Codes and Standards
Construction spending outpaced the nation's GDP growth in 2016, according to JLL's latest construction outlook. But spending remains uncertain this year, as the industry waits to see whether new policies on labor and trade emerge from the new administration. Image: Pixabay
Impacts on labor and materials costs at issue, according to latest JLL report.
The study compares costs in five categories of construction.
The certification measures and monitors environmental performance of existing buildings.
Premiums leveled off in 2015, and claims have been stable, helping to hold costs down.
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
The accounting and consulting firm PwC offers the industrial sector a five-step approach to getti...read more
The standard-setting initiative for energy-efficient products may be a victim of Trump budget cut...
The measure has bipartisan support.
The rule mandates labor compliance review for federal construction contractors.
The committee's creation is an important step forward for the group that evaluates internet conne...read more
The focus is on cost and performance of various systems.
Forecasted data, not historical data, will be used as the basis for the codes.
The updates address industry changes impacting insurance, legal, technology, and terminology....
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The new sstandard combines guidelines for conventional tensile membrane structures with frame-cov...read more
The regulation governs compliance with effluent limits.
Washington, D.C., and Annapolis, Md., could flood every three days by 2045.
A new report shows 14% cost savings and a 7% increase in value when green standards are met.
New NIBS report says baseline information needs further development.
The planned updated version will be customizable for any building type.
Inspectors are edging toward retirement with no understudies in place.
Seismic simulation, roof trusses, steel-to-steel and sheathing-to-steel connections are examined...read more
The second edition incorporates more recent IECC and ASHRAE standards.
The paper provides guidance on how to streamline pursuit of dual certification.
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High-performance green buildings are linked to better job performance.
The changes apply to multifamily, hotels, state-owned buildings, and public schools.
Portico platform features a database of products ranked on how they disclose ingredients.
Buildings constructed in the last two decades are largely holding up to increased seismic activit...
Programs will provide money for both owners and renters.
When to use them, cost, and installation are issues that are explored.
The report will inform design principles for New York City jails.
LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance the most popular rating system in top 10 states....