Codes and Standards

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November 06, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Demountable structural steel assemblies would be a greener way to make use of steel in the constr...

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The projected 506 students will be distributed between three classroom wings, tw
November 06, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The design of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School on the site of the 2012 Newtown, Conn., school...

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October 30, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Dept. of Energy will spend $9 million to encourage investments in energy-saving technolo...

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October 30, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The reorganized document is organized from an engineer’s perspective. The requirements flow more...

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October 30, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Extending the deadline gives LEED users additional time to prepare for LEED v4, the latest versio...

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The buildings design was made possible by Seattles Deep Green Pilot Program th
October 27, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Bullitt Center in Seattle, which some say is the world's most efficient office building is no...

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The Kennedy-Warren Apartment Building in Washington, D.C. Photo: Wikimedia Commo
October 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The least energy efficient multifamily property may be spending $165,000 more in annual energy co...

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Byron G. Rogers U.S. Courthouse, Denver. Photo: courtesy GSA
October 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

LEED Silver may be used, and in some instances, the Green Globes program may be substituted, acco...

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October 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New York City’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 includes tripling the amount...

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October 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Among the challenges the armed forces may face is rising sea levels that could put Navy docks and...

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October 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Labour announced that they will start using drones to help...

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October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Seattle City Council passed new rules that new studio apartments in the city must measure at...

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October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Part of the city’s response to widespread flooding as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the manual off...

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October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Under the updated law, the Department of General Services and the Department of Corrections and R...

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October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Cities around the world are crafting stormwater management policies that include natural and manm...

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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The California Energy Commission launched the upgrade process to Title 24, the state energy code,...

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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Urban Land Institute held brainstorming sessions over the last several months involving more...

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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fannie Mae’s new report on energy usage in the multifamily sector found that affordable propertie...

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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles reversed course last month on a regulation that had barred skyscrapers from having sl...

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The agency intends to use BIM as a life cycle tool where the models are maintain
September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command will begin its Building Information Management and...

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September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

One Sansome Street, San Francisco is the first building in the U.S. to achieve LEED Platinum v4 c...

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September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new report from the World Green Building Council finds “overwhelming evidence” to support offic...

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September 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The report contains 12 case studies of cities around the world that have applied advanced flood m...

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September 11, 2014 | NIBS

The NCS helps architects, constructors and operators coordinate efforts by classifying electronic...

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September 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Earlier this year, New York City's Department of Buildings began auditing thousands of architectu...

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September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A key change is a requirement that buildings over 75 feet tall have sprinkler systems throughout...

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September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The mayor of Montreal's Saint-Laurent borough wants Quebec's housing authority to speed up its pl...

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September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Micro-apartments are gaining acceptance in nearby Boston and in places such as San Francisco and...

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OnaltiDokuz, Istanbul, Sultan Ahmed Mosque
August 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Citing negative effects to a world heritage site, the Turkish central government has ruled that t...

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August 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Driven by New Urbanism, more than two dozen communities in the U.S. have loosened zoning restrict...

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