Codes and Standards

December 04, 2012 |

The ANSI/BIFMA e3-2012 Furniture Sustainability Standard now includes an additional point for fur...

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December 04, 2012 |

Voters passed fewer ballot measures related to construction projects this year than they did in 2...

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This webinar explores bathroom design trends in multifamily and commercial applications and offers solutions to design challenges such as meeting accessibility guidelines and complying with codes. Click here to view the webinar now!

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December 04, 2012 |

More than half of the respondents to a survey of members of the Green Building Council in 62 coun...

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December 04, 2012 |

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the newly developed safety and perf...

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December 04, 2012 |

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has published QAG-2-12, Voluntary...

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December 04, 2012 |

“(LEED is) much better than a mandatory building code because you get a little wiggle room in the...

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December 04, 2012 |

The Potomac River’s health stands to suffer if the region does not change its development and bui...

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December 04, 2012 |

Some towers in Miami, rebuilt after a hurricane in 2005, were allowed to be constructed under old...

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December 04, 2012 |

The Durst Organization, the developer of the first LEED platinum certified skyscraper in the coun...

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December 04, 2012 |

Cities of the future can be both more resilient and more sustainable by promoting strategies that...

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December 04, 2012 |

Legislation that allowed local governments to direct excess property tax dollars from tax-increme...

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November 29, 2012 |

Green procurement policies or green building mandates can help accelerate the adoption of green b...

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November 29, 2012 |

An effective document management system is necessary to stay in compliance with new and forthcomi...

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November 29, 2012 |

Researchers aim to gauge how buildings constructed with reinforced concrete withstand an earthqua...

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November 29, 2012 |

Experts on insurance, weather, and catastrophe modeling say the role of climate change in Hurrica...

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November 29, 2012 |

The New York Building Congress says it will voluntarily pay a tax declared unconstitutional by th...

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November 01, 2012 |

Investigators are examining a construction crane collapse atop a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in...

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November 01, 2012 |

A construction error is the chief suspect in the partial collapse of a parking garage at Miami-Da...

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November 01, 2012 |

A new European Union timber regulation prohibits the “placing on the market of illegally harveste...

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November 01, 2012 |

A new mapping tool from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Boston design firm can ca...

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November 01, 2012 |

The demand for green roofs and living walls is expected to climb from $5.3 billion in 2011 to $7....

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October 25, 2012 |

As buildings become more efficient and begin to use distributed electricity generation, they will...

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October 25, 2012 |

The city of Nashville, Tenn., is promoting the installation of green roofs through a measure prov...

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October 25, 2012 |

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Saf...

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October 25, 2012 |

AGC will hold a free webinar on sequestration and its potential impact on federal construction co...

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October 25, 2012 |

Two Philadelphia city councilmen are trying to crack down on the "underground economy" of develop...

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October 18, 2012 |

The city of Chicago has mandated that all new buildings that require any public funds must be LEE...

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October 18, 2012 |

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's inclusion of commercial buildings in a residential lea...

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October 18, 2012 |

OSHA is investigating the collapse of a five-story concrete parking garage under construction at...

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October 18, 2012 |

About $2 billion worth of construction and design projects would be eliminated if scheduled feder...

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