Codes and Standards

The American Concrete Institute’s completely reorganized ACI 318-14, “Building Code Requirements...

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Although green roofs have been widely adopted in urban areas to reduce the heat island effect and...

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Under the recently revised Assembly Bill 1897, employers would have to pay wages, taxes, and work...

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The Obama Administration has proposed $1.7 billion for construction, renovation, and repairs to f...

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The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), which administers third-party certification fo...

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee o...

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The compilation ASTM Standards in Building Codes contains more than 1,300 ASTM construction speci...

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Starting in June, California’s latest version of its Title 24 building code kicks in, requiring s...

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The Green Building Initiative group based in Portland, Ore., met with the Department of Agricultu...

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The Environmental Protection Agency recently unveiled a rule designed to define more clearly whic...

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Facilities across the nation have been able to shave on average about 2.5% of their annual utilit...

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A dormitory fire at the University of Nebraska at Omaha that displaced with 42 students (but caus...

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) cautioned that President Obama’s directive to the U.S....

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Structures built to green standards have added resilience to destructive storms because green bui...

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In a nine to six vote, the North Carolina State Building Code Council on March 11 approved moving...

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is requiring those who submit comments on the s...

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Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Inc. reached an agreement with PRI Construction Materials Technolo...

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The advancement of sustainable construction has reached a new milestone with the development of N...

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The Appraisal Institute and the Institute for Market Transformation have issued guidelines for tr...

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The U.S. Green Building Council recently unveiled the LEED Dynamic Plaque, which is a new system...

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Sixteen years ago, the Los Angeles City Council decided against requiring retrofits of existing b...

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The 2013 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards, incorporating 41 new addenda,...

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The use of LEED standards is being barred for public construction in Ohio under a state senate re...

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The mega development includes 7,800 homes, a retail center, office space, and nearly 350 acres of...

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Legislation is under review in the Province of Ontario that would mandate timely payments to cont...

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The Design-Build Efficiency and Jobs Act, a bill pending in the U.S. House of Representatives, wo...

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Whistleblowers covered by one of 22 statutes administered by the Occupational Safety and Health A...

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Standard 90.4P, Energy Standard for Data Centers and Telecommunications Buildings, is being devel...

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Two Ohio state senators have introduced legislation that seeks to ban the use of LE...

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ASTM has issued revised standard ASTM E1527-13 that governs phase I environmental site assessment...

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