Codes

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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October 31, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The proposed new code will increase the mandatory installation of occupancy sensors and daylighti...

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October 31, 2013 | BD+C Editors

Green-building and accessibility are the major themes of the 2013 updates to California’s constru...

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October 25, 2013 | BD+C Editor

In California, there are still hundreds of concrete buildings that need reinforcement to bring th...

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October 18, 2013 | BD+C Editors

With countries not tackling climate change aggressively, cities are in the best position to drive...

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U40 Summit participants gathered for a group photo at the conclusion of the Visi
October 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Sixty-five up-and-coming AEC stars presented their big ideas for solving pressing social, economi...

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October 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Many large construction projects in Arizona are going green by paying attention to energy efficie...

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September 26, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The newly revised ConsensusDocs standard subcontract (ConsensusDocs 752 for federal work) will ma...

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September 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

San Francisco is poised to drop a requirement that skyscrapers have refill stations so firefighte...

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September 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The healthcare industry has experienced great attention from The Joint Commission concerning fire...

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September 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Since 2000, at least three individuals have died as a result of falling from the upper decks of s...

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September 06, 2013 |

Outdated building codes and lack of a master plan slowed the initial rebuilding stage after a dev...

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August 20, 2013 | BD+C Staff

New York-based Millennium Partners have agreed to dig a trench on a Hollywood, Calif., property t...

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August 08, 2013 | BD+C Staff

While Boston officials consider whether to enact new building codes to resist flooding stemming f...

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August 02, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Officials in the Northwest’s large metropolitan areas have sent survey takers out at night throug...

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July 26, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Building codes have effectively outlawed the bottom end of the private housing market, driving up...

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