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June 25,2014

The Studio is the first to be launched as part of the AIA Foundation’s National Resilience Program, which plans to open a total of five Regional...

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May 28,2014

Architect Butch Grimes, who examined the wreckage after a half-mile tornado struck Tuscaloosa, Ala., believes toughening building codes can reduce...

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May 19,2014

Massive storm surge barriers would be too costly for the potential benefit to protect New York City from violent storms like Hurricane Sandy,...

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May 13,2014

The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, have issued a joint statement on resilience,...

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May 08,2014

The City of Vancouver’s ban on doorknobs in all new buildings, which went into effect last month, has drawn a strong reaction from the public and...

May 08,2014

The American Concrete Institute’s completely reorganized ACI 318-14, “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary,” is open...

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May 03,2014

California’s recent revisions to Title 24 contain ambitious performance goals: all residential buildings must be Zero Net Energy by 2020 and...

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April 18,2014

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that distinct portions of a mixed-used building may be treated as distinct and different...

April 10,2014

The compilation ASTM Standards in Building Codes contains more than 1,300 ASTM construction specifications, practices and test methods, and is now...

April 10,2014

Starting in June, California’s latest version of its Title 24 building code kicks in, requiring several systems come with demand response...