The change is expected to give contractors bigger checks earlier in project timeline.
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A new study makes the case for relocating in a "strategic, managed" manner.
The Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks, is based on provisions in the 2006 to 2015 editions of the International Building Code.
A free app that calculates the maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occup...read more
The standard offers guidance when installing fenestration products.
Growing economy means more jobs, more cars, more hours stuck in traffic.
AGC asks for more funding for education and increased immigration to fill gaps.
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The guide summarizes provisions for the use of wood and wood products in the 2018 IBC.
The U.S. Green Building Council says that the LEED residential market has grown 19% since 2017. N...read more
Improved safety, better adoption of electric scooters and autonomous vehicles are possible if dri...read more
Payback ranges from five to 15 years.
Other states have no ban, but have strengthened building codes for tidal wave resilience.
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Pop-up parks that provide instant open areas for public use and programming can revitalize under-...read more
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The move follows successful public input on LEED 4.1.
Guidelines, common terminology, and testing methodology are needed, says expert.
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American Concrete Institute offers guidance on assessment, repair, rehab of existing concrete str...read more
The update adds credits to lower carbon footprints and to promote climate change resiliency.
The Forest Stewardship Council and other groups aim to help buyers understand and make it easier...read more
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The walkability trend is spreading to urbanizing suburbs.
A proposed 21-story residential tower in Milwaukee, Wis., would be the tallest in the country if approved by the city. Image: Korb + Associates Architects
The developer is confident that the city will approve construction, which is scheduled to start n...read more
The aim is to offset the impact on housing costs and homelessness by tech companies.
The map includes easily accessible and detailed information on each of the nearly 34,000 historic buildings within the city’s 141 historic districts.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission launched a new, enhanced version of its inter...read more
Vacuum dust collection, water-delivery systems, and respirators will be required.
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The recent floods and wildfires in Alberta are being cited as proof.
Welding has begun on a 70-story-tall office and residential tower in earthquake prone San Franciso that claims it can resist a 500-year earthquake, and be back in full operation within a month after a catastrophic event. Image: Courtesy of 181 Fremont
A megabrace is a key seismic component at 181 Fremont, with offices, residences, and retail space...
All Stor Self Storage, a year-old self-storage facility with 600 units in Austin, Texas, is located near one of that city's largest subdivisions. Its design needed to blend in with its residential surroundings. Image: Preferred Self Storage Builders.
Self-storage facilities are blending into neighborhoods better, and competing for rentals from wo...read more
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Undergraduates at 24 universities awarded grants.
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Addresses sustainability, resiliency, healthy living.
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Conflict between energy-hungry casinos and utilities highlights challenges of burgeoning solar el...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