Codes and Standards
For use when owner acts as the construction manager, hires a construction manager, or uses multip...read more
Among the common objectives under the five-year pact are model code development and education and training.
The deal covers a wide range of initiatives, including code development, compliance, and sustaina...read more
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Provides concepts for creating safer streets
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The 2015 edition contains nearly 100 new systems that supplement existing assemblies for walls an...read more
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For decades, the New York City’s zoning rules have made it hard to construct high-rise buildings...read more
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"IgCC Powered by 189.1” will provide the design and construction industry with “the single, most-...read more
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A proposed amendment to the charter governing Nashville and Davidson County would mandate that 40...read more
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Developed for professional insulation contractors, the 36-page guide recommends methods for insul...read more
Aerial photo of the California Aqueduct at the Interstate 205 crossing, just east of Interstate 580 junction. Photo: Kluft via Wikimedia Commons
Data from NASA shows carbon emissions could be the driving force behind devastating water shortag...read more
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The city cut the number of spots required for large developments by half. It also will accept pla...read more
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Apartment building balconies will be subject to inspections every three years under new regulatio...read more
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A survey found that more than 1,000 Oregon school buildings face a high risk of collapse during e...read more
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For the first time, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget is asking agencies to submit budget...read more
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The research found that certain variables: toilet paper—along with the pipe slope and flush volum...read more
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Insurance giant CNA says concerns are increasing in the construction industry.
Court cites affordable housing crisis of ‘epic proportions.’
The document provides voluntary guidance to appraisers on the background and competency necessary to credibly value green buildings.
The document provides voluntary guidance to appraisers on the background and competency necessary...read more
A new order was issued that requires Maryland's Prince George's County to clean up Chesapeak Bay. Image: Pixabay
Over the next 10 years, the county must convert 15,000 acres of watertight surfaces—almost 5% of...read more
A bill to give height and denisty bonuses to developers was introduced to the Philadelphia City Council. Image: Pixabay
Developers could be allowed additional height, floor area on projects that meet benchmarks.
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More birds die from colliding with buildings at Duke than on any other campus in a 45-school surv...read more
The fatal accident in Berkeley, Calif., has led to a call for the review of codes and standards regarding balconies. Image: Pixabay
Dry rot and too much weight appear to be the causes of a fatal accident at an eight-year-old buil...read more
The guides establish prescriptive, wind-resistive structural requirements for wood-frame building...read more
In an effort to balance security and fire safety features within codes, standards and planning, N...read more
NFPA life safety engineer Ron Coté settles the debate over second egress doors and exit signs....
The technical committees responsible for NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems, have been lo...read more
The Steel Framing Alliance updated its "Thermal Design and Code Compliance for Cold-Formed Steel Walls" design guide. Image: Pixabay
Includes results of new tests and addresses IECC and ASHRAE compliance paths.
A current proposal would assess the fee at 1% of the construction cost. Image: Pixabay
The fee would apply to new construction or alteration of nonresidential buildings of at least 20,...read more
Provides owners and others with factors to consider when choosing the best method of delivery for...read more
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This quirky-sounding building code is a safety measure for the earthquake-prone nation.
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The guide advises employers to allow employees to use restrooms that correspond to their gender i...read more