Codes and Standards
Highland Park, Ill., wants buildings have a bird “threat factor” of 15 or less.
The rule would mandate that new commercial, multifamily structures comply with LEED pilot program...
Anchorage, Alaska, is considering the relaxation of parking and landscaping requirements and the height limits of tall buildings. Photo: Frank K./Wikimedia Commons.
Controversial measure is part of plan to spur development.
The EPA had expanded the definition of “waters of the United States” under the act to include smaller streams and other bodies of water. Photo: GinaD/Wikimedia Commons.
New EPA rule suspended until court cases settled.
Pioneer Building Loft Apartments in San Diego. The state's benchmarking program will be expanded to cover large multifamily housing. Photo: Joe Wolf/Creative Commons
Multifamily housing to be included, a first for a U.S. state.
The step-by-step ASHRAE guideline process leads owners and facility managers through the steps of ensuring optimum effectiveness from their facility for the lowest investment.
Focuses on optimum facility and system operation.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court's chambers in the Pennsylvania State Capitol. Photo: Ruhrfisch/Wikimedia Commons
State Supreme Court denies Navy contractor remedies in lawsuit
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Highest number of fatalities since 2008
Marijuana grow house. Photo: Coleen Whitfield/Creative Commons
Would provide protection from federal prosecution for property owners
The RELi standard helps planners design buildings that can better withstand shocks such as droughts. Photo: CSIRO/Wikimedia Commons
Based on LEED model, may help lower insurance rates
Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Structural Steel. Photo: PEO ACWA/Creative Commons
Next year's specification open for comments until Sept. 21
Courtland Place Passive House in Washington. Photo: Rob Harrison/Creative Commons
Free guide includes spotlight on individual projects
Tampa's T. C. Taliaferro House. Photo: Ebyabe/Wikimedia Commons
Window, door companies oppose provisions that raise costs
Skyline of New Orleans
The city has moved ahead with resilience strategies that may become a model for other communities...
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Bill would have made it harder to sue for building flaws
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Ten years after storm, notable progress on stronger roofs, IBHS says
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Some states losing ground on resilience, group says
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City Council acts after 12 die of legionellosis
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Most structures built before seismic codes instituted; extreme damage predicted
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New York City may allow affordable housing developers to ‘double dip’ in subsidies
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Goal is to encourage alternative transportation
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Goal is common way to describe, manage, communicate about electrical energy consumptions, forecas...
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The standard specifies test methods, specifications, and field checks to evaluate structural adeq...read more
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Women wear lighter clothing in the summer, so they tend to be cooler in air-conditioned rooms, ac...read more
For use when owner acts as the construction manager, hires a construction manager, or uses multip...read more
Among the common objectives under the five-year pact are model code development and education and training.
The deal covers a wide range of initiatives, including code development, compliance, and sustaina...read more
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Provides concepts for creating safer streets
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The 2015 edition contains nearly 100 new systems that supplement existing assemblies for walls an...read more
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For decades, the New York City’s zoning rules have made it hard to construct high-rise buildings...read more
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"IgCC Powered by 189.1” will provide the design and construction industry with “the single, most-...read more
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A proposed amendment to the charter governing Nashville and Davidson County would mandate that 40...read more