Codes and Standards

December 27, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

More than 6.8 million homes have been weatherized using federal, state, utility, and other funds...

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On average, green schools save about $100,000 a year on operating costs, includi
December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

On average, green schools save about $100,000 a year on operating costs, including energy and wat...

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This webinar explores bathroom design trends in multifamily and commercial applications and offers solutions to design challenges such as meeting accessibility guidelines and complying with codes. Click here to view the webinar now!

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LEED solar PVs construction worker risks
December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Workers on these projects suffer a 24% increase in falls to lower levels during roof work, which...

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Maine governor Paul LePage.
December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The FSC program is administered through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

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December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Block sizes initially were limited to a maximum perimeter of 1,750 feet, with no side of the bloc...

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December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The mayor of Allentown, Pa. asked the City Council to repeal a year-old ordinance that forces con...

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December 13, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) LEED certifications for existing buildings standard i...

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December 13, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Federal and state regulators say they have uncovered what they call "widespread noncompliance" wi...

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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.
December 13, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed an executive order establishing project labor agreements...

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December 13, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The Roof Assembly Ventilation Coalition (RAVC) participated in the development of the code.

Department of Energy
December 13, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a ruling that establishes the 2010 American Society of...

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Chinese construction fraud
December 02, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

China’s State Council approved a regulation to standardize bidding processes for construction and...

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HVAC industry $103.5 billion 2017
December 02, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Thanks partly to upgraded building codes, the building energy efficiency market will soar more th...

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Freedom Tower safety
December 02, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Since putting in place their Safety Management Systems Tracking Tool three years ago, risk manage...

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OSHA safety videos
December 02, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

OSHA released new safety videos to offer both employers and workers brief, easy-to-understand edu...

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GSA BIM
December 02, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Learning how the GSA wants to work with contractors using Building Information Models (BIM) will...

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NFRC ANSI
December 01, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is seeking members for a committee to pursue reco...

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Obama 3% taxes
December 01, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

President Obama signed a bill that repeals a law requiring governments to withhold 3% of payments...

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USGBC Green Lab Apps
December 01, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The U.S. Green Building Council has released the App Lab, a searchable catalog of third-party app...

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New York City green buildings proposal
December 01, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

New York City will introduce new zoning proposals next month that would make it easier for buildi...

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AGC webinar Davis Bacon compliance webinar
November 18, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Webinar to be held in two sessions, Dec. 7 and 8 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST.

IgCC new building standards
November 18, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is expected to set a floor for building standard...

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OSHA safety fall rule
November 18, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The new Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule requiring employers operating in the r...

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Austin sidewalks
November 18, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Austin, Texas has proposed building codes that require wider sidewalks and call for buildings to...

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November 11, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Recently introduced legislation, the “High-Performance Federal Buildings Act,” would help federal...

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November 10, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The U.S. Senate is set to approve legislation that would eliminate a law requiring federal, state...

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November 10, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

New seismic requirements in California are helping to drive a flurry of new projects and retrofit...

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November 10, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program has released a final specific...

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November 04, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

ICC-ES currently references CSI's MasterFormat and other formats in all of its evaluation reports...

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