Codes

A view of Loring Park, Minneapolis. Credit: Dan Wick
February 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Charlotte, Denver, and Milwaukee are among 10 U.S. cities ranked recently by the conservation org...

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BD+C's 2011 White Paper: Zero and Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes
February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

We submit our eighth White Paper on Sustainability in the hope that it will inspire architects, e...

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California resolves ADA inconsistencies with 2013 building code
February 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The recently adopted 2013 California Building Code (CBC) revisions bring the state code in line w...

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Bullitt Foundation says Living Building Challenge can only be met after code cha
February 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The 50,000 sf Bullitt Center in Seattle is being constructed to be the greenest, most energy-effi...

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Tilt-Up Concrete Assn. offers technical advice on 2012 International Energy Code
February 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) says it can be a major industry resource in helping design...

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January 10, 2013

Public.Resource.Org released 10,062 public safety documents including building codes covering 24...

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January 10, 2013

Updating of local zoning and building codes is one of nine low-tech steps that can boost sustaina...

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January 04, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

California is revising the state’s standards on interior furniture and insulation to maintain or...

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December 14, 2012

The District of Columbia has released a revised set of building codes to make it a leader in gree...

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December 14, 2012

Insurance Service Office, Inc. (ISO) recently analyzed building codes and enforcement and found t...

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December 04, 2012

“(LEED is) much better than a mandatory building code because you get a little wiggle room in the...

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December 04, 2012

The Potomac River’s health stands to suffer if the region does not change its development and bui...

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December 04, 2012

Some towers in Miami, rebuilt after a hurricane in 2005, were allowed to be constructed under old...

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November 29, 2012

Researchers aim to gauge how buildings constructed with reinforced concrete withstand an earthqua...

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November 29, 2012

Experts on insurance, weather, and catastrophe modeling say the role of climate change in Hurrica...

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October 18, 2012

Princeton, N.J. residents criticized proposed legislation that would exempt private colleges and...

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October 11, 2012

The town of Morristown, N.Y., has dropped charges of building code violations against local Amish...

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October 11, 2012

The city council of Mesquite, Nev., voted against adopting a new energy efficiency code adopted b...

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October 11, 2012

The borough of Bloomingdale, N.J., recently adopted regulations for solar-energy and wind energy...

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October 03, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Later this year, we will launch Best AEC Firms 2012. We’re looking for firms that create truly po...

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September 20, 2012

After a Suffolk County grand jury recommended stiffer fines for illegal demolitions, Smithtown, N...

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September 17, 2012

The relatively little damage from a 7.6 earthquake was due in large part to strict building codes...

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September 17, 2012

“One of the most effective ways to greatly increase a building’s strength and safety during hurri...

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September 14, 2012

Remarking on the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, which devastated south Florida;...

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September 14, 2012

Texas has the most diverse weather risk in the country, with exposure to nine different types of...

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August 30, 2012

About 7 billion more sf of commercial space is expected in the pipeline.

August 10, 2012

The Minnesota state Court of Appeals rejected St. Paul's attempt to adopt a policy on egress wind...

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August 10, 2012

A blaze that destroyed a 197-unit apartment building in St. Louis, Mo., displacing 250 residents,...

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August 02, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

A total of 726 buildings were inspected for unsafe conditions, and 266 did not meet safety codes,...

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July 27, 2012 | Posted by BD+C Staff

Code enforcement officials in Charlotte, NC gave the okay for the SouthPark Mall to reopen after...

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