Codes and Standards

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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October 18, 2012

Universal Contracting LLC of American Fork, Utah, has filed suit challenging the constitutionalit...

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October 18, 2012

Princeton, N.J. residents criticized proposed legislation that would exempt private colleges and...

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October 11, 2012

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is launching an alternative dispute reso...

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October 11, 2012

The Commercial Building Modernization Act recently introduced in the Senate would extend and stre...

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October 11, 2012

The town of Morristown, N.Y., has dropped charges of building code violations against local Amish...

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October 11, 2012

The city council of Mesquite, Nev., voted against adopting a new energy efficiency code adopted b...

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October 11, 2012

The borough of Bloomingdale, N.J., recently adopted regulations for solar-energy and wind energy...

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October 04, 2012

A bill to extend the expired residential energy efficiency tax credit for installing qualified fu...

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October 04, 2012

A free online tool can calculate the amount of energy savings from installation of a green roof....

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October 04, 2012

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enhanced its variances Web page to impro...

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October 04, 2012

The Society of Environmentally Responsible Facilities (SERF), a Chicago-based environmental build...

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October 03, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Later this year, we will launch Best AEC Firms 2012. We’re looking for firms that create truly po...

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September 28, 2012

Sequestration, or the implementation of automatic budget cuts as of January 2013, would slash gov...

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September 28, 2012

There were 721 construction-workplace deaths in 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics...

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September 28, 2012

Investment in data centers built to green standards will increase from the $17.1 billion predicte...

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September 28, 2012

The California Air Resources Board made changes to a rule limiting off-road diesel emissions that...

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September 20, 2012

After a Suffolk County grand jury recommended stiffer fines for illegal demolitions, Smithtown, N...

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September 20, 2012

The Associated General Contractors of America will continue to provide fall protection safety tra...

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September 20, 2012

The unauthorized construction of a fifth-floor penthouse on a downtown East Lansing, Mich. mixed-...

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September 20, 2012

Green standards may have to take into account the impact of reflective roofs on rainfall in the d...

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