The Ballot Comment Period to update the nation’s leading computer-aided design (CAD) standard is now open. The Steering Committee for the United States National CAD Standard (NCS) is accepting comments on ballots until Oct. 13, 2013. The NCS Committees received an unprecedented 379 ballot items to amend Version 5 (V5) of the NCS.
Ballot period on National CAD Standards open until Oct. 13
Pedestrian-friendly “Slow Streets” pilot starts on Earth Day 2019.
Transparent wood, self-cooling walls, bricks that filter air pollutants among the technological breakthroug...
Variations include laboratory test method for determining rate of air leakage.
Even if power goes green, transportation will still be a major emissions source.
Developer prompts new rules to use rainwater for heating and air conditioning.
Regulation would mandate signs warning that buildings could be unsafe during earthquakes.
State also repeals business furniture flammability standard.
Penalties total $2.7 million.
Atlantic City, Annapolis among communities affected.
Reduced speed limits, traffic calming, better education seen as keys to improvement.