Regulations

Photo: OSHA
January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

As of Jan. 1, all employers under the jurisdiction of OSHA are required to report all work-relate...

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The app called Permit Finder could free city employees from having to respond to
December 22, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The app called Permit Finder could free city employees from having to respond to the 30 to 40 per...

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December 22, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Federal contractors may be subject to several new rules in 2015 that impact how they are selected...

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December 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The ambitious program would focus on some apartment buildings built before 1978 and concrete buil...

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December 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

City officials say the flurry of apartment construction over the past year has strained resources...

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December 03, 2014 | The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

The agreement represents over a decade of negotiations, bringing cross-border recognition of prof...

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November 26, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Colorado's “vexing construction defects law” has hampered the building of new condominiums in the...

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November 24, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The zoning policy shift could produce the biggest transformation of North New Jersey’s downtowns...

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San Francisco, photographed northwards from the Coit Tower with Alcatraz in the
November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

California’s comprehensive new water use plan makes conservation a priority, reinforcing a 2009 p...

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October 30, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Dept. of Energy will spend $9 million to encourage investments in energy-saving technolo...

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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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Rendering: Panoramic Interests
October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Seattle City Council passed new rules that new studio apartments in the city must measure at...

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Rendering: NYC Department of City Planning
October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Part of the city’s response to widespread flooding as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the manual off...

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Rendering: Waggonner & Ball Architects
October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Cities around the world are crafting stormwater management policies that include natural and manm...

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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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Rendering: courtesy Panoramic Interests
September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Micro-apartments are gaining acceptance in nearby Boston and in places such as San Francisco and...

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August 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Driven by New Urbanism, more than two dozen communities in the U.S. have loosened zoning restrict...

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Rendering: Epstein
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Illinois Medical District Commission approved a 1.16 million-sf, $300 million mixed-use proje...

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The issue came to the fore during a discussion of preliminary plans for the plan
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Loudoun County, Va., supervisors may do away with a county policy that requires LEED Silver certi...

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Map: USGS
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

California reinstituted an ambitious plan to study dangerous earthquake faults and create zoning...

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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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August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A long-delayed $1.5 billion mixed-use development in Miami moved ahead after city planners approv...

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August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The City Council of Cambridge, Mass., approved the Building Energy Usage and Disclosure Ordinance...

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July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

An agreement for a land transfer from the City of Detroit to Ilitch Holdings Inc., that enabled c...

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July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The decision held that even though, on most projects, the developer has the final say on design c...

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July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comment on its proposal to eliminat...

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July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The latest data on construction site fatalities for 2012 shows a rise in the death rate to 9.9 pe...

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NOAA News Photo
July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Scott City School District in Missouri recently broke ground on an 8,990-sf performing arts theat...

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Photo: Dept. of Labor
July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Department of Labor and MDG Design & Construction LLC have reached a settlement over...

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July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New research from a George Washington University research group and LOCUS, a coalition of real es...

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