Codes and Standards
Much of that growth will be in the European Union, where near-zero energy buildings are mandated...read more
A fine for a violation that once cost between $750 and $1,200 now runs $7,000 or more per inciden...read more
Leaders of California cities had been trying to fashion a compromise with lawmakers after the sta...read more
The group will develop a low-cost seismic retrofit model that would benefit aging brick-and-morta...read more
The challenge has about $4 billion in federal and private-sector funds, which it will use for bui...read more
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The disagreement was over whether the prisoners should have been paid prevailing wage for their b...read more
These developments demonstrate the dynamic nature of the market and the continued need for develo...read more
Contractors will need to be on the lookout for policies such as the Contractor Accountability for...read more
“The biggest problem is getting our workers to use the equipment,” says Michael J. Florio, execut...read more
The system will replace an inefficient patchwork of old software and is designed to provide busin...read more
The EPA says it will seek more data and is accepting comments until March 5.
The dispute arose over multimillion-dollar leaks at the University of Connecticut's law library....
The idea is to use an earthquake "fuse" that can prevent the tiny fractures and warps that make s...read more
GreenWizard, provider of a cloud-based product management and project collaboration software, is...read more
New knowledge center web site demonstrates efficacy of smoke detection.
Since 1960, when Chile suffered a 9.5 magnitude quake, the largest ever recorded; the country has...read more
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) released a new report analyzing res...read more
The death of a Chicago woman who stepped off her elevator into a blazing inferno last week has un...read more
The California Energy Commission (CEC) now recognizes open-cell spray foam as an accepted insulat...read more
Once seen as a cost burden, building to LEED standards is now an "easy call," according to Dan Pr...read more
GreenStep Cities, a Minnesota initiative, was designed to provide greater recognition to the stat...read more
Some changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act go into effect beginning March 15, 2012.
Some Ontario builders are worried that new building code requirements with stricter energy effici...read more
The Defense Department will not be allowed to use any money to certify its buildings LEED Gold or...read more
A new rule from the Steel Joist Institute clarifies when local reinforcement of joists is require...read more
OSHA is enforcing its new fall protection standards, as evidenced by a recent crackdown in New Yo...read more
The National Roofing Contractors Association's (NRCA's) program "Roofing Industry Fall Protection...read more
Some criticized the decision, reasoning that the structure could be a terrorist target.
California regulators responsible for enforcing earthquake safety laws have failed to certify mor...read more