Codes and Standards

April 26, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

In the wake of the recent scandal at the General Services Administration in which workers spent l...

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April 26, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Those wanting to pursue development in heavily regulated and environmentally sensitive areas are...

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April 26, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

New York’s City Council introduced a measure last week that would require the city’s 7,000 elevat...

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April 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

AAMA 611-12 describes test procedures and requirements for high performance (Class I) and commerc...

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April 19, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A fight is brewing in the Michigan legislature over how many fully qualified electricians must be...

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April 19, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Aberdeen may become the first city in Washington to base a building code on rising oceans and glo...

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April 19, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

This seminar will review recent changes in energy codes, examples of building enclosure wall asse...

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April 19, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Philadelphia's $2 billion plan to manage its storm water with green methods including porous pave...

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April 19, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The updated LEED 2012 system will introduce a new credit category, “Location and Transportation,”...

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April 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Given the rapid transformations occurring in the federal construction sector, FMI examines the ke...

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April 16, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The result, the researchers say, could be technologies capable of cutting the carbon footprint cr...

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April 13, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Though Congress passed a defense budget preventing the Department of Defense from spending money...

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April 13, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Following a worker’s death, the collapse of a century-old, two-story warehouse under demolition a...

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April 13, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A community building in Oregon and an office building in California are the first two projects to...

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April 13, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit sharply curtailed the period of time that companie...

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April 13, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

This seminar will trace the origins of green codes, how they compare and differ from the rating s...

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April 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

On March 15, the most significant changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) since it b...

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April 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Florida ranks highest among 18 hurricane-region states for building codes and their enforcement,...

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April 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

An AIA official calls the new International Green Construction Code (IgCC) a “game changer” for s...

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April 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

New energy codes could add thousands of dollars to the construction costs of each individual apar...

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April 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The U.S. Green Building Council’s updated LEED 2012 standards will require two systems to be mode...

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March 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

This seminar will review recent changes in North America energy codes, examples of building enclo...

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March 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A magnitude-7.4 earthquake that shook Mexico from Mexico City to Acapulco damaged hundreds of hom...

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March 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The Chicago City Council’s Zoning Committee approved a zoning change that will allow up to 50% of...

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March 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Last year, developers of 23,000 U.S. multifamily housing units applied for LEED certification....

March 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

According to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the third draft of LEED 2012, if approved as w...

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March 22, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A California appellate court ruled that an insurance broker did not have a duty to inform a subco...

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March 22, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The Bloomberg administration is considering letting operators of giant tower cranes get their lic...

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