Codes and Standards
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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.
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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.
The step-by-step ASHRAE guideline process leads owners and facility managers through the steps of ensuring optimum effectiveness from their facility for the lowest investment.
Focuses on optimum facility and system operation.
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State Supreme Court denies Navy contractor remedies in lawsuit
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Highest number of fatalities since 2008
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Would provide protection from federal prosecution for property owners
The RELi standard helps planners design buildings that can better withstand shocks such as droughts. Photo: CSIRO/Wikimedia Commons
Based on LEED model, may help lower insurance rates
Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Structural Steel. Photo: PEO ACWA/Creative Commons
Next year's specification open for comments until Sept. 21
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Free guide includes spotlight on individual projects
Tampa's T. C. Taliaferro House. Photo: Ebyabe/Wikimedia Commons
Window, door companies oppose provisions that raise costs
Skyline of New Orleans
The city has moved ahead with resilience strategies that may become a model for other communities...
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Bill would have made it harder to sue for building flaws
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Ten years after storm, notable progress on stronger roofs, IBHS says