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North America

Is asbestos making a comeback?

This past June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed “significant new use rule” (SNUR) on asbestos. This article provides risk mitigation advice and highlights why liability fears will likely deter its use by design professionals.

Protecting your business from wildfire

Wildfires in the western U.S. have been increasing in frequency and duration since the mid-1980s, posing a significant threat to buildings and lives. This article looks at three sources of wildfire ignition and how businesses can address building vulnerabilities by creating a defensible space zone.