Codes and Standards

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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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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