Codes and Standards

Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Syst

Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Systems) in progress. For additional technical infor

April 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Building Teams have been using steel decks with proven success for 75 years. Building Design+Cons...

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Photo: Feelart via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

April 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The standard answers such questions as: Should the measurements of a building’s area used in the...

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Photo: courtesy LBNL

Photo: courtesy LBNL

April 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new report from LBNL says that white roofs are three times more effective than green roofs at “...

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April 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The district’s intent to use natural features to absorb stormwater reflects an urban trend that o...

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March 31, 2014 | Plaza Construction

EKO Flood Protection created a flood prevention solution for one of New York City's largest offic...

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Photo: Wikipedia

March 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Solar panels may soon be installed on the face of Big Ben in London as part of the U.K.'s initiat...

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Having the correct model views loaded and visibility settings adjusted prior to

Having the correct model views loaded and visibility settings adjusted prior to virtual coordination meetings can greatly improv

March 31, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Process mapping, split models, and streamlined coordination meetings are among the timesaving tec...

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Photo: FEMA via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: FEMA via Wikimedia Commons

March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The move will affect 24 districts that have schools inside Oklahoma City limits.

March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

With developers in Santa Monica, Calif., looking for ways to build green more inexpensively, the...

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Ohio state Senate chambers. Photo: Wikipedia

Ohio state Senate chambers. Photo: Wikipedia

March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The resolution specifically mentions LEED v4, and calls for the U.S. Green Building Council to co...

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This city lot breaks numerous major rules in the code. Photo: Google Street View

This city lot breaks numerous major rules in the code. Photo: Google Street View

March 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The city has been operating a downtown dirt parking lot in violation of its own code and the fede...

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Rendering: Michael Green Architecture

Rendering: Michael Green Architecture

March 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The wood lobby is pushing Canadian provinces to pass “wood first” legislation specifying wood fra...

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Image: EPA

Image: EPA

March 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency published a new rule this month that will require the constru...

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March 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Policy Alliance has launched a campaign to make the clai...

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Photo of Montreal by Dickbauch (via Wikimedia Commons)

Photo of Montreal by Dickbauch (via Wikimedia Commons)

March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The issue was raised in the wake of a tragic fire at a seniors' residence in L'Isle-Verte. 

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

It provides information to assist with the proper specification and use of pressure-treated South...

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Photo: NASA/USGS via Wikimedia Commons

March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

President Barack Obama would spend $1 billion to “better understand the projected impacts of clim...

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Photo: JaGa via Wikimedia Commons

March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Two supervisors charged that a lack of adequate code enforcement has led to blight from dilapidat...

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Map: NOAA.GOV

Map: NOAA.GOV

March 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After a recent successful challenge of the scientific methodology used to redraw the coastal high...

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Image: khunaspix via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

March 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Construction contractors and developers in New York state face $3 billion more in costs and 667 m...

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Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building. Photo: V. Smoothe via Wikimedia Commons

Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building. Photo: V. Smoothe via Wikimedia Commons

February 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Green Building Initiative has released “The Guiding Principles Compliance for New Constructio...

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Image: Serge Bertasius Photography via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

February 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Metcalf spent more than $76 million on a military construction project and sued to recoup costs....

February 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 2015 draft of the Steel Joist Institute’s “Single Joist Standard Specification for K-, LH-, a...

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February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Green Building Council has introduced “Education @USGBC” a new educational platform.

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Kneiphof; Wikimedia Commons

Kneiphof; Wikimedia Commons

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

OSHA’s proposal to postpone the compliance date for crane operator certification by three years w...

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February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Among the suggestions were rooftop solar energy systems and cool roofs, which could be encouraged...

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February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Obama Administration wants to boost fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks for mode...

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February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Using weather forecasts to predict outdoor temperature changes can lead to significant energy sav...

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February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project is $100 million over budget and has missed its scheduled completion date.

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