Legal issues: Laws; contracts; documents; insurance | Feb 2, 2021

Construction Contracts 101: Choosing & Completing Owner/Contractor Agreements

When your not already familiar with construction contracts and agreements, choosing the right one…
Codes and Standards | Oct 26, 2020

New seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program released

The provisions present a set of recommended improvements to the ASCE/SEI 7-16 Standard.

Resiliency | Mar 13, 2020

Feds push use of eminent domain to force people out of flood-prone homes

Local officials that don’t comply could lose federal money to combat climate change.

Multifamily Housing | Feb 23, 2020

A post-storm Puerto Rico reconsiders how and what to rebuild

Federal help means tougher code enforcement. And will this island of homeowners embrace renting?

Building Technology | Burns & McDonnell Jan 7, 2020

Tariff whiplash for bifacial solar modules

Bifacial solar systems offer many advantages over traditional systems.

Building Owners | Dec 2, 2019

What building owners and AEC teams need to know about New York’s Climate Mobilization Act

On April 18, 2019, the New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a suite of laws aimed to meet the city’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Codes and Standards | Sep 12, 2019

Illinois law sets maximum retainage on private projects

The change is expected to give contractors bigger checks earlier in project timeline.

Codes and Standards | Sep 10, 2019

Retreat may be the best option for some coastal communities in face of sea level rise

A new study makes the case for relocating in a "strategic, managed" manner.

Codes and Standards | Sep 9, 2019

Free app calculates maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings

A free app that calculates the maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occupancy classifications and types of construction has been released.

Codes and Standards | Sep 6, 2019

Standard for assessing frame deflection using one component polyurethane foams updated

The standard offers guidance when installing fenestration products.

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