Codes and Standards

December 14, 2012 |

New York City lags behind other large cities in recycling with only 15% of residential trash bein...

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December 14, 2012 |

In November, the construction industry shed 20,000 jobs and its unemployment rate reached 12.2%,...

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December 14, 2012 |

More than 150 industry professionals will discuss the development of regulatory and legislative a...

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December 04, 2012 |

A roofing worker from Cortland County, N.Y., has been awarded $2 million in damages due to the in...

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December 04, 2012 |

The mayor of San Jose, Calif., plans to issue new construction permits worth an estimated $1 bill...

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December 04, 2012 |

The Construction Specification Institute’s sustainability practice group is offering a webinar No...

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December 04, 2012 |

The U.S. Green Building Council expects to substantially revise LEED next year, requiring builder...

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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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