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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

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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Photo: Charles Powell, FEMA

January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

An Illinois law took effect on Jan. 1 that requires all new and remodeled schools to have storm s...

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Gundersen's 500,000-sf expansion will features a geothermal system. Rendering: A

Gundersen's 500,000-sf expansion will features a geothermal system. Rendering: AECOM

January 08, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Gundersen Health System, a network of hospitals, medical clinics, and nursing homes in Wisconsin,...

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Photo: Abderitestatos via Wikimedia Commons

January 08, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Insurance industry experts say without federal terrorism reinsurance in place for 2015, resulting...

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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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U.S. General Services Administration Building-E Street facade. Photo: General Se

U.S. General Services Administration Building-E Street facade. Photo: General Services Administration via Wikimedia Commons

December 22, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editors

The $1.1 trillion funding bill for fiscal year 2015 approved by Congress makes deep cuts in some...

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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: Daniel Schwen via Wikimedia Commons

December 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New York State’s building code is outdated and is hampering the recruitment of high-tech employer...

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Photo: Ronjamin via Wikimedia Commons

December 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The proposal, among other things, would impose a rental registration program and fee targeted at...

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Photo courtesy Anthony92931/Wikimedia Commons

December 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The company aims to build 100 new DD Green-certified restaurants by the end of 2016.

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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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Photo: Panek via Wikimedia Commons

December 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Recent airport designs are bigger and much more efficient, based on a look at recent projects in...

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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: krishnan via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

November 26, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The outcome-based approach requires the building owner to provide the building’s utility bills fo...

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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: stockimages via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

November 24, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new standard contract provides a contractual vehicle for owners to save significant money fro...

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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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Photo: U.S. Army

November 24, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

An independent review panel of military specialists met with healthcare leaders Nov. 12 to consid...

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Photo: AAMA

November 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

This document provides a guide for manufacturers, architects/specifiers, contractors, and buildin...

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525kW BIPV CoolPly commercial roofing system which provides clean energy to the

525kW BIPV CoolPly commercial roofing system which provides clean energy to the Patriots Place Complex adjacent to the Gillette

November 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

National Roofing Contractors Association has released LEED v4: Roofing-related Provisions, a docu...

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Photo: Leeotong via Wikimedia Commons

November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson is today focused on making new construction in China...

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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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Map: U.S. Army

Map: U.S. Army

November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S Army's ambitious net-zero initiative has had several successful pilot trials, and planner...

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Photo: Dwight Burdette via Wikimedia Commons

November 06, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Demountable structural steel assemblies would be a greener way to make use of steel in the constr...

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The projected 506 students will be distributed between three classroom wings, tw

The projected 506 students will be distributed between three classroom wings, two of which are two stories, which extend like fi

November 06, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The design of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School on the site of the 2012 Newtown, Conn., school...

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Photo: www.wallties.com via Wikimedia Commons

October 30, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The reorganized document is organized from an engineer’s perspective. The requirements flow more...

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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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October 30, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Extending the deadline gives LEED users additional time to prepare for LEED v4, the latest versio...

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