Codes and Standards

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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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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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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...

February 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Freddie Mac will gather data on energy and water use from property owners, and encourage lenders...

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February 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Sixteen years ago, the Los Angeles City Council decided against requiring retrofits of existing b...

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February 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requi...

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January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

LEED v4 projects will be the first to experience the new LEED Online platform with streamlined do...

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January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Energy Department has finalized new energy efficiency standards for metal halide lamp fixture...

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January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it would extend the comment period for a p...

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January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Using LEED certification as a marketing tool is perceived by developers to be a successful tool,...

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January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing’s PV Taskforce is releasing the first public d...

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January 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The expansion of a tax-abatement program for green roofs under New York state law doubles the pre...

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January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Proposed legislation to further regulate the building of micro apartments has triggered appeals f...

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January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Pennsylvania Department of Education owes about $1 billion to numerous school districts for a...

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January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Tests showed winds can cause photovoltaic panels to destroy waterproof membranes. 

January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Some 1,500 concrete structures built in Los Angeles before 1980 could be vulnerable to earthquake...

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January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new version addresses recent changes in federal contracting.

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Despite misleading media reports, January 1 did not mark a ban on the manufacture or import of 60...

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January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

There are 71 new LEED Interpretations, including 65 for Homes and Multifamily Midrise.

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

ASHRAE Standard 169, Climatic Data for Building Design Standards, now includes climatic...

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