Codes and Standards

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.

December 13, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed an executive order establishing project labor agreements...

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Code requirements for balanced intake and exhaust for ventilated attics, and helps ensure that attic ventilators work as intende

December 13, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The Roof Assembly Ventilation Coalition (RAVC) participated in the development of the code.

Department of Energy

DOE says that its analysis shows that the 2010 energy efficiency standard contains 18.2% source energy savings and 18.5% site en

December 13, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a ruling that establishes the 2010 American Society of...

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Chinese construction fraud

Chinas State Council approved a regulation to standardize bidding processes for construction and other business-related project

December 02, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

China’s State Council approved a regulation to standardize bidding processes for construction and...

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HVAC industry $103.5 billion 2017

The market for high-efficiency HVAC systems, for example, will more than double to $6.4 billion between 2011 and 2017.

December 02, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Thanks partly to upgraded building codes, the building energy efficiency market will soar more th...

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Freedom Tower safety

By combining all of these fields into a single tracking system, project managers are able to more accurately assess and prevent

December 02, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Since putting in place their Safety Management Systems Tracking Tool three years ago, risk manage...

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OSHA safety videos

The animated videos are based on real-life incidents and include depictions of hazards and the safety measures that would have p

December 02, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

OSHA released new safety videos to offer both employers and workers brief, easy-to-understand edu...

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GSA BIM

The GSA wants to work with contractors using Building Information Models.

December 02, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Learning how the GSA wants to work with contractors using Building Information Models (BIM) will...

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NFRC ANSI

The committee will pursue recognition of its ratings procedures from the American National Standard Institute (ANSI).

December 01, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is seeking members for a committee to pursue reco...

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Obama 3% taxes

The law that would have allowed withholding a portion of payments to contractors was designed to make up for funds lost when som

December 01, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

President Obama signed a bill that repeals a law requiring governments to withhold 3% of payments...

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USGBC Green Lab Apps

Each software tool has been enhanced to provide LEED projects teams and administrators integration with LEED Online and address

December 01, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The U.S. Green Building Council has released the App Lab, a searchable catalog of third-party app...

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Stormwater management

Cities of all sizes are saving money by employing green infrastructure as part of their solutions to stormwater pollution and se

December 01, 2011 | By BD+C Staff
New York City green buildings proposal

Existing laws may make it difficult to add solar panels if regulations prevent anything from extending beyond a roofs edge.

December 01, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

New York City will introduce new zoning proposals next month that would make it easier for buildi...

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AGC webinar Davis Bacon compliance webinar

AGC will provide a webinar two sessions on Dec. 7th and 8th.

November 18, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Webinar to be held in two sessions, Dec. 7 and 8 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST.

IgCC new building standards

The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is expected to set a floor for building standards and may create the opportunit

November 18, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is expected to set a floor for building standard...

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OSHA safety fall rule

The new Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule requiring employers operating in the residential construction industr

November 18, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The new Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule requiring employers operating in the r...

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Austin sidewalks

Austin, Texas has proposed building codes that require wider sidewalks and call for buildings to be closer to sidewalks along a

November 18, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Austin, Texas has proposed building codes that require wider sidewalks and call for buildings to...

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November 11, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Recently introduced legislation, the “High-Performance Federal Buildings Act,” would help federal...

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November 10, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The U.S. Senate is set to approve legislation that would eliminate a law requiring federal, state...

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November 10, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

New seismic requirements in California are helping to drive a flurry of new projects and retrofit...

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November 10, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program has released a final specific...

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CSI provides a uniform structure for manufacturers to report the sustainable characteristics of their products through GreenForm

November 04, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

ICC-ES currently references CSI's MasterFormat and other formats in all of its evaluation reports...

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October 31, 2011

A new ISO standard specifies safety requirements for escalators and moving walks.

October 31, 2011

Owners of every New York City commercial and residential building larger than 50,000 sf will have...

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October 31, 2011

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) now requires a training module on the to...

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October 31, 2011

An ordinance would amend county building codes to promote better walking environments, encourage...

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A summary of the process used to develop new design values will clarify many of the questions received by the SFPA.

October 20, 2011 | BD+C Staff

A summary of the process used to develop new design values will clarify many of the questions rec...

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the September ABI score was 46.9, following a score of 51.4 in August.

October 19, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

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

October 18, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

 

State-of-the-art monitoring system allows researchers to collect, analyze and process th...

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The ACI and CRSI anchor training program is expected to be ready by the end of 2

The ACI and CRSI anchor training program is expected to be ready by the end of 2011.

October 14, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Adhesive anchor installer certification required in new ACI 318-11.

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