Codes and Standards

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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On average, green schools save about $100,000 a year on operating costs, includi
December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

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

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LEED solar PVs construction worker risks
December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

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

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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)...

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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...

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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...

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December 13, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

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

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December 13, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

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

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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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December 13, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

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

Department of Energy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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