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Local officials that don’t comply could lose federal money to combat climate change.
Bifacial solar systems offer many advantages over traditional systems.
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On April 18, 2019, the New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a suite of laws...read more
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
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.
New regulations provide more insight into how investors and developers can benefit, tax wise, from Opportunity Zones. Image: Pixabay
The goal remains to get more capital gains working to spur economic growth in downtrodden neighbo...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.
The global market for products and services related to achieving net zero energy in residential and commercial buildings is projected to hit $1.4 trillion by 2035. Image: Navigant Research
Technology and regulations will be the drivers, says Navigant Research.
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The new building code prevents any structure with more than three stories from being built from a...read more
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The proposal ‘would essentially rewrite the current 100-year flood standard.’
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A nine-month limit has been proposed for some $100 million-plus projects.
Transit-oriented development and affordable housing are spurring the movement.
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Products will now have to be labeled as compliant to the new rules.