Codes and Standards

August 07, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Professional associations and building standards organizations join forces.

July 31, 2018 |

Contractor pays $250,000 in back wages in Dept. of Labor enforcement action.

Heat island effect can turn deadly in extreme conditions

NASA graphic depict heat islands. Source: NASA  

   

July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Of all the impacts of global climate change, it’s extreme heat that kills more Americans each yea...

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NIMBYism, generational divide threaten plan for net-zero village in St. Paul, Minn.

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July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The ambitious redevelopment proposal for a former Ford automotive plant creates tension.

In many markets, green features are more of a requirement for apartment renters

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July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Renters in many U.S. cities have come to expect green features in apartments that they rent, with...

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July 16, 2018 | Peter fabris, Contributing Editor

They already far exceed global average.

July 12, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Off-site solar, and mechanical/electrical system savings aid the achievement.

Washington D.C. row houses
July 11, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Government doing little to verify self-reported project data.

Cement
July 10, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cement is essential to many infrastructure projects that address climate change.

July 10, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Agenda includes technical training and networking opportunities.

Houston Skyline
July 06, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Inconsistent regulatory environment also cited.

Large window overlooking a pool
July 06, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

WELL Building Standard pioneer teams with architects to advance wellness innovations in the built...

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July 05, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Follows successful launch of BREEAM In-Use standard.

June 29, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

‘Alternative’ method now mainstream for nonresidential, highway/street, and water/wastewater cons...

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Construction at sunset
June 28, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

May be only way to meet needs as ranks of construction workers decline.

June 27, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Vulnerable buildings have welded columns and beams.

June 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New policy is likely a first in the nation.

Curving silver arrow
June 25, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

An Action Guide for Leaders offers answers to critical IPD questions.

Laptop on a desk
June 21, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Startup offers plug-in that scans 3D models.

June 20, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Analysis of property data identifies communities prone to frequent flooding.

June 19, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Exempt products include structural plywood, oriented strand board (OSB).

June 18, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Measure was aimed at raising $50 million for homeless services, affordable housing.

June 14, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Impermeable concrete made it easier for water to overwhelm drainage system.

June 13, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Measure would help cities identify structures that could fail in major quake.

The River Thames in London
June 12, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

After three years, traffic congestion declined by 30% in London.

Prefabricated construction site
June 11, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Part of Housing 2.0 modular construction initiative.

June 06, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

LPCiminelli stops functioning as GC in fallout from the case.

June 06, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Hasn’t kept pace with urgency of problem, says clean energy investor.

June 05, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Green venues save owners money, gain positive publicity.

June 04, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

City aims to reduce GHGs 60% by 2035 and 80% by 2050.

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