Codes and Standards

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June 30, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

New research findings indicate that for the first time more than half of projects above $10 milli...

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June 26, 2014 | AIA

The Studio is the first to be launched as part of the AIA Foundation’s National Resilience Progra...

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This webinar explores bathroom design trends in multifamily and commercial applications and offers solutions to design challenges such as meeting accessibility guidelines and complying with codes. Click here to view the webinar now!

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June 19, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Pittsboro, N.C., Board of Commissioners approved the master plan for Chatham Park, a massive...

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June 19, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Senate reached a compromise deal combining elements of two competing Veterans Administra...

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June 19, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Department of Commerce tentatively agreed to assess tariffs of up to 35% on solar equipm...

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June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Performance monitoring guidance is a key feature of the document. It provides designers of BAS sy...

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June 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A bipartisan proposal from U.S. Reps. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., would make roo...

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June 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has created the first standards to compa...

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June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Volunteers in Berkeley, Calif., are collecting signatures for the “Green Downtown & Public Co...

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Under the original plan, the complex was scheduled to be finished as early as th
June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A massive new headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security is more than $1.5 billion over...

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The Big U is one of six resiliency proposals moving forward. Renderings courtesy
June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Obama Administration has pledged $1 billion in federal funding to protect the New York City r...

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June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Farmers Insurance filed nine class action suits against nearly 200 communities in the Chicago are...

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June 02, 2014 | Green Parking Council

The Green Parking Council, an affiliate of the International Parking Institute, has launched the...

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May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

New York City developers are using rooftop wind turbines in an effort to attract buyers by highli...

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Tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Photo: Thilo Parg via Wikimedia Commons; Lice
May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architect Butch Grimes, who examined the wreckage after a half-mile tornado struck Tuscaloosa, Al...

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CBRE's global headquarters in Los Angeles is the world's first WELL-certified co
May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The standard is the first protocol of its kind that focuses on improving human wellness within th...

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May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

For some building owners, a new measurement standard could mean that their building would shrink...

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May 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff
The publication provides guidelines on interface requirements between chilled-water systems and...
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May 23, 2014 | BD+C Editors

The Niobrara Data Center Energy Park project in Colorado will be the first data center to be full...

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Getting to net zero: How do we power an existing building with all renewable ene
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 73-page report breaks down the incremental cost premiums for transforming three LEED Platinum...

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UT Dallas 74,000-sf Student Services Building, the first academic structure in T
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Preliminary DOE analysis shows that the ASHRAE/IES’s 2013 energy efficiency standard contains ene...

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May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Federal disaster policy should shift its focus toward mitigation in order to reduce future disast...

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The Keystone XL Pipeline is a proposed 1,179 mile (1,897 km), 36-inch-diameter c
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The legislation focused on energy efficiency standards such as water heaters with smart meters an...

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May 19, 2014 | BD+C staff

The improved economy has boosted construction starts, but a shortage of experienced trade workers...

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May 13, 2014 | AIA

The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, h...

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May 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Thanks largely to an ambitious program to boost the use of LED lighting in its buildings, Los Ang...

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May 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The City of Vancouver’s ban on doorknobs in all new buildings, which went into effect last month,...

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May 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The most resilient cities in the world, including five in the U.S., have attributes that would en...

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May 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Introduced in August 2013, the proposal would lower allowable levels of crystalline silica in all...

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May 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

California’s recent revisions to Title 24 contain ambitious performance goals: all residential bu...

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