Codes and Standards

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April 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new report from LBNL says that white roofs are three times more effective than green roofs at “...

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April 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The district’s intent to use natural features to absorb stormwater reflects an urban trend that o...

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March 31, 2014 | Plaza Construction

EKO Flood Protection created a flood prevention solution for one of New York City's largest offic...

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March 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Solar panels may soon be installed on the face of Big Ben in London as part of the U.K.'s initiat...

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Having the correct model views loaded and visibility settings adjusted prior to
March 31, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Process mapping, split models, and streamlined coordination meetings are among the timesaving tec...

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March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The move will affect 24 districts that have schools inside Oklahoma City limits.

March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

With developers in Santa Monica, Calif., looking for ways to build green more inexpensively, the...

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March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The resolution specifically mentions LEED v4, and calls for the U.S. Green Building Council to co...

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This city lot breaks numerous major rules in the code. Photo: Google Street View
March 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The city has been operating a downtown dirt parking lot in violation of its own code and the fede...

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March 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The wood lobby is pushing Canadian provinces to pass “wood first” legislation specifying wood fra...

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March 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency published a new rule this month that will require the constru...

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March 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Policy Alliance has launched a campaign to make the clai...

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March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The issue was raised in the wake of a tragic fire at a seniors' residence in L'Isle-Verte. 

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March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

It provides information to assist with the proper specification and use of pressure-treated South...

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March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

President Barack Obama would spend $1 billion to “better understand the projected impacts of clim...

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March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Two supervisors charged that a lack of adequate code enforcement has led to blight from dilapidat...

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March 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After a recent successful challenge of the scientific methodology used to redraw the coastal high...

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March 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Construction contractors and developers in New York state face $3 billion more in costs and 667 m...

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Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building. Photo: V. Smoothe via Wikimedia Commons
February 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Green Building Initiative has released “The Guiding Principles Compliance for New Constructio...

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February 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Metcalf spent more than $76 million on a military construction project and sued to recoup costs....

February 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 2015 draft of the Steel Joist Institute’s “Single Joist Standard Specification for K-, LH-, a...

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February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Green Building Council has introduced “Education @USGBC” a new educational platform.

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February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

OSHA’s proposal to postpone the compliance date for crane operator certification by three years w...

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February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Among the suggestions were rooftop solar energy systems and cool roofs, which could be encouraged...

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February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Obama Administration wants to boost fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks for mode...

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February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Using weather forecasts to predict outdoor temperature changes can lead to significant energy sav...

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February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project is $100 million over budget and has missed its scheduled completion date.

February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

OSHA says the rules will protect workers and prevent 700 fatalities annually. Others say the rule...

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February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

State and city officials are pushing for increased bonding capacity to pay for the storm shelters...

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