Codes and Standards

A piece of wood on fire

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July 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Results will help inform code changes.

Firefighters on the roof of a burning building in Alaska

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July 26, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard marks the first comprehensive international specification for this equipment.

Tire tracks in soil

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July 25, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The condition is the most common geologic hazard in the U.S.

A construction site in Manhattan

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July 24, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

President of contractors’ group says competitive pricing is spurring more open shops.

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July 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

L.A.’s new 1,100-foot skyscraper dominates city’s skyline.

The Willis Tower at sundown

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July 20, 2017 |

Certified office buildings reach 66% in windy city.

A hurricane as viewed from space

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July 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Average annual cost to buildings and infrastructure from eastern storms to rise by $7.3 billion....

Lights hang from the ceiling in a building

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July 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Results of the study support the usefulness of the practice.

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July 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ILF aims to make new certification the sole standard for highest performing buildings.

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July 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The money is earmarked for up to $500,000 surety bonds per contract.

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July 12, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Danger of propagating flames now deemed negligible.

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July 10, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New material is substitute for concrete and steel in multi-story projects.

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July 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Initiative aimed at alleviating construction industry worker shortage.

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July 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Explains energy performance gap from expected savings to actual savings.

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July 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Industry group developing criteria for categorizing wide range of construction approaches to tall...

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June 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The free download addresses entrances, storefront framing, curtain walls, windows and skylight fe...

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June 29, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Reports suggest an extra $6,300 for fire-resistant cladding could have prevented the tragedy.

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June 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The document is used for determining design loads including dead, live, soil, flood, tsunami, sno...

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June 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Better sound attenuation for subfloors and exterior continuous insulation are among the matters a...

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June 26, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Structures 20,000 sf and larger must demonstrate steps to boost efficiency.

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June 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Building efficiency essential to tempering global climate change.

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June 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Bipartisan legislation would prevent use of municipal bonds by pro teams.

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June 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Case pertained to construction of condo development that was not fire code-compliant.

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June 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

State’s codes have not been updated since 2009.

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June 15, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Campus plans include photovoltaic arrays and geothermal ground source heat pumps.

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June 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New joint venture will deliver enhanced services and support tools and programs throughout Canada...

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June 08, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New document focuses on design and construction considerations for horizontal NLT applications....

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June 08, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Some designers look to modular designs in anticipation of alternate uses.

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June 07, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Revised pipe-sizing method for residential applications will be included.

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June 07, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Construction defect law modifications could ease litigation risk and cut insurance rates.

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