Codes and Standards
The University of Texas at Dallas Student Services Building was the first university building in Texas to Receive LEED Platinum ststus. Photo: Wikipedia Public Domain.
The new initiative screens projects to see if they are investor-ready.
One Angel Square, Manchester, England. BREEAM 'Outstanding' rating. Photo: TheCo-operative, One Angel Square, Wikimedia Creative Commons
The standard is touted as a cost-effective alternative to LEED.
A joint ASHRAE/ACCA proposal seeks comments from industry professionals.
A nine-month limit has been proposed for some $100 million-plus projects.
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The move highlights innovative insurance, mortgage, tax, and finance-based strategies.
Transit-oriented development and affordable housing are spurring the movement.
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Products will now have to be labeled as compliant to the new rules.
The orders come after a rise in the number of deadly accidents that have occurred in the past few...read more
The funds from the tax will be used to restore wetlands
The campaign asserts that not enough is known about CLT in construction
Water tanks preparing for fracking. Photo: Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons.
Significant risk increases seen in some areas of the U.S.
Flooding in New York City during Hurricane Irene in 2011. Photo: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons.
Continued waterfront development may be regretted later this century.
Miami Beach, Fla. Photo: Marc Averette/Wikimedia Commons.
LEED Silver the prescribed standard on buildings larger than 50,000 sf.
State Capitol building in Lansing, Mich. Photo: OZinOH/Creative Commons.
Allows cities to fund projects without adding debt.
Construction in New York City. Photo: Jeffrey Zeldman/Creative Commons.
‘Sick and tired’ of lawbreaking contractors defining public perception.
Welding has begun on a 70-story-tall office and residential tower in earthquake prone San Franciso that claims it can resist a 500-year earthquake, and be back in full operation within a month after a catastrophic event. Image: Courtesy of 181 Fremont
A megabrace is a key seismic component at 181 Fremont, with offices, residences, and retail space...
Portland, Ore. Photo: Holly Hayes/Creative Commons.
Expected to raise $8 million annually on commercial and residential projects.
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The rule covers commercial uses for drones that weigh less than 55 pounds, and it takes effect Au...read more
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Applies to infractions that occurred after Nov. 2, 2015.
Construction in Tempe, Ariz. Photo: lunita lu/Creative Commons.
Legislature accused of ignoring 1994 ruling ordering state to pick up some of the costs.
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.
Construction in Chicago. Photo: Paul Morgan/Creative Commons.
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.