Codes and Standards
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's new green facility. Photo: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center/Creative Commons.
All new buildings and major renovations to be net-zero by 2030.
Room available through Airbnb. Photo: Geremy F/Creative Commons
Allegedly removing thousands of housing units from market, driving up rents.
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Zoning, property rights, building codes all could be re-imagined.
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If U.S. healthcare were a country, it would rank 13th in GHG emissions.
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Would have allowed five city agencies to use alternate delivery method.
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Database will offer rich data set on energy-efficient buildings in the U.S.
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Alleged to have been sham business in bid to win city public works contract.
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New studies indicate significant number of construction workers suffer hearing loss.
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Expected to improve consistency of risk evaluation on commercial real estate transactions.... read more
A 371,160-sf office building in Frankfort, Ky., is being constructed through a public-private-partnership. Photo: Steve Beshear/Creative Commons.
No single factor determines whether a project yields stronger benefit as a P3.
Nissan driverless car. Photo: Charly W. Karl/Creative Commons.
Offsite parking and more space for valet parking lines are among the foreseeable changes.
Boston's Logan Airport. Photo: Thomas Hawk/Creative Commons.
Massport’s guidelines a step forward for integrated BIM initiative.
San Francisco. Photo: Tony Webster/Creative Commons.
Critics charge that the measure may backfire and actually reduce new affordable units.
Shotcrete. Photo: Raimond Spekking/Wikimedia Commons.
Includes information on application procedures, testing.
Misuse of USB ports is one of the major health technology hazards of 2016. Photo: Aidan C. Siegel/Wikimedia Commons.
ECRI Institute’s annual list includes operational and workflow issues.
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Unanimous decision allows landowners to take regulatory decisions straight to court.
Certification programs have only scratched the surface of assessing the performance of existing buildings. A new certification program, BREEAM USA, hopes to change that by making it easier for owners and managers to find out where their buildings stand and how they can make improvements. Image: Pixabay
BREEAM USA, an offshoot of a program already in place in Europe, aims to ease the point of entry....read more
TD Bank Tower and TD North Tower. Photo: John Vetterli/Wikimedia Commons
The newly renovated 25,000-sf space achieved gold-level status.
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New curing monitoring techniques included.
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Energy modeling is a ‘no-brainer—like checking MPG on a car’
Construction in Asbury Park, N.J. Photo: Jazz Guy/Creative Commons.
For assessing human health-related exposure scenarios for construction products.
Flooding in Houston in April 2016. Photo: meltedplastic/Creative Commons.
HUD, FEMA, GSA, Army Corps of Engineers make policy changes.
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Applies to structures larger than 7,000 sf.
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Commercial buildings the focus of recent code initiatives.
Symphony Tower in San Diego. Photo: Coolcaesar/Wikimedia Commons.
San Diego office tower is California’s first office building to receive LEED Dynamic plaque in re...read more
Mississauga, Ontario. Photo: Robert Linsdell/Creative Commons
Includes financial incentives to retrofit buildings.
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More reliable data needed for optimal results from the technology.
Bamboo used as scaffolding. Photo: Andy McDowall/Creative Commons.
Benefits include seismic resiliency and sustainability.
Asphalt shingles. Photo: TriviaKing/Wikimedia Commons.
Technical manual provides best practices for roofing professionals.
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Would apply to sites of one or more acres.