Codes and Standards

In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule

In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule, Sweden. Using a new prefab construction proces

August 04, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Swede...

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Rendering: courtesy www.miamiworldcenter.com

Rendering: courtesy www.miamiworldcenter.com

August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A long-delayed $1.5 billion mixed-use development in Miami moved ahead after city planners approv...

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Photo: Shinkuken via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Shinkuken via Wikimedia Commons

August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The City Council of Cambridge, Mass., approved the Building Energy Usage and Disclosure Ordinance...

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Photo: USGBC

Photo: USGBC

August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The LEED Dynamic Plaque could aid certified buildings in maintaining performance with up-to-date...

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Photo: Findoutwhy via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Findoutwhy via Wikimedia Commons

August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Gypsum Association released updates to both GA-221 Repair of Joint Ridging and GA-222 Repairi...

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Illustration: USGS

Illustration: USGS

July 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Geological Service recently released an update of U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps that...

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Plans call for restaurants, apartments, offices, a hotel, a cinema and a theater

Plans call for restaurants, apartments, offices, a hotel, a cinema and a theater on 8 million square feet adjacent to the new 49

July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Santa Clara (Calif.) City Council approved the next steps for a massive development project n...

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Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and US Courthouse, Grand Junction, Colo.  Pho

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and US Courthouse, Grand Junction, Colo. Photo: courtesy GSA

July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The General Services Administration’s Net-Zero Energy Task Group is working on a draft letter wit...

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Photo: Greenmars via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Greenmars via Wikimedia Commons

July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

An agreement for a land transfer from the City of Detroit to Ilitch Holdings Inc., that enabled c...

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Photo: Adam Dubrowa / FEMA  via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Adam Dubrowa / FEMA via Wikimedia Commons

July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

An analysis of tidal levels and flood data by the news organization Reuters concludes that floodi...

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July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The decision held that even though, on most projects, the developer has the final say on design c...

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Photo: Dumelow via Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses

Photo: Dumelow via Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)

July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comment on its proposal to eliminat...

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Photo: Antandrus via Wikipedia

Photo: Antandrus via Wikipedia

July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A persistent drought in Southern California could lead to a water fee for new construction projec...

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Photo: Jesse A. Lora, NAVFAC via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Jesse A. Lora, NAVFAC via Wikimedia Commons

July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The latest data on construction site fatalities for 2012 shows a rise in the death rate to 9.9 pe...

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Renderings: Zaha Hadid Architects

Renderings: Zaha Hadid Architects

July 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After being criticized for the cost and size of her stadium design for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo...

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NOAA News Photo

NOAA News Photo

July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Scott City School District in Missouri recently broke ground on an 8,990-sf performing arts theat...

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Photo: Whole Building Design Guide

Photo: Whole Building Design Guide

July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The National Performance Based Design Guide, based on research and development supported...

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Photo: Dept. of Labor

Photo: Dept. of Labor

July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Department of Labor and MDG Design & Construction LLC have reached a settlement over...

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La Entrada master-planned community in Coachella. Renderings: KTGY

La Entrada master-planned community in Coachella. Renderings: KTGY

July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Plans for a new section of the proposed $1 billion La Entrada master-planned community in Coachel...

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Photo: franky242 via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: franky242 via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Ohio became the nation’s first state to roll back renewable energy standards after the state Hous...

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Photo: Momos via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Momos via Wikimedia Commons

July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New research from a George Washington University research group and LOCUS, a coalition of real es...

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Photo credit: Rob Young, Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Rob Young, Wikimedia Commons

June 30, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

New research findings indicate that for the first time more than half of projects above $10 milli...

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Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons

June 26, 2014 | AIA

The Studio is the first to be launched as part of the AIA Foundation’s National Resilience Progra...

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Chatham Park plan, courtesy Pittsboro.gov

Chatham Park plan, courtesy Pittsboro.gov

June 19, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Pittsboro, N.C., Board of Commissioners approved the master plan for Chatham Park, a massive...

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Old Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans. Photo: Karen Apricot via Wi

Old Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans. Photo: Karen Apricot via Wikimedia Commons

June 19, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Senate reached a compromise deal combining elements of two competing Veterans Administra...

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Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Wikimedia Commons

June 19, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Department of Commerce tentatively agreed to assess tariffs of up to 35% on solar equipm...

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Diagram: KarenW via Wikipedia

Diagram: KarenW via Wikipedia

June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Performance monitoring guidance is a key feature of the document. It provides designers of BAS sy...

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Photo: Peter Haken via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: Peter Haken via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

June 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A bipartisan proposal from U.S. Reps. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., would make roo...

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Photo: E. Kvelland via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: E. Kvelland via Wikimedia Commons

June 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has created the first standards to compa...

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View of Berkeley and Bay from Claremont Canyon. Photo: Urban via Wikimedia Commo

View of Berkeley and Bay from Claremont Canyon. Photo: Urban via Wikimedia Commons

June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Volunteers in Berkeley, Calif., are collecting signatures for the “Green Downtown & Public Co...

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