Codes and Standards

September 20, 2012

Earth Advantage Institute announced a new green building certification aimed at new or substantia...

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September 17, 2012

ASTM International and NTA, Inc. are developing a new standard for Structural Insulated Panels (S...

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September 17, 2012

As more urban mixed-use and residential developments aim to encourage residents to walk and use m...

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September 17, 2012

One worker was killed after he and others plunged 40 feet through an unfinished upscale Brooklyn...

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September 17, 2012

NRCA University will offer a class called “Photovoltaic Roof Systems: Energizing Your Business” O...

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September 17, 2012

The relatively little damage from a 7.6 earthquake was due in large part to strict building codes...

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September 17, 2012

“One of the most effective ways to greatly increase a building’s strength and safety during hurri...

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September 14, 2012

Construction would stop downtown for six months while Lorain, Ohio officials consider a developme...

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September 14, 2012

The Related Companies has won wage-cutting agreements with four dozen construction unions in its...

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September 14, 2012

Business and labor groups have combined forces to push for a change to California's Environmental...

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September 14, 2012

Remarking on the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, which devastated south Florida;...

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September 14, 2012

Texas has the most diverse weather risk in the country, with exposure to nine different types of...

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August 30, 2012

The new rule will streamline OSHA’s standards by eliminating the separate cranes and derricks sta...

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August 30, 2012

This action may foreshadow federal spending cuts scheduled for year's end if Congress takes no ac...

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August 30, 2012

The CRRC-1 standard covers specimen preparation and test methods for measuring the initial and ag...

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August 30, 2012

About 7 billion more sf of commercial space is expected in the pipeline.

August 30, 2012

Currently, LEED green building standards only accept timber products certified by the Forest Stew...

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August 10, 2012

The Minnesota state Court of Appeals rejected St. Paul's attempt to adopt a policy on egress wind...

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August 10, 2012

A blaze that destroyed a 197-unit apartment building in St. Louis, Mo., displacing 250 residents,...

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August 10, 2012

It is important for businesses to understand that an existing ramp at a building entrance may not...

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August 10, 2012

Construction professionals will be able to take a wide range of mandatory and optional safety tra...

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August 10, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The town of Greensburg, Kan., virtually destroyed by a tornado in 2007, decided to rebuild 13 pub...

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August 02, 2012

After charges filed against Bovis Lend Lease in April led to an admission of guilt and $56 millio...

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August 02, 2012

A Clark County, Nevada district court judge ruled that the unfinished Harmon Hotel at CityCenter,...

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August 02, 2012

A new report by the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council highlights four...

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August 02, 2012

A two-day summit focused on green building in the affordable housing market will be held Nov. 13...

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August 02, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

A total of 726 buildings were inspected for unsafe conditions, and 266 did not meet safety codes,...

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July 27, 2012 | Posted by BD+C Staff

Green roofs and other green infrastructure would be required to capture stormwater under a draft...

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July 27, 2012 | Posted by BD+C Staff

Code enforcement officials in Charlotte, NC gave the okay for the SouthPark Mall to reopen after...

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July 27, 2012 | Posted by BD+C Staff

The National Roofing Contractors Association’s update of its Guidelines for Roof Systems With...

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