Codes and Standards

October 31, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The proposed new code will increase the mandatory installation of occupancy sensors and daylighti...

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October 31, 2013 | BD+C Editors

Green-building and accessibility are the major themes of the 2013 updates to California’s constru...

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October 31, 2013 | BD+C Editors

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the public comment period on its s...

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The 260,000-sf 901 K Street building is among the green offices in Washington, D
October 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In 2011, about 33% of new office buildings in the U.S. were built to green standards, but in the...

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October 25, 2013 | BD+C Editor

Changes to LEED in LEED v4 are so dramatic that they will send ripples into other industries and...

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October 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Supplement No. 2 to the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) standard Prequalified...

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October 25, 2013 | BD+C Editor

In California, there are still hundreds of concrete buildings that need reinforcement to bring th...

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October 18, 2013 | BD+C Editors

With countries not tackling climate change aggressively, cities are in the best position to drive...

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October 18, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Associated General Contractors of America and the HR Policy Association are reportedly consid...

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U40 Summit participants gathered for a group photo at the conclusion of the Visi
October 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Sixty-five up-and-coming AEC stars presented their big ideas for solving pressing social, economi...

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October 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Regulations such as the E-Verify rule and the Affordable Care Act could hinder contractors from h...

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October 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The LEED Professional Credential exams for the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty de...

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The bill, introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman in April 2013, h
October 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Senate spent the first two weeks of September trying to pass bipartisan energy efficiency leg...

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October 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Many large construction projects in Arizona are going green by paying attention to energy efficie...

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September 26, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The newly revised ConsensusDocs standard subcontract (ConsensusDocs 752 for federal work) will ma...

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September 26, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The RoofPoint green-rating system can be used to construct more energy-efficient and sustainable...

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September 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The movement toward green building has been slow to catch on in the casino industry, but that cou...

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September 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The local fire chief says solar panels are partly to blame after a 300,000 sf refrigerated wareho...

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September 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

San Francisco is poised to drop a requirement that skyscrapers have refill stations so firefighte...

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September 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The healthcare industry has experienced great attention from The Joint Commission concerning fire...

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September 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Since 2000, at least three individuals have died as a result of falling from the upper decks of s...

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September 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Contractors that fall short of new federal hiring rules concerning veterans and disabled persons...

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September 06, 2013

Outdated building codes and lack of a master plan slowed the initial rebuilding stage after a dev...

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September 06, 2013

A group of 11 construction trade associations has created the Construction Industry Safety Coalit...

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September 06, 2013

Some contractors say Ohio's new system puts small and midsize construction companies at a disadva...

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September 06, 2013

California authorized $1.2 billion for jail construction in 2007, but not a single county in the...

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September 06, 2013 | By BDC Staff

Since the beginning of 2013, the USGBC has followed more than 125 bills across 34 states that see...

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August 28, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Some businesses are pushing back against proposed rules requiring federal contractors to step up...

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August 20, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Florida Geological Survey and the state’s emergency department will receive a $1.08 million f...

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August 20, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles city officials have voted to revitalize a notorious Watts housing project with shops,...

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