Codes and Standards
The Green Building Initiative has released “The Guiding Principles Compliance for New Constructio...read more
Metcalf spent more than $76 million on a military construction project and sued to recoup costs....
The 2015 draft of the Steel Joist Institute’s “Single Joist Standard Specification for K-, LH-, a...read more
The U.S. Green Building Council has introduced “Education @USGBC” a new educational platform....
OSHA’s proposal to postpone the compliance date for crane operator certification by three years w...read more
Among the suggestions were rooftop solar energy systems and cool roofs, which could be encouraged...read more
The Obama Administration wants to boost fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks for mode...read more
Using weather forecasts to predict outdoor temperature changes can lead to significant energy sav...read more
The project is $100 million over budget and has missed its scheduled completion date.
OSHA says the rules will protect workers and prevent 700 fatalities annually. Others say the rule...read more
State and city officials are pushing for increased bonding capacity to pay for the storm shelters...
Freddie Mac will gather data on energy and water use from property owners, and encourage lenders...read more
Sixteen years ago, the Los Angeles City Council decided against requiring retrofits of existing b...read more
Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requi...read more
LEED v4 projects will be the first to experience the new LEED Online platform with streamlined do...read more
The Energy Department has finalized new energy efficiency standards for metal halide lamp fixture...read more
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it would extend the comment period for a p...read more
Using LEED certification as a marketing tool is perceived by developers to be a successful tool,...read more
The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing’s PV Taskforce is releasing the first public d...read more
The expansion of a tax-abatement program for green roofs under New York state law doubles the pre...read more
Proposed legislation to further regulate the building of micro apartments has triggered appeals f...read more
The Pennsylvania Department of Education owes about $1 billion to numerous school districts for a...read more
Tests showed winds can cause photovoltaic panels to destroy waterproof membranes.
Some 1,500 concrete structures built in Los Angeles before 1980 could be vulnerable to earthquake...read more
The new version addresses recent changes in federal contracting.
Despite misleading media reports, January 1 did not mark a ban on the manufacture or import of 60...read more
There are 71 new LEED Interpretations, including 65 for Homes and Multifamily Midrise.
ASHRAE Standard 169, Climatic Data for Building Design Standards, now includes climatic...read more
Recent winners of the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge include a brick made from bac...read more
Our experts say no, but it could save lives. In this report, they offer recommendations on securi...read more