Codes and Standards
Initiatives include cool streets, cool roofs, and broader urban tree canopy.
Enhanced data transmission will make virtual reality more effective, but 5G adoptions will increase gradually. Photo: Pexels
Virtual reality, Internet of Things, robotics, and drones will all benefit from enhanced data flo...read more
American Concrete Institute document includes major technical changes.
Study finds increased engagement and readiness for new roles.
AAMA document includes mandatory language, optional language, and detailed technical commentary....
Solutions include eliminating single-family zoning and allowing taller apartments in higher-densi...read more
Recognition that structures should be acoustically satisfying.
All must comply by January 1.
Construction industry must also invest in training, recruiting high school students.
Reducing number of parking spots frees up land for ‘more purposeful’ uses.
Wide range of solutions address numerous environmental challenges.
First to fund solar for smaller-scale commercial operations.
Confidential reporting on structural failures, near misses, and other incidents.
Climate resiliency a key theme of entrants.
Property owners face many challenges; coastal defense project plans are complex and need more tim...read more
No gas hook-ups will be allowed in new houses, apartments, and commercial buildings.
The Landmark @ One Market is one of San Francisco’s most architecturally distinctive buildings....
Pertains to fire resistance rating times.
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The move follows successful public input on LEED 4.1.
Guidelines, common terminology, and testing methodology are needed, says expert.
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American Concrete Institute offers guidance on assessment, repair, rehab of existing concrete str...read more
The update adds credits to lower carbon footprints and to promote climate change resiliency.
The Forest Stewardship Council and other groups aim to help buyers understand and make it easier...read more
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The walkability trend is spreading to urbanizing suburbs.
A report by Autodesk and Deloitte focuses on how workers can succeed in an automated world.
AAMA document establishes minimum performance requirements.
About 60% of Americans use a public restroom one to five times a week, according to the latest an...read more
Advances include language on resilience, life cycle cost analysis, moisture control analysis, hea...read more
Three companies show compliance for using containers for housing.
Technology can enable cities to be more interconnected, efficient, and accessible.