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June 30, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

New research findings indicate that for the first time more than half of projects above $10 milli...

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June 26, 2014 | AIA

The Studio is the first to be launched as part of the AIA Foundation’s National Resilience Progra...

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Tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Photo: Thilo Parg via Wikimedia Commons; Lice
May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architect Butch Grimes, who examined the wreckage after a half-mile tornado struck Tuscaloosa, Al...

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May 13, 2014 | AIA

The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, h...

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May 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The City of Vancouver’s ban on doorknobs in all new buildings, which went into effect last month,...

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May 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

California’s recent revisions to Title 24 contain ambitious performance goals: all residential bu...

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April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that distinct portions of a mixed-used bu...

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March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The move will affect 24 districts that have schools inside Oklahoma City limits.

This city lot breaks numerous major rules in the code. Photo: Google Street View
March 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The city has been operating a downtown dirt parking lot in violation of its own code and the fede...

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March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The issue was raised in the wake of a tragic fire at a seniors' residence in L'Isle-Verte. 

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March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Two supervisors charged that a lack of adequate code enforcement has led to blight from dilapidat...

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February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

State and city officials are pushing for increased bonding capacity to pay for the storm shelters...

February 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Sixteen years ago, the Los Angeles City Council decided against requiring retrofits of existing b...

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February 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requi...

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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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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 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Buildings in tornado-prone areas should be constructed to withstand strong winds just as hurrican...

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December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)—the code that serves as the model for stat...

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December 03, 2013 | AIA

Current federal contracting laws are discouraging talented architects from competing for federal...

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November 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

ISO has joined the national nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) to encourage commun...

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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 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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