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A Cab and people in Times Square
January 31, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Streamlined process intended to improve efficiency, reduce hassle for bidders.

Two construction workers at a site

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January 30, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

More diversity needed to keep pace with demand for workers.

January 29, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Emphasizes human health and integrative building design.

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January 25, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Educate and lead clients to more sustainable choices, says LEED fellow.

The White House

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January 24, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Agency fully funded for first nine months of 2019.

Construction Cranes
January 23, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Potential for serious harm is real, say researchers.

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January 22, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Energy analysis tool will identify energy efficiency opportunities.

Rendering: bayside Land Partners LLC

January 18, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Revised plan eliminated 8-acre lagoon, trolley, show fountain, and reduced retail space.

January 17, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides way to evaluate current state of resilience and guidance for areas of improvement.

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January 16, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Competition will award $500,000 in grants to teams who design innovative buildings.

Hurricane damage on the beach
January 15, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

New NIBS study finds that adopting 2018 Intl. Codes generate $11 benefit for every $1 invested....

Uptown waterloo ontario

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January 10, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Geothermal heating, living wall among notable features.

January 09, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Moody’s economist says costs including mortgage rates worsening situation.

January 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Focus will be on wage violations.

Philadelphia Skyline

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January 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

University/municipal partnership in Philadelphia aims to improve green infrastructure design.

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Aerial view of Washington, D.C.

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January 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes measures to reduce emissions from buildings and transportation.

January 04, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New durability requirements for new buildings in the works.

Wind farm

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January 04, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

First releases are O+M, BD+C, and ID+C.

Contractor on a job site

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January 03, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Ruling will prompt review of OSH decision that said GCs cannot be held liable for subs’ violation...

Wood planks

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January 03, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New provisions to be included in the 2021 International Building Code.

Apartment building

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January 02, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Performance measures are at least 50% more efficient than 2006 IECC.

Study compares labor hours for various low-slope roofing options

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January 02, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Type of roof covering, project parameters, tool management, and crew efficiency all impact profit...

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Man on scaffolding

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December 20, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Lawmakers under pressure to reform law that makes contractors 100% liable for work-site injuries....

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December 19, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides recommended ranges on 13 different parameters of water quality.

Four air conditioners on a roof

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December 18, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Dramatic action will be needed for global building sector to cut carbon in line with internationa...

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Smoke from a smokestack

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December 14, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Greener buildings have led to leveling off of GHGs.

Flooded neighborhood

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December 13, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Extensive suburban development, aging and poorly maintained infrastructure, and more intense rain...

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December 12, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Governor’s carbon neutral-by-2045 ambitions at odds with car culture.

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December 11, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Magnitude 7.0 temblor cracked roads and collapsed road ramps, but buildings held up well.

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December 07, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Michigan rose fastest after passing prevailing wage law.

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