Codes and Standards

February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The New York Port Authority and the city’s fire and building departments are investigating an acc...

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February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

After March 1, all building plans in Virginia must adhere to the 2009 code that was adopted a yea...

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February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

One thing that could pave the way toward private flood insurance would be NFIP reforms, like requ...

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February 22, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The improved communication, coordination, and collaboration afforded by BIM implementation have a...

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February 20, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

This third draft of LEED has been refined to address technical stringency and rigor, measurement...

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February 20, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The new portal offers a clean look with minimal clutter to make it easier to find the technical i...

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February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Ensure that small business goals take into consideration actual small business capacity in releva...

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February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Design or construction problems likely contributed to the collapses, according to city officials....

February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

USGBC says that LEED's strength comes from its continuous evolution.

February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

17 short videos to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on the job.

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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