Codes and Standards
Some 1,500 concrete structures built in Los Angeles before 1980 could be vulnerable to earthquake...read more
The new version addresses recent changes in federal contracting.
Despite misleading media reports, January 1 did not mark a ban on the manufacture or import of 60...read more
There are 71 new LEED Interpretations, including 65 for Homes and Multifamily Midrise.
ASHRAE Standard 169, Climatic Data for Building Design Standards, now includes climatic...read more
Recent winners of the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge include a brick made from bac...read more
Our experts say no, but it could save lives. In this report, they offer recommendations on securi...read more
Legislation that approved the construction of a new billion dollar stadium for the Minnesota Viki...read more
Proposed changes include mandating the insulation of hot water piping in new buildings.
The Living Building Challenge’s Net Positive Energy + Water Conference will be held Feb. 4-5 in S...read more
Architect Gerhard Becker was sentenced to a year in LA county jail after pleading no contest to t...read more
Newer developments include windows made with nano-crystals that control intense heat penetration...read more
Strengthened sprinkler regulations proposed for the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC)...read more
A new prerequisite in LEED v4 calls for each project to measure whole building energy use, and th...read more
The EPA has started the process of declaring that it has the power to regulate streams, brooks, a...read more
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled a public meeting to allow...read more
City officials in Akron, Ohio want to prevent stormwater from entering its combined sewer system...read more
Paseo Verde, a mixed-use, mixed-income community hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony last month....
WDMA's National Architectural Door Council has initiated a project to create ISO-compliant Produc...read more
Due to the stringency of the provisions in California’s new Title 24 energy codes, their implemen...read more
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has recognized the state of Ohio and the Ohio School Faci...read more
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is considering a change in policy that would re...read more
Cloud-based building automation tools and product disclosure declarations are among the green bui...read more
A new tool from the engineering firm Buro Happold takes into account both energy and economic per...read more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced 16 enforcement actions for viol...read more
The Green Globes certification program from the Green Building Initiative can be used for the ren...read more
New York City may boost maintenance standards for cranes operating in the city, including the add...read more
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is raising concerns that the Environmental Protection Agency has...read more
Major revisions for design and measurement of comfortable spaces are included in a newly publishe...read more
Starting January 1, 2014, architects who apply for an occupational license in Texas will have to...read more