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Preview: Fire-Resistant Building Materials Stir Debate

A new bill seeks to impose more fire prevention measures on builders, but will it prove overzealous for developers and builders in an industry already fraught with financial and regulatory challenges?Last month, Los Angeles City Council passed a motion that proposes to expand fire life safety building practices in the city. The regulatory changes were inspired by the Da Vinci arson fire in downtown L.A., as well as the Woolsey Fire and the related Camp Fire that burned in Los Angeles and Ventura counties several years ago.Read the full story in the April 12 issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

Michael Aushenker
Michael Aushenker
A graduate of Cornell University, Michael covers commercial real estate for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Prior to the Business Journal, Michael covered the community and entertainment beats as a staff writer for various newspapers, including the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, The Palisadian-Post, The Argonaut and Acorn Newspapers. He has also freelanced for the Santa Barbara Independent, VC Reporter, Malibu Times and Los Feliz Ledger.

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