Codes and Standards

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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March 15, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The new 2010 code establishes minimum design and construction requirements to protect buildings f...

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March 15, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Macomb, Illinois aldermen voted to recommend that the city not adopt 2012 international building...

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March 15, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

With thousands of New York City rental units posing potential dangers to tenants, city advocates...

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March 15, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Last year, only 5% of federal contract dollars went to small disadvantaged businesses. Constructi...

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March 15, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved two American Society of Safety Engi...

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March 08, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Two University of Toronto engineers have developed “viscoelastic-energy-dissipating dampers” to r...

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March 08, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A March 22 webinar will provide an overview of a 28-step process during the design of a building...

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March 08, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A federal rule meant to protect the lungs of workers has been caught in bureaucratic purgatory fo...

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March 08, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Several key changes are proposed for the LEED-...

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March 08, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A new study by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the University of Michigan’s Taubman C...

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March 02, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A bill in the California Assembly would allow the state to pool together property owners’ energy-...

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March 02, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

There are many other recognized national, state and local programs that offer a variety of best m...

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March 02, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Regulators with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration and the city of Cincinnati ar...

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March 02, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has now finalized its 2012 construction general pe...

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March 02, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

As LEED standards continue to rise, the top level, LEED Platinum, will likely mean net-zero energ...

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Shaun Carvalho
February 29, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

He has been a driving force behind multiple safety-orientated initiatives at Shawmut, including S...

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February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A plan to build the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Kansas is among several major build...

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February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The federal government is especially focused on renting LEED-certified spaces.

February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The New York Port Authority and the city’s fire and building departments are investigating an acc...

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February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

After March 1, all building plans in Virginia must adhere to the 2009 code that was adopted a yea...

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February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

One thing that could pave the way toward private flood insurance would be NFIP reforms, like requ...

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February 22, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The improved communication, coordination, and collaboration afforded by BIM implementation have a...

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February 20, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

This third draft of LEED has been refined to address technical stringency and rigor, measurement...

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February 20, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The new portal offers a clean look with minimal clutter to make it easier to find the technical i...

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February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Ensure that small business goals take into consideration actual small business capacity in releva...

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February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Design or construction problems likely contributed to the collapses, according to city officials....

February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

USGBC says that LEED's strength comes from its continuous evolution.

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