Codes and Standards
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
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Developed for professional insulation contractors, the 36-page guide recommends methods for insul...read more
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Data from NASA shows carbon emissions could be the driving force behind devastating water shortag...read more
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The city cut the number of spots required for large developments by half. It also will accept pla...read more
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Apartment building balconies will be subject to inspections every three years under new regulatio...read more
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A survey found that more than 1,000 Oregon school buildings face a high risk of collapse during e...read more
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For the first time, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget is asking agencies to submit budget...read more
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The research found that certain variables: toilet paper—along with the pipe slope and flush volum...read more
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Insurance giant CNA says concerns are increasing in the construction industry.
Court cites affordable housing crisis of ‘epic proportions.’
The document provides voluntary guidance to appraisers on the background and competency necessary to credibly value green buildings.
The document provides voluntary guidance to appraisers on the background and competency necessary...read more
A new order was issued that requires Maryland's Prince George's County to clean up Chesapeak Bay. Image: Pixabay
Over the next 10 years, the county must convert 15,000 acres of watertight surfaces—almost 5% of...read more
A bill to give height and denisty bonuses to developers was introduced to the Philadelphia City Council. Image: Pixabay
Developers could be allowed additional height, floor area on projects that meet benchmarks.