Codes and Standards
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Provides recommendations on engineered wood construction systems.
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New York’s luxury micro units could be first step to developing affordable units.
Optional supplement to environmental, social, and governance assessment.
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Undergraduates at 24 universities awarded grants.
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Addresses sustainability, resiliency, healthy living.
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Conflict between energy-hungry casinos and utilities highlights challenges of burgeoning solar el...read more
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Law attempts to alleviate Silicon Valley’s high housing costs.
Could be a recruiting tool for occupant companies.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.