Codes and Standards

November 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Dallas stands out as one of the few large cities that is enforcing a green building code, with th...

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November 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The silica-dust rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration could put small busin...

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November 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The roof of the Memorial Auditorium of Concordia College in Minnesota will undergo a complete str...

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November 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

President Barack Obama recently signed an executive order related to climate change and disaster-...

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November 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Northern California branch of the U.S. Green Building Council is leading the “Building Health...

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November 06, 2013 | PECI
Earlier this year, PECI used the NBI metrics to assess plug load energy use at PECI headquarter...
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The St. Cloud (Minn.) VA Health Care System is among government buildings to ach

The St. Cloud (Minn.) VA Health Care System is among government buildings to achieve Green Globes compliance designation.

October 31, 2013 | BD+C Editor

Green Globes, a LEED rival, was recently declared to be nearly equal with LEED standards by the G...

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October 31, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Portland State University will construct a 40,000 sf green roof research site on the top of a new...

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October 31, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The proposed new code will increase the mandatory installation of occupancy sensors and daylighti...

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October 31, 2013 | BD+C Editors

Green-building and accessibility are the major themes of the 2013 updates to California’s constru...

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October 31, 2013 | BD+C Editors

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the public comment period on its s...

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The 260,000-sf 901 K Street building is among the green offices in Washington, D

The 260,000-sf 901 K Street building is among the green offices in Washington, D.C., to open in recent years.

October 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In 2011, about 33% of new office buildings in the U.S. were built to green standards, but in the...

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October 25, 2013 | BD+C Editor

Changes to LEED in LEED v4 are so dramatic that they will send ripples into other industries and...

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October 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Supplement No. 2 to the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) standard Prequalified...

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October 25, 2013 | BD+C Editor

In California, there are still hundreds of concrete buildings that need reinforcement to bring th...

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October 18, 2013 | BD+C Editors

With countries not tackling climate change aggressively, cities are in the best position to drive...

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October 18, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Associated General Contractors of America and the HR Policy Association are reportedly consid...

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U40 Summit participants gathered for a group photo at the conclusion of the Visi

U40 Summit participants gathered for a group photo at the conclusion of the Vision U40 competition. Fifteen teams battled for $5

October 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Sixty-five up-and-coming AEC stars presented their big ideas for solving pressing social, economi...

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October 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Regulations such as the E-Verify rule and the Affordable Care Act could hinder contractors from h...

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October 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The LEED Professional Credential exams for the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP with specialty de...

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The bill, introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman in April 2013, h

The bill, introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman in April 2013, has been postponed indefinitely.

October 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Senate spent the first two weeks of September trying to pass bipartisan energy efficiency leg...

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October 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Many large construction projects in Arizona are going green by paying attention to energy efficie...

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September 26, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The newly revised ConsensusDocs standard subcontract (ConsensusDocs 752 for federal work) will ma...

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September 26, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The RoofPoint green-rating system can be used to construct more energy-efficient and sustainable...

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September 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The movement toward green building has been slow to catch on in the casino industry, but that cou...

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September 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The local fire chief says solar panels are partly to blame after a 300,000 sf refrigerated wareho...

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September 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

San Francisco is poised to drop a requirement that skyscrapers have refill stations so firefighte...

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September 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The healthcare industry has experienced great attention from The Joint Commission concerning fire...

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September 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Since 2000, at least three individuals have died as a result of falling from the upper decks of s...

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September 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Contractors that fall short of new federal hiring rules concerning veterans and disabled persons...

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