Codes and Standards

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October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Cities around the world are crafting stormwater management policies that include natural and manm...

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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The California Energy Commission launched the upgrade process to Title 24, the state energy code,...

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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Urban Land Institute held brainstorming sessions over the last several months involving more...

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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fannie Mae’s new report on energy usage in the multifamily sector found that affordable propertie...

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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles reversed course last month on a regulation that had barred skyscrapers from having sl...

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The agency intends to use BIM as a life cycle tool where the models are maintain
September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command will begin its Building Information Management and...

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September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

One Sansome Street, San Francisco is the first building in the U.S. to achieve LEED Platinum v4 c...

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September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new report from the World Green Building Council finds “overwhelming evidence” to support offic...

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September 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The report contains 12 case studies of cities around the world that have applied advanced flood m...

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September 11, 2014 | NIBS

The NCS helps architects, constructors and operators coordinate efforts by classifying electronic...

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September 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Earlier this year, New York City's Department of Buildings began auditing thousands of architectu...

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September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A key change is a requirement that buildings over 75 feet tall have sprinkler systems throughout...

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September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The mayor of Montreal's Saint-Laurent borough wants Quebec's housing authority to speed up its pl...

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September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Micro-apartments are gaining acceptance in nearby Boston and in places such as San Francisco and...

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OnaltiDokuz, Istanbul, Sultan Ahmed Mosque
August 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Citing negative effects to a world heritage site, the Turkish central government has ruled that t...

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August 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Driven by New Urbanism, more than two dozen communities in the U.S. have loosened zoning restrict...

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August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Illinois Medical District Commission approved a 1.16 million-sf, $300 million mixed-use proje...

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August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A bill intended to encourage the federal government to use two-phase design/build project deliver...

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The issue came to the fore during a discussion of preliminary plans for the plan
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Loudoun County, Va., supervisors may do away with a county policy that requires LEED Silver certi...

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August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

California reinstituted an ambitious plan to study dangerous earthquake faults and create zoning...

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In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule
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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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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August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

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

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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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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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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
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
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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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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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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