Standards

February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

After March 1, all building plans in Virginia must adhere to the 2009 code that was adopted a yea...

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February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Ensure that small business goals take into consideration actual small business capacity in releva...

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February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Design or construction problems likely contributed to the collapses, according to city officials....

February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

USGBC says that LEED's strength comes from its continuous evolution.

February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Unions have learned to help employers win contracts with bids made competitive through good safet...

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February 15, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Specifying air curtains as energy-saving, cost-cutting alternatives to vestibules in 3,000-square...

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February 09, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The bill is similar to a White House planto cut $8 billion worth of building costs by the end of...

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February 09, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

This case study will focus on strategies used to save the client money, achieve certification, an...

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February 09, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Much of that growth will be in the European Union, where near-zero energy buildings are mandated...

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February 08, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The group will develop a low-cost seismic retrofit model that would benefit aging brick-and-morta...

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January 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

These developments demonstrate the dynamic nature of the market and the continued need for develo...

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January 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Contractors will need to be on the lookout for policies such as the Contractor Accountability for...

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January 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

“The biggest problem is getting our workers to use the equipment,” says Michael J. Florio, execut...

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January 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Once seen as a cost burden, building to LEED standards is now an "easy call," according to Dan Pr...

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January 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

GreenStep Cities, a Minnesota initiative, was designed to provide greater recognition to the stat...

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January 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Some changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act go into effect beginning March 15, 2012.

IgCC new building standards
December 27, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) includes a straightforward approach to mini...

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December 27, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

A collaboration among Georgia Tech’s Digital Building Lab, the Precast Concrete Institute, the Am...

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On average, green schools save about $100,000 a year on operating costs, includi
December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

On average, green schools save about $100,000 a year on operating costs, including energy and wat...

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LEED solar PVs construction worker risks
December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Workers on these projects suffer a 24% increase in falls to lower levels during roof work, which...

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Maine governor Paul LePage.
December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The FSC program is administered through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

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December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Block sizes initially were limited to a maximum perimeter of 1,750 feet, with no side of the bloc...

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December 15, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The mayor of Allentown, Pa. asked the City Council to repeal a year-old ordinance that forces con...

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December 13, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) LEED certifications for existing buildings standard i...

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Freedom Tower safety
December 02, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Since putting in place their Safety Management Systems Tracking Tool three years ago, risk manage...

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OSHA safety videos
December 02, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

OSHA released new safety videos to offer both employers and workers brief, easy-to-understand edu...

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GSA BIM
December 02, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Learning how the GSA wants to work with contractors using Building Information Models (BIM) will...

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NFRC ANSI
December 01, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is seeking members for a committee to pursue reco...

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Obama 3% taxes
December 01, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

President Obama signed a bill that repeals a law requiring governments to withhold 3% of payments...

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USGBC Green Lab Apps
December 01, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The U.S. Green Building Council has released the App Lab, a searchable catalog of third-party app...

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