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Slower speed limits in urban areas offer multiple benefits

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August 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Improved safety, better adoption of electric scooters and autonomous vehicles are possible if dri...

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Renewables creating significant savings for commercial and public facilities

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August 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Payback ranges from five to 15 years.

Oregon rescinds tsunami-zone construction ban

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August 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Other states have no ban, but have strengthened building codes for tidal wave resilience.

Pop-up parks revitalize empty lots

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August 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Pop-up parks that provide instant open areas for public use and programming can revitalize under-...

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August 22, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Plan including sand dunes and mechanical barriers would cost as much as $32 billion.

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August 22, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Researchers say program will reduce injuries, save lives.

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August 22, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Initiatives include cool streets, cool roofs, and broader urban tree canopy.

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Enhanced data transmission will make virtual reality more effective, but 5G adoptions will increase gradually. Photo: Pexels

  

August 22, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Virtual reality, Internet of Things, robotics, and drones will all benefit from enhanced data flo...

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August 15, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

American Concrete Institute document includes major technical changes.

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August 13, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Study finds increased engagement and readiness for new roles.

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August 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AAMA document includes mandatory language, optional language, and detailed technical commentary....

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August 09, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Solutions include eliminating single-family zoning and allowing taller apartments in higher-densi...

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More designers focusing on acoustic properties of buildings, wellness design

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August 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Recognition that structures should be acoustically satisfying.

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August 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

All must comply by January 1.

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August 06, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Construction industry must also invest in training, recruiting high school students.

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August 01, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Reducing number of parking spots frees up land for ‘more purposeful’ uses.

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July 31, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Wide range of solutions address numerous environmental challenges.

July 30, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

First to fund solar for smaller-scale commercial operations.

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July 29, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Confidential reporting on structural failures, near misses, and other incidents.

Emerald Tutu floating waterfront infrastructure

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July 26, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Climate resiliency a key theme of entrants.

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July 24, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Property owners face many challenges; coastal defense project plans are complex and need more tim...

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July 23, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

No gas hook-ups will be allowed in new houses, apartments, and commercial buildings.

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July 22, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Landmark @ One Market is one of San Francisco’s most architecturally distinctive buildings....

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July 16, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Pertains to fire resistance rating times.

July 15, 2019 | By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The move follows successful public input on LEED 4.1.

Lack of standards hampers development of exoskeleton industry

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July 15, 2019 | By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Guidelines, common terminology, and testing methodology are needed, says expert. 

July 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

American Concrete Institute offers guidance on assessment, repair, rehab of existing concrete str...

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Collaborative for High Performance Schools releases 2019 Core Criteria Version 3.0 Update

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July 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The update adds credits to lower carbon footprints and to promote climate change resiliency.

Campaign launched to promote ‘climate-smart wood’

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July 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Forest Stewardship Council and other groups aim to help buyers understand and make it easier...

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July 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The walkability trend is spreading to urbanizing suburbs.

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