Codes and Standards

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September 29, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Big gains are expected in both commercial and residential markets.

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September 28, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

City planners will require design features to cut miles driven.

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September 27, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The goal is to retrofit communities to better withstand extreme weather events.

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September 26, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The updates will change design approach to HVAC.

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September 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

‘Subjective, very vague’ policies  are said to create too much risk.

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September 21, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

How building owners can reduce risks.

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September 21, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Nationwide survey finds nearly three of four architects cite health impacts influencing design de...

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September 19, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The aim of the standard was to ‘not stifle innovation.’

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September 16, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Local officials face the prospect of costly mitigation projects.

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September 15, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The forty-year industry veteran has been a GC and business owner.

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September 13, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The gathering will address climate change and new sources of energy.

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September 12, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A study finds the impact can be as much as 25% per year.

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September 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Missouri is the latest to enact design-build legislation.

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September 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The updates address industry confusion over how to handle the issue.

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September 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The costs and benefits of managing 29 types of waste are now included.

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September 06, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new building code prevents any structure with more than three stories from being built from a...

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September 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A study found temperatures in the low 70s reduce worker performance.

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August 31, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The proposal ‘would essentially rewrite the current 100-year flood standard.’

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August 30, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Agencies must quantify the specific impacts when possible.

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August 29, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

No net GHG emissions will be allowed.

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August 25, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Multifamily Green Advantage targets existing buildings.

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August 24, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The recent floods and wildfires in Alberta are being cited as proof.

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August 24, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The company used two minority firms as fronts in a nearly $1 billion scheme.

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August 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Industry leaders offer how procurement system could be improved.

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August 19, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

An assembly committee heard testimony on deadly balcony collapse that occurred last year.

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August 17, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new initiative screens projects to see if they are investor-ready.

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August 17, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard is touted as a cost-effective alternative to LEED.

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August 16, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A joint ASHRAE/ACCA proposal seeks comments from industry professionals.

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August 10, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A nine-month limit has been proposed for some $100 million-plus projects.

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August 10, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The move highlights innovative insurance, mortgage, tax, and finance-based strategies.

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