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July 26,2013

Building codes have effectively outlawed the bottom end of the private housing market, driving up rents on everything above it, argues the...

July 11,2013

An amendment to a Michigan appropriations budget authorizes an increase in state debt to pay for state university construction projects. But some...

July 11,2013

Skanska USA resigned from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over the Chamber’s decision to support the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition....

July 11,2013

Pennsylvania lawmakers are working on a bill to update demolition codes, in the wake of a fatal building collapse in Philadelphia in June. ...

July 11,2013

A plan to build pre-fab apartment buildings at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been challenged by a lawsuit filed by the Plumbing Foundation...

July 05,2013

The California master building code, set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, includes a few changes that could push automated, open-standards-based...

June 27,2013

Underestimating thermal bridging can greatly undermine a building’s performance contributing to heating load variances of up to 30% and cooling...

June 27,2013

The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) passed a slate of sustainability resolutions that renew its commitment to local green building and clean...

By BD+C Staff June 19,2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration has proposed new building codes for hospitals and multifamily dwellings in New York City to help them be...

June 12,2013

More than 90% of New York City schools have at least one outstanding building code violation. Loose wires, stuck doors and inadequate ventilation...