Codes and Standards

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January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Proposed legislation to further regulate the building of micro apartments has triggered appeals f...

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January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Pennsylvania Department of Education owes about $1 billion to numerous school districts for a...

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January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Tests showed winds can cause photovoltaic panels to destroy waterproof membranes. 

January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Some 1,500 concrete structures built in Los Angeles before 1980 could be vulnerable to earthquake...

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January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new version addresses recent changes in federal contracting.

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Despite misleading media reports, January 1 did not mark a ban on the manufacture or import of 60...

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January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

There are 71 new LEED Interpretations, including 65 for Homes and Multifamily Midrise.

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

ASHRAE Standard 169, Climatic Data for Building Design Standards, now includes climatic...

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January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Recent winners of the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge include a brick made from bac...

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January 09, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Our experts say no, but it could save lives. In this report, they offer recommendations on securi...

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January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Legislation that approved the construction of a new billion dollar stadium for the Minnesota Viki...

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January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Proposed changes include mandating the insulation of hot water piping in new buildings. 

January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Living Building Challenge’s Net Positive Energy + Water Conference will be held Feb. 4-5 in S...

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January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architect Gerhard Becker was sentenced to a year in LA county jail after pleading no contest to t...

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January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Newer developments include windows made with nano-crystals that control intense heat penetration...

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January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Strengthened sprinkler regulations proposed for the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC)...

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January 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new prerequisite in LEED v4 calls for each project to measure whole building energy use, and th...

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January 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The EPA has started the process of declaring that it has the power to regulate streams, brooks, a...

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January 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled a public meeting to allow...

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January 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

City officials in Akron, Ohio want to prevent stormwater from entering its combined sewer system...

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January 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Paseo Verde, a mixed-use, mixed-income community hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony last month.

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December 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

WDMA's National Architectural Door Council has initiated a project to create ISO-compliant Produc...

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December 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Due to the stringency of the provisions in California’s new Title 24 energy codes, their implemen...

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December 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has recognized the state of Ohio and the Ohio School Faci...

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December 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is considering a change in policy that would re...

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December 26, 2013 | Yudelson Associates

Cloud-based building automation tools and product disclosure declarations are among the green bui...

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December 20, 2013 | Buro Happold

A new tool from the engineering firm Buro Happold takes into account both energy and economic per...

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December 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced 16 enforcement actions for viol...

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December 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Green Globes certification program from the Green Building Initiative can be used for the ren...

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December 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

New York City may boost maintenance standards for cranes operating in the city, including the add...

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