Codes and Standards

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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August 10, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The town of Greensburg, Kan., virtually destroyed by a tornado in 2007, decided to rebuild 13 pub...

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August 02, 2012 |

After charges filed against Bovis Lend Lease in April led to an admission of guilt and $56 millio...

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August 02, 2012 |

A Clark County, Nevada district court judge ruled that the unfinished Harmon Hotel at CityCenter,...

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August 02, 2012 |

A new report by the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council highlights four...

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August 02, 2012 |

A two-day summit focused on green building in the affordable housing market will be held Nov. 13...

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August 02, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

A total of 726 buildings were inspected for unsafe conditions, and 266 did not meet safety codes,...

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July 27, 2012 | Posted by BD+C Staff

Green roofs and other green infrastructure would be required to capture stormwater under a draft...

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July 27, 2012 | Posted by BD+C Staff

Code enforcement officials in Charlotte, NC gave the okay for the SouthPark Mall to reopen after...

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July 27, 2012 | Posted by BD+C Staff

The National Roofing Contractors Association’s update of its Guidelines for Roof Systems With...

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July 27, 2012 | Posted by BD+C Staff

The Advanced Energy Design Guidelines from the Department of Energy and the American Soc...

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July 20, 2012 | Posted by BD+C Staff

A San Francisco property-management company has agreed to pay a record $800,000 civil fine for hu...

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July 20, 2012 | Posted by BD+C Staff

A glass envelope acting as a kind of biodome encapsulates four mixed-use towers at Parkview Green...

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July 20, 2012 | Posted by BD+C Staff

It’s conceivable that innovation in project finance can do for building efficiency in the coming...

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July 20, 2012 | Posted by BD+C Staff

New York City has implemented a program to encourage construction of "micro-apartments" in the Bi...

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