Codes and Standards

December 04, 2012

The ANSI/BIFMA e3-2012 Furniture Sustainability Standard now includes an additional point for fur...

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December 04, 2012

Voters passed fewer ballot measures related to construction projects this year than they did in 2...

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December 04, 2012

More than half of the respondents to a survey of members of the Green Building Council in 62 coun...

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December 04, 2012

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the newly developed safety and perf...

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December 04, 2012

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has published QAG-2-12, Voluntary...

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December 04, 2012

“(LEED is) much better than a mandatory building code because you get a little wiggle room in the...

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December 04, 2012

The Potomac River’s health stands to suffer if the region does not change its development and bui...

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December 04, 2012

Some towers in Miami, rebuilt after a hurricane in 2005, were allowed to be constructed under old...

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December 04, 2012

The Durst Organization, the developer of the first LEED platinum certified skyscraper in the coun...

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December 04, 2012

Cities of the future can be both more resilient and more sustainable by promoting strategies that...

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December 04, 2012

Legislation that allowed local governments to direct excess property tax dollars from tax-increme...

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November 29, 2012

Green procurement policies or green building mandates can help accelerate the adoption of green b...

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November 29, 2012

An effective document management system is necessary to stay in compliance with new and forthcomi...

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November 29, 2012

Researchers aim to gauge how buildings constructed with reinforced concrete withstand an earthqua...

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November 29, 2012

Experts on insurance, weather, and catastrophe modeling say the role of climate change in Hurrica...

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November 29, 2012

The New York Building Congress says it will voluntarily pay a tax declared unconstitutional by th...

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November 01, 2012

Investigators are examining a construction crane collapse atop a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in...

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November 01, 2012

A construction error is the chief suspect in the partial collapse of a parking garage at Miami-Da...

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November 01, 2012

A new European Union timber regulation prohibits the “placing on the market of illegally harveste...

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November 01, 2012

A new mapping tool from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Boston design firm can ca...

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November 01, 2012

The demand for green roofs and living walls is expected to climb from $5.3 billion in 2011 to $7....

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October 25, 2012

As buildings become more efficient and begin to use distributed electricity generation, they will...

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October 25, 2012

The city of Nashville, Tenn., is promoting the installation of green roofs through a measure prov...

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October 25, 2012

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Saf...

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October 25, 2012

AGC will hold a free webinar on sequestration and its potential impact on federal construction co...

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October 25, 2012

Two Philadelphia city councilmen are trying to crack down on the "underground economy" of develop...

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October 18, 2012

The city of Chicago has mandated that all new buildings that require any public funds must be LEE...

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October 18, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's inclusion of commercial buildings in a residential lea...

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October 18, 2012

OSHA is investigating the collapse of a five-story concrete parking garage under construction at...

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October 18, 2012

About $2 billion worth of construction and design projects would be eliminated if scheduled feder...

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