Codes and Standards

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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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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