Codes and Standards
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed an executive order establishing project labor agreements...read more
Code requirements for balanced intake and exhaust for ventilated attics, and helps ensure that attic ventilators work as intende
The Roof Assembly Ventilation Coalition (RAVC) participated in the development of the code.
DOE says that its analysis shows that the 2010 energy efficiency standard contains 18.2% source energy savings and 18.5% site en
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a ruling that establishes the 2010 American Society of...read more
Chinas State Council approved a regulation to standardize bidding processes for construction and other business-related project
China’s State Council approved a regulation to standardize bidding processes for construction and...read more
The market for high-efficiency HVAC systems, for example, will more than double to $6.4 billion between 2011 and 2017.
Thanks partly to upgraded building codes, the building energy efficiency market will soar more th...read more
By combining all of these fields into a single tracking system, project managers are able to more accurately assess and prevent
Since putting in place their Safety Management Systems Tracking Tool three years ago, risk manage...read more
The animated videos are based on real-life incidents and include depictions of hazards and the safety measures that would have p
OSHA released new safety videos to offer both employers and workers brief, easy-to-understand edu...read more
The GSA wants to work with contractors using Building Information Models.
Learning how the GSA wants to work with contractors using Building Information Models (BIM) will...read more
The committee will pursue recognition of its ratings procedures from the American National Standard Institute (ANSI).
The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is seeking members for a committee to pursue reco...read more
The law that would have allowed withholding a portion of payments to contractors was designed to make up for funds lost when som
President Obama signed a bill that repeals a law requiring governments to withhold 3% of payments...read more
Each software tool has been enhanced to provide LEED projects teams and administrators integration with LEED Online and address
The U.S. Green Building Council has released the App Lab, a searchable catalog of third-party app...read more
Cities of all sizes are saving money by employing green infrastructure as part of their solutions to stormwater pollution and se
Existing laws may make it difficult to add solar panels if regulations prevent anything from extending beyond a roofs edge.
New York City will introduce new zoning proposals next month that would make it easier for buildi...read more
AGC will provide a webinar two sessions on Dec. 7th and 8th.
Webinar to be held in two sessions, Dec. 7 and 8 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST.
The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is expected to set a floor for building standards and may create the opportunit
The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is expected to set a floor for building standard...read more
The new Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule requiring employers operating in the residential construction industr
The new Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule requiring employers operating in the r...read more
Austin, Texas has proposed building codes that require wider sidewalks and call for buildings to be closer to sidewalks along a
Austin, Texas has proposed building codes that require wider sidewalks and call for buildings to...read more
Recently introduced legislation, the “High-Performance Federal Buildings Act,” would help federal...read more
The U.S. Senate is set to approve legislation that would eliminate a law requiring federal, state...read more
New seismic requirements in California are helping to drive a flurry of new projects and retrofit...read more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program has released a final specific...read more
CSI provides a uniform structure for manufacturers to report the sustainable characteristics of their products through GreenForm
ICC-ES currently references CSI's MasterFormat and other formats in all of its evaluation reports...read more
A new ISO standard specifies safety requirements for escalators and moving walks.
Owners of every New York City commercial and residential building larger than 50,000 sf will have...read more
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) now requires a training module on the to...read more
An ordinance would amend county building codes to promote better walking environments, encourage...read more
A summary of the process used to develop new design values will clarify many of the questions received by the SFPA.
A summary of the process used to develop new design values will clarify many of the questions rec...read more
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the September ABI score was 46.9, following a score of 51.4 in August.
Positive conditions seen last month were more of an aberration.
The R&D Wall Assembly Research Center and Spray Foam Application Technology Research Facility have been built to test and ev
State-of-the-art monitoring system allows researchers to collect, analyze and process th...read more
The ACI and CRSI anchor training program is expected to be ready by the end of 2011.
Adhesive anchor installer certification required in new ACI 318-11.