Regulations

Photo: National Cancer Institute/Chris Spielmann via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: National Cancer Institute/Chris Spielmann via Wikimedia Commons

January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In sharp contrast to most suburban communities in the Washington, D.C. area, Bethesda, Md., stand...

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Photo: OSHA

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

The app called Permit Finder could free city employees from having to respond to the 30 to 40 permit status-related calls they r

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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Photo: Cheers via Wikimedia Commons

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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Photo: Thomas Pintaric via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Thomas Pintaric via Wikimedia Commons

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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Photo: Hlecroy via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Hlecroy via Wikimedia Commons

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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Photo: Stilfehler via Wikimedia Commons

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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Photo: Alexisrael via Wikimedia Commons

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

San Francisco, photographed northwards from the Coit Tower with Alcatraz in the background. Photo: Even Thorbergsen via Wikimedi

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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Photo:  BrokenSphere/Wikimedia Commons

Photo: BrokenSphere/Wikimedia Commons

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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Photo: Don McCullough via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Don McCullough via Wikimedia Commons

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

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

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

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

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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Illustration: www.nctcog.org

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

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

The issue came to the fore during a discussion of preliminary plans for the planned Ashburn Sheriff Substation, which includes r

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

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

In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule, Sweden. Using a new prefab construction proces

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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Rendering: courtesy www.miamiworldcenter.com

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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Photo: Shinkuken via Wikimedia Commons

August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

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

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Photo: Greenmars via Wikimedia Commons

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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Photo: Dumelow via Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)

July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

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

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Photo: Jesse A. Lora, NAVFAC via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Jesse A. Lora, NAVFAC via Wikimedia Commons

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

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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