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The buildings design was made possible by Seattles Deep Green Pilot Program th
October 27, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Bullitt Center in Seattle, which some say is the world's most efficient office building is no...

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October 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Labour announced that they will start using drones to help...

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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The California Energy Commission launched the upgrade process to Title 24, the state energy code,...

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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Urban Land Institute held brainstorming sessions over the last several months involving more...

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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles reversed course last month on a regulation that had barred skyscrapers from having sl...

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September 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The report contains 12 case studies of cities around the world that have applied advanced flood m...

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Midtown from Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Mark Jaroski. Licensed under Creative Commo
September 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Earlier this year, New York City's Department of Buildings began auditing thousands of architectu...

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September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A key change is a requirement that buildings over 75 feet tall have sprinkler systems throughout...

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In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule
August 04, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Swede...

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July 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Geological Service recently released an update of U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps that...

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July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

An analysis of tidal levels and flood data by the news organization Reuters concludes that floodi...

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July 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After being criticized for the cost and size of her stadium design for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo...

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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. 

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