Codes and Standards
Could be a recruiting tool for occupant companies.
Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. Photo: Jon/Creative Commons.
Directs designers of public buildings to focus on functionality.
Flawed energy efficiency research yields misleading, confusing results.
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The plan includes restrictions on crawler cranes during windy conditions.
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The standard requires federal agencies to use earthquake-resistant design provisions in current b...read more
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Report covers 87% of U.S. population.
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Hundreds of buildings may have to be demolished.
New York City during Winter Storm Jonas. Photo: Jeff Kern/Creative Commons
The declaration was issued in response to Winter Storm Jonas which dumped over 18 inches of snow...read more
A giant proposed casino-hotel in Everett, Mass., will include 600-plus rooms, six restaurants, and a 20-foot-wide harborwalk along the Mystic River. The resort is scheduled to open in 2018. Rendering: Wynn Resorts
A judge’s ruling last year paved the way for Wynn Resorts to begin construction on a 33-acre gamb...read more
American Technical Publishers in Orland Park, Ill., a LEED Gold-certified building. Photo: American Technical Publishers/Wikimedia Commons
Illinois leads the list for the third straight year.
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Plug and process loads consume about 30% of the primary energy in U.S. commercial buildings today...
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The documents serve as a comprehensive revision of previous IPD agreement
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The calculator breaks down the cost-effectiveness of energy codes on a state-by-state basis.
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The free document is specifically tailored for metal roof installation.
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The move is expected to impact high-end condo development.
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Post-disaster survivability is a key goal.
Battery technology will reduce electricity costs and promote a more stable, flexible grid.
RICS - the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors - will hold its fourth annual Summit of the Ame...read more
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Support strong, but some wary of giving more say to review boards.
Joplin, Mo., in 2011. Photo: twi$tbarbie/Creative Commons.
Applies to schools and other high occupancy buildings.
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Fire and other emergencies require getting people out quickly, not locking down sections.
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More can be done to boost resiliency to flooding, extended power outages.
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Goal is to save 100 million gallons annually.
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Call for policymakers to move on one of the ‘greatest economic opportunities of the 21st Century’...
Highland Park, Ill., wants buildings have a bird “threat factor” of 15 or less.
The rule would mandate that new commercial, multifamily structures comply with LEED pilot program...
Anchorage, Alaska, is considering the relaxation of parking and landscaping requirements and the height limits of tall buildings. Photo: Frank K./Wikimedia Commons.
Controversial measure is part of plan to spur development.
The EPA had expanded the definition of “waters of the United States” under the act to include smaller streams and other bodies of water. Photo: GinaD/Wikimedia Commons.
New EPA rule suspended until court cases settled.
Pioneer Building Loft Apartments in San Diego. The state's benchmarking program will be expanded to cover large multifamily housing. Photo: Joe Wolf/Creative Commons
Multifamily housing to be included, a first for a U.S. state.