Codes and Standards
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
The company recently began offering companies the ability to run assessments for design credits,...read more
New zoning regulation proposals to make it easier for building owners in New York City to make th...read more
The Associated General Contractors of America’s national meeting for safety and health profession...read more
The 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) includes a straightforward approach to mini...read more
A collaboration among Georgia Tech’s Digital Building Lab, the Precast Concrete Institute, the Am...read more
More than 6.8 million homes have been weatherized using federal, state, utility, and other funds...read more
On average, green schools save about $100,000 a year on operating costs, including energy and wat...read more
Workers on these projects suffer a 24% increase in falls to lower levels during roof work, which...read more
The FSC program is administered through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...read more
Block sizes initially were limited to a maximum perimeter of 1,750 feet, with no side of the bloc...read more
The mayor of Allentown, Pa. asked the City Council to repeal a year-old ordinance that forces con...read more
The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) LEED certifications for existing buildings standard i...read more
Federal and state regulators say they have uncovered what they call "widespread noncompliance" wi...read more
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed an executive order establishing project labor agreements...read more
The Roof Assembly Ventilation Coalition (RAVC) participated in the development of the code.