliances or their heating and cooling, the work may occur after-hours ...

DNR awards grants to 19 communities to help with derelict buildings - Radio Iowa - Radio Iowa

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 06:27

DNR awards grants to 19 communities to help with derelict buildings - Radio Iowa
Radio Iowa
One project will complete an asbestos inspection at a abandoned commercial building and the other project will abate asbestos and deconstruct the old fire station. A new building to house the fire department will be built to replace the deconstructed ...

Falling down - pharostribune.com

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 05:23

Falling down
pharostribune.com
After the demolition of the building at 208 N. Sixth St., Building Commissioner Bill Drinkwine said he's working with the city administration to establish a regular inspection schedule for the privately-owned properties. Because the building owners ...

Irish Government to Enforce Stricter Building Regulations - DesignBuild Source

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 21:07

DesignBuild Source

Irish Government to Enforce Stricter Building Regulations
DesignBuild Source
The Building Control Amendment Regulations 2013 will be put into place through assigned certifiers, a group that includes a variety of industry professionals such as architects, building surveyors or engineers. Assigned certifiers are expected to be ...

DNR Derelict Building Grant Program Awards Grants to 19 Rural Communities - FireEngineering.com

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 02:55

DNR Derelict Building Grant Program Awards Grants to 19 Rural Communities
FireEngineering.com
One project will complete an asbestos inspection at a abandoned commercial building and the other project will abate asbestos and deconstruct the old fire station. A new building to house the fire department will be built to replace the deconstructed ...

SHC seeks heritage building inspection compliance report - Pakistan Daily Times

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 21:53

SHC seeks heritage building inspection compliance report
Pakistan Daily Times
KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday once again directed secretary culture and heritage department to appear in a court and place on record the compliance report pertaining to inspection of Rambagh Quarters, a building protected under the heritage ...

Legal arguments heard on 770 Sandy Street federal lawsuit - The Times Herald

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 20:48

Legal arguments heard on 770 Sandy Street federal lawsuit
The Times Herald
Bruce Fazio of Upper Providence built the 26-unit condominium building at 770 Sandy Street with a $2.5 million construction loan from St. Edmonds Federal Savings Bank. Defective construction eventually led to municipal inspections, a court-ordered ...