Codes and Standards

February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Unions have learned to help employers win contracts with bids made competitive through good safet...

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February 16, 2012

White paper was written with the sole purpose of providing accurate, reliable information about c...

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February 15, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Specifying air curtains as energy-saving, cost-cutting alternatives to vestibules in 3,000-square...

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February 09, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The bill is similar to a White House planto cut $8 billion worth of building costs by the end of...

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February 09, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Easier to design roof cladding that can withstand winds in a given area. 

February 09, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

This case study will focus on strategies used to save the client money, achieve certification, an...

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February 09, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Much of that growth will be in the European Union, where near-zero energy buildings are mandated...

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February 09, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A fine for a violation that once cost between $750 and $1,200 now runs $7,000 or more per inciden...

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February 08, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Leaders of California cities had been trying to fashion a compromise with lawmakers after the sta...

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February 08, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The group will develop a low-cost seismic retrofit model that would benefit aging brick-and-morta...

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February 08, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The challenge has about $4 billion in federal and private-sector funds, which it will use for bui...

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February 08, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The consultants offer confidential, non-punitive advice.

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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