Legislation

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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January 02, 2013

A legally mandated report that tracks the energy use of New York City's largest buildings provide...

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January 02, 2013

The New Jersey legislature is considering a bill that would require installation of green or blue...

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December 14, 2012

New York City lags behind other large cities in recycling with only 15% of residential trash bein...

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December 14, 2012

In November, the construction industry shed 20,000 jobs and its unemployment rate reached 12.2%,...

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December 04, 2012

Voters passed fewer ballot measures related to construction projects this year than they did in 2...

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December 04, 2012

Legislation that allowed local governments to direct excess property tax dollars from tax-increme...

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November 29, 2012

The New York Building Congress says it will voluntarily pay a tax declared unconstitutional by th...

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October 18, 2012

About $2 billion worth of construction and design projects would be eliminated if scheduled feder...

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October 18, 2012

Universal Contracting LLC of American Fork, Utah, has filed suit challenging the constitutionalit...

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October 11, 2012

The Commercial Building Modernization Act recently introduced in the Senate would extend and stre...

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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 28, 2012

Sequestration, or the implementation of automatic budget cuts as of January 2013, would slash gov...

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September 14, 2012

Construction would stop downtown for six months while Lorain, Ohio officials consider a developme...

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September 14, 2012

Business and labor groups have combined forces to push for a change to California's Environmental...

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August 30, 2012

This action may foreshadow federal spending cuts scheduled for year's end if Congress takes no ac...

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August 30, 2012

Currently, LEED green building standards only accept timber products certified by the Forest Stew...

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July 13, 2012

Office of Management and Budget Director Jeffrey Zients is scheduled to testify before the House...

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July 13, 2012

Legislation to prevent undocumented workers from being hired by construction companies working on...

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June 01, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

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May 31, 2012

Legislation pending before the Michigan Senate would change the law that calls for building codes...

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April 26, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

In the wake of the recent scandal at the General Services Administration in which workers spent l...

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April 19, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A fight is brewing in the Michigan legislature over how many fully qualified electricians must be...

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April 13, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Though Congress passed a defense budget preventing the Department of Defense from spending money...

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March 02, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A bill in the California Assembly would allow the state to pool together property owners’ energy-...

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February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A plan to build the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Kansas is among several major build...

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February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The federal government is especially focused on renting LEED-certified spaces.

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