Codes and Standards

The idea is to use an earthquake "fuse" that can prevent the tiny fractures and warps that make structures unsafe after a quake

January 26, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The idea is to use an earthquake "fuse" that can prevent the tiny fractures and warps that make s...

read more
January 26, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

GreenWizard, provider of a cloud-based product management and project collaboration software, is...

read more
January 26, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

New knowledge center web site demonstrates efficacy of smoke detection. 

January 18, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Since 1960, when Chile suffered a 9.5 magnitude quake, the largest ever recorded; the country has...

read more
January 18, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) released a new report analyzing res...

read more
January 18, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The death of a Chicago woman who stepped off her elevator into a blazing inferno last week has un...

read more
January 18, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The California Energy Commission (CEC) now recognizes open-cell spray foam as an accepted insulat...

read more
January 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Once seen as a cost burden, building to LEED standards is now an "easy call," according to Dan Pr...

read more
January 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

GreenStep Cities, a Minnesota initiative, was designed to provide greater recognition to the stat...

read more
January 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Some changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act go into effect beginning March 15, 2012.

January 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Some Ontario builders are worried that new building code requirements with stricter energy effici...

read more
The Defense Department will not be allowed to use any money to certify its build

The Defense Department will not be allowed to use any money to certify its buildings LEED Gold or Platinum, under a law Presiden

January 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The Defense Department will not be allowed to use any money to certify its buildings LEED Gold or...

read more
New SJI Rule on Steel Joists

According to a new rule issued by the Steel Joist Institute, the proper way to hang loads from joist chords is concentrically (n

January 03, 2012 | By Susan Bady, Contributing Editor

A new rule from the Steel Joist Institute clarifies when local reinforcement of joists is require...

read more

OSHA is enforcing its new fall protection standards, as evidenced by a recent crackdown in New York.

December 29, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

OSHA is enforcing its new fall protection standards, as evidenced by a recent crackdown in New Yo...

read more

The National Roofing Contractors Associations (NRCAs) program Roofing Industry Fall Protection from A to Z will be held Feb.

December 29, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The National Roofing Contractors Association's (NRCA's) program "Roofing Industry Fall Protection...

read more

A Deputy Commissioner for New Yorks Port Authority signed off on the agencys decision not to fireproof the new World Trade Cen

December 29, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Some criticized the decision, reasoning that the structure could be a terrorist target.

California regulators responsible for enforcing earthquake safety laws have failed to certify more than 16,000 construction proj

December 29, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

California regulators responsible for enforcing earthquake safety laws have failed to certify mor...

read more
December 29, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The company recently began offering companies the ability to run assessments for design credits,...

read more
New York City sustainable construction

New zoning regulation proposals to make it easier for building owners in New York City to make their structures more sustainable

December 27, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

New zoning regulation proposals to make it easier for building owners in New York City to make th...

read more
AGC webinar Davis Bacon compliance webinar

The Associated General Contractors of Americas national meeting for safety and health professionals will take place Jan. 11-13,

December 27, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The Associated General Contractors of America’s national meeting for safety and health profession...

read more
IgCC new building standards

The 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) includes a straightforward approach to minimum thermal requirements for ro

December 27, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) includes a straightforward approach to mini...

read more

The collaboration aims to develop global standards for transportation of three-dimensional digital models among fabricator, arc

December 27, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

A collaboration among Georgia Tech’s Digital Building Lab, the Precast Concrete Institute, the Am...

read more

The weatherization program has supported over 14,000 jobs.

December 27, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

More than 6.8 million homes have been weatherized using federal, state, utility, and other funds...

read more
On average, green schools save about $100,000 a year on operating costs, includi

On average, green schools save about $100,000 a year on operating costs, including energy and water savings. Photo: Chris Stewar

December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

On average, green schools save about $100,000 a year on operating costs, including energy and wat...

read more
LEED solar PVs construction worker risks

The study found that LEED project workers face new, high-risk tasks not found in traditional projects, such as constructing atri

December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Workers on these projects suffer a 24% increase in falls to lower levels during roof work, which...

read more
Maine governor Paul LePage.

Maine governor Paul LePage.

December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The FSC program is administered through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

read more

Block sizes initially were limited to a maximum perimeter of 1,750 feet, with no side of the block being longer than 500 feet.

December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Block sizes initially were limited to a maximum perimeter of 1,750 feet, with no side of the bloc...

read more

The mayor of Allentown, Pa. asked the City Council to repeal a year-old ordinance that forces contractors to hire union workers

December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The mayor of Allentown, Pa. asked the City Council to repeal a year-old ordinance that forces con...

read more

As of this month, square footage of LEED-certified existing buildings surpassed LEED-certified new construction by 15 million sf

December 13, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) LEED certifications for existing buildings standard i...

read more

Federal and state regulators say they have uncovered what they call "widespread noncompliance" with minimum wage and overtime la

December 13, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Federal and state regulators say they have uncovered what they call "widespread noncompliance" wi...

read more
Overlay Init