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November 03,2011

Despite tough safety codes approved a decade ago after earthquakes killed 18,000 people, lax enforcement led to hundreds of deaths after a recent...

November 03,2011

A uniform code for green construction is being readied for publication in March.

October 31,2011

Buildings taller than 420 feet are now required to include an extra exit stairwell or a specially designed elevator that occupants can use for...

October 28,2011

An ordinance would amend county building codes to promote better walking environments, encourage more bicycling, improve access to healthy foods (...

October 28,2011

Both major political parties and the Obama Administration support repealing a law that would withhold 3% of all government contracts.

October 28,2011

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) now requires a training module on the top four causes of death for construction workers...

October 28,2011

Owners of every New York City commercial and residential building larger than 50,000 sf will have to post each building’s energy use online by...

October 28,2011

A new ISO standard specifies safety requirements for escalators and moving walks.

October 20,2011

The LEED 2012 rating system, set to launch in November 2012, will contain features to make sure buildings function as intended, and improve over...

October 20,2011

New York City is moving towards a development design review process that will let officials and developers review blueprints for new projects...