Codes and Standards

February 08, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The disagreement was over whether the prisoners should have been paid prevailing wage for their b...

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January 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

These developments demonstrate the dynamic nature of the market and the continued need for develo...

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January 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Contractors will need to be on the lookout for policies such as the Contractor Accountability for...

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January 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

“The biggest problem is getting our workers to use the equipment,” says Michael J. Florio, execut...

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January 26, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The system will replace an inefficient patchwork of old software and is designed to provide busin...

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January 26, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The EPA says it will seek more data and is accepting comments until March 5.

January 26, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The dispute arose over multimillion-dollar leaks at the University of Connecticut's law library....

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...

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January 26, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

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

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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...

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January 18, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

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

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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...

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January 18, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

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

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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...

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January 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

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

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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...

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

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New SJI Rule on Steel Joists
January 03, 2012 | By Susan Bady, Contributing Editor

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

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December 29, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

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

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December 29, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

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

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December 29, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

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

December 29, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

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

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December 29, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

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

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New York City sustainable construction
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...

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AGC webinar Davis Bacon compliance webinar
December 27, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

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

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IgCC new building standards
December 27, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

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

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December 27, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

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

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December 27, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

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

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