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January 08,2014

Strengthened sprinkler regulations proposed for the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) could help a movement to allow midrise wood...

January 08,2014

Architect Gerhard Becker was sentenced to a year in LA county jail after pleading no contest to the manslaughter of a firefighter who died while...

January 08,2014

Proposed changes include mandating the insulation of hot water piping in new buildings. 

January 02,2014

City officials in Akron, Ohio want to prevent stormwater from entering its combined sewer system through the use of green infrastructure.

December 26,2013

Cloud-based building automation tools and product disclosure declarations are among the green building mega-trends identified by industry...

December 20,2013

A new tool from the engineering firm Buro Happold takes into account both energy and economic performance of buildings for a true measure of...

December 11,2013

Buildings in tornado-prone areas should be constructed to withstand strong winds just as hurricanes are factored into building codes in coastal...

December 04,2013

The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)—the code that serves as the model for states’ codes—has undergone final changes.

December 03,2013

Current federal contracting laws are discouraging talented architects from competing for federal contracts, depriving government and, by inference...

November 27,2013

The goal of making it easier for people to age in place led to amendments to Vancouver, B.C.’s building code including banning doorknobs in favor...