Codes and Standards
Last update was in 2015.
Projects must submit 12 months of data demonstrating continued or improved performance.
Long-delayed rules accept certifications by type or type and capacity.
CTBUH technical document analyzes how to approach tall urban habitat.
Updated version helps governments streamline code development and adoption.
New offerings resolve over 70 bugs and offer new features.
San Francisco redevelopment site work may have been racked by fraud.
Some contractors say they weren’t ready for ‘massive initiative’.
Each community has to find its own mix of solutions.
Less costly light-colored roofs can cut project costs by about 1.5%.
AWC document provides empirical sound transmission model.
Includes new Contractor-Subcontractor Master Agreement.
Design will make bird collisions less likely.
Code improvements and voluntary programs could add momentum.
Initiative would add 67 acres of public open space.
Recommendations include addressing geotechnical issues like those faced by Millennium Tower.
Proposals now go to online voting; final outcome expected in December.
Those areas face the biggest risk from extreme heat.
Safety must be balanced with welcoming environment.
Less stringent codes in northern parts of state linked to devastation.
Australian program recognized by WELL, claims compliance with LE.
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
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Provides incentives for communities to modernize and enforce codes.
Mayors of 15 cities set goal of 185,000 new homes by 2030.
Manager training, data sharing are critical to meeting 20% utility cost reduction goal.
Urban heat island effect can vary by as much as 37°F in the same city.
Businesses, homeowners will control more power-generation capacity.
Withdrawn subcontractor bids can be costly.