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.
Photo: Tall wood building student residence currently under construction at UBC in Vancouver, B.C. Credit: Acton Ostry Architects
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.
The aim is to offset the impact on housing costs and homelessness by tech companies.
Alys Beach, a luxury residential community in western Florida, enforces building standards that protect its houses from high winds. Image: Alys Beach
Alys Beach’s in-house GC builds to standards set by the FORTIFIED program.
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 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
Hord Caplan Macht the latest to join the club by submitting its offices for certification under F...read more
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The aim of the standard was to ‘not stifle innovation.’
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The new building code prevents any structure with more than three stories from being built from a...read more
A study found temperatures in the low 70s reduce worker performance.
One Angel Square, Manchester, England. BREEAM 'Outstanding' rating. Photo: TheCo-operative, One Angel Square, Wikimedia Creative Commons
The standard is touted as a cost-effective alternative to LEED.
A joint ASHRAE/ACCA proposal seeks comments from industry professionals.
Certification programs have only scratched the surface of assessing the performance of existing buildings. A new certification program, BREEAM USA, hopes to change that by making it easier for owners and managers to find out where their buildings stand and how they can make improvements. Image: Pixabay
BREEAM USA, an offshoot of a program already in place in Europe, aims to ease the point of entry....read more
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The standard requires federal agencies to use earthquake-resistant design provisions in current b...read more