Codes

April 13, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

This seminar will trace the origins of green codes, how they compare and differ from the rating s...

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April 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Florida ranks highest among 18 hurricane-region states for building codes and their enforcement,...

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April 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

An AIA official calls the new International Green Construction Code (IgCC) a “game changer” for s...

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April 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

New energy codes could add thousands of dollars to the construction costs of each individual apar...

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March 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

This seminar will review recent changes in North America energy codes, examples of building enclo...

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March 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A magnitude-7.4 earthquake that shook Mexico from Mexico City to Acapulco damaged hundreds of hom...

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March 15, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The new 2010 code establishes minimum design and construction requirements to protect buildings f...

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March 15, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Macomb, Illinois aldermen voted to recommend that the city not adopt 2012 international building...

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March 08, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Two University of Toronto engineers have developed “viscoelastic-energy-dissipating dampers” to r...

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March 08, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A March 22 webinar will provide an overview of a 28-step process during the design of a building...

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February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A plan to build the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Kansas is among several major build...

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February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The federal government is especially focused on renting LEED-certified spaces.

February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The New York Port Authority and the city’s fire and building departments are investigating an acc...

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February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

After March 1, all building plans in Virginia must adhere to the 2009 code that was adopted a yea...

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February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

One thing that could pave the way toward private flood insurance would be NFIP reforms, like requ...

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February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Ensure that small business goals take into consideration actual small business capacity in releva...

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February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Design or construction problems likely contributed to the collapses, according to city officials....

February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

USGBC says that LEED's strength comes from its continuous evolution.

February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

17 short videos to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on the job.

February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Unions have learned to help employers win contracts with bids made competitive through good safet...

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February 15, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Specifying air curtains as energy-saving, cost-cutting alternatives to vestibules in 3,000-square...

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February 09, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Easier to design roof cladding that can withstand winds in a given area. 

February 09, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

This case study will focus on strategies used to save the client money, achieve certification, an...

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February 09, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Much of that growth will be in the European Union, where near-zero energy buildings are mandated...

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January 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

These developments demonstrate the dynamic nature of the market and the continued need for develo...

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January 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Contractors will need to be on the lookout for policies such as the Contractor Accountability for...

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The idea is to use an earthquake "fuse" that can prevent the tiny fractures and warps that make structures unsafe after a quake

January 26, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The idea is to use an earthquake "fuse" that can prevent the tiny fractures and warps that make s...

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January 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

GreenStep Cities, a Minnesota initiative, was designed to provide greater recognition to the stat...

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On average, green schools save about $100,000 a year on operating costs, includi

On average, green schools save about $100,000 a year on operating costs, including energy and water savings. Photo: Chris Stewar

December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

On average, green schools save about $100,000 a year on operating costs, including energy and wat...

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LEED solar PVs construction worker risks

The study found that LEED project workers face new, high-risk tasks not found in traditional projects, such as constructing atri

December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Workers on these projects suffer a 24% increase in falls to lower levels during roof work, which...

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