Codes and Standards

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April 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Only one of several attempts has had an impact in recent years.

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April 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The updated versions include full support for variable speed DX coils, enhanced plant auto-sizing...

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This webinar explores bathroom design trends in multifamily and commercial applications and offers solutions to design challenges such as meeting accessibility guidelines and complying with codes. Click here to view the webinar now!

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April 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Eneref Institute creates networking group of school administrators for ideas to overcome market o...

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April 17, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Enforcement will begin Sept. 23, three months later than planned. 

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April 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Under Trump orders, agency had stopped issuing ‘shaming’ press releases on major fines and safety...

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April 12, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Permitting process could be reduced from 10 years to 2 years under the proposal.

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April 11, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The DOE-sponsored event will be held in Pittsburgh July 17-20.

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April 10, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Strategies to boost ranks of construction workers include mentoring programs, increased safety me...

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April 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The product-specific EPDs allow designers to more quickly earn a LEED v4 credit in the Materials...

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April 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Updates provide guidance on how design and construction pros and emergency managers can work toge...

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April 04, 2017 | Peter Fabriis, Contributing Editor

Systems and sensors guidelines will be aligned with major green standards.

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April 03, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The method provides a standard lab procedure evaluation of ice and snow loads and impacts.

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March 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

GIGA’s RESET standard and data collection will be integrated into the WELL standard.

The 13,000-sf Denver office for the architectural firm Hord Caplan Macht is going through the process to be certified under the Fitwel health and wellness standards. More firms seem to be embracing wellness for their own offices as well as in their designs for clients. Image: Courtesy HCM

March 29, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hord Caplan Macht the latest to join the club by submitting its offices for certification under F...

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March 29, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Hawaii considers updated 2015 IECC tailored to its climate.

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March 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The unfinished building was destroyed in a five-alarm blaze.

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March 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

American Wood Council and design and construction professionals are speaking out against the meas...

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March 23, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Mobile capacity planning, conduit points of entry, and electrical resiliency are covered.

Construction spending outpaced the nation's GDP growth in 2016, according to JLL's latest construction outlook. But spending remains uncertain this year, as the industry waits to see whether new policies on labor and trade emerge from the new administration. Image: Pixabay

March 22, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Impacts on labor and materials costs at issue, according to latest JLL report. 

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March 22, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The study compares costs in five categories of construction.

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March 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The certification measures and monitors environmental performance of existing buildings.

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March 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Premiums leveled off in 2015, and claims have been stable, helping to hold costs down.

A new study by PwC details how the industrial sector could get more involved as an influencer, and possibly as investors, in the massive infrastructure spending program that federal lawmakers and The White House now seem committed to moving forward. Image: Pixabay

March 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The accounting and consulting firm PwC offers the industrial sector a five-step approach to getti...

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March 15, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard-setting initiative for energy-efficient products may be a victim of Trump budget cut...

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March 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The measure has bipartisan support.

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March 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The rule mandates labor compliance review for federal construction contractors.

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March 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The committee's creation is an important step forward for the group that evaluates internet conne...

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March 08, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The focus is on cost and performance of various systems.

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March 07, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Forecasted data, not historical data, will be used as the basis for the codes.

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March 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The updates address industry changes impacting insurance, legal, technology, and terminology.

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