Legislation

September 06, 2013 | By BDC Staff

Since the beginning of 2013, the USGBC has followed more than 125 bills across 34 states that see...

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August 20, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles city officials have voted to revitalize a notorious Watts housing project with shops,...

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August 20, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Dallas City Council is expected to vote soon on a proposed code amendment that would limit a...

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August 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A Baltimore City Council committee approved a plan to give millions in taxpayer assistance to the...

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August 08, 2013

The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, a bipartisan U.S. Senate bill, would stren...

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August 02, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Texas lawmakers want to get tough on construction companies that commit a certain form of payroll...

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July 26, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representative this month to ban reverse auctions...

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July 26, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Associated General Contractor of America (AGC) has launched the...

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July 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

An amendment to a Michigan appropriations budget authorizes an increase in state debt to pay for...

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July 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Skanska USA resigned from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over the Chamber’s decision to support the...

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July 01, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The unemployment rate in the construction sector in May was the lowest it has been in five years,...

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June 28, 2013 | BD+C Staff

California lawmakers introduced new legislation that would cut off state construction funds from...

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June 03, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Minnesota Legislature approved tax breaks worth $250 million for a $1.5 billion project that...

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June 03, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A $2.7 billion state bond package that would have financed expansion projects at more than a half...

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May 28, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the Insurance Institute for Business...

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May 28, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) filed a bill in May that would require prime contractors that bid o...

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May 28, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety says that Maryland citizens will be safer...

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May 23, 2013 | AIA

Are federal design-build contract laws unfair to small firms? AIA thinks so, citing an interestin...

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April 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

North Carolina lawmakers have introduced state legislation that would restrict the use of nationa...

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March 29, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A Florida House bill that says state agencies should decide on a project-by-project basis which g...

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March 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A bill to reform the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (LRRP) was recently introdu...

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March 22, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The DOE'S Building Technologies Office this morning put out a call to the AEC industry for expert...

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March 18, 2013 | BD+C Staff

 

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released i...
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Tax incentive database for reflective roofs available
February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and the Database of State Incentives for Renew...

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In this White Paper, we provide concrete ways in which AEC professionals can hav
February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In this White Paper, we provide concrete ways in which AEC professionals can have a positive role...

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Minneapolis is the latest major metro to require large commercial buildings to b
February 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Minneapolis is the latest major metro to require large commercial buildings to benchmark and disc...

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Window manufacturers advocate for favorable building codes and tax policy.
February 08, 2013 | Posted by Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Document urges a regulatory stance that will support manufacturing, including favorable building...

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January 16, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered cuts to military spending as a precaution in case the...

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January 10, 2013

Congress recently passed the Drywall Safety Act; President Barack Obama is expected to sign it so...

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January 04, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

The deal in Congress to avoid going over the so-called fiscal cliff "should encourage many busine...

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