Codes and Standards

A new study by PwC details how the industrial sector could get more involved as an influencer, and possibly as investors, in the massive infrastructure spending program that federal lawmakers and The White House now seem committed to moving forward. Image: Pixabay

March 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The accounting and consulting firm PwC offers the industrial sector a five-step approach to getti...

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March 15, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard-setting initiative for energy-efficient products may be a victim of Trump budget cut...

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March 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The measure has bipartisan support.

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March 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The rule mandates labor compliance review for federal construction contractors.

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March 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The committee's creation is an important step forward for the group that evaluates internet conne...

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March 08, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The focus is on cost and performance of various systems.

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March 07, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Forecasted data, not historical data, will be used as the basis for the codes.

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March 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The updates address industry changes impacting insurance, legal, technology, and terminology.

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March 03, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new sstandard combines guidelines for conventional tensile membrane structures with frame-cov...

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March 01, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The regulation governs compliance with effluent limits.

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February 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Washington, D.C., and Annapolis, Md., could flood every three days by 2045.

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February 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A new report shows 14% cost savings and a 7% increase in value when green standards are met.

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February 24, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New NIBS report says baseline information needs further development.

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February 22, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The planned updated version will be customizable for any building type.

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February 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Inspectors are edging toward retirement with no understudies in place.

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February 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Seismic simulation, roof trusses, steel-to-steel and sheathing-to-steel connections are examined...

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February 17, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The second edition incorporates more recent IECC and ASHRAE standards.

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February 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The paper provides guidance on how to streamline pursuit of dual certification.

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February 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

High-performance green buildings are linked to better job performance.

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February 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The changes apply to multifamily, hotels, state-owned buildings, and public schools.

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February 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Portico platform features a database of products ranked on how they disclose ingredients.

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February 07, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Buildings constructed in the last two decades are largely holding up to increased seismic activit...

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February 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Programs will provide money for both owners and renters.

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February 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

When to use them, cost, and installation are issues that are explored.

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February 03, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The report will inform design principles for New York City jails.

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February 01, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance the most popular rating system in top 10 states.

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January 31, 2017 | Peter Fabris Contributing Editor

New approach to resiliency examined in French Polynesia.

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January 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

More tightly packed cities would cut building emissions significantly, study says.

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January 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

It would be the first such requirement in the U.S.

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January 25, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

EUI could push sustainability through market-driven approach.

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