Codes and Standards
Tariffs on steel, aluminum, and other materials swell budgets.
Intl. Code Council and Modular Building Institute combine forces.
Pedestrian-friendly “Slow Streets” pilot starts on Earth Day 2019.
Transparent wood, self-cooling walls, bricks that filter air pollutants among the technological b...read more
Variations include laboratory test method for determining rate of air leakage.
Even if power goes green, transportation will still be a major emissions source.
Developer prompts new rules to use rainwater for heating and air conditioning.
Regulation would mandate signs warning that buildings could be unsafe during earthquakes.
State also repeals business furniture flammability standard.
Penalties total $2.7 million.
Atlantic City, Annapolis among communities affected.
Mass. General expansion will be designed for four days of shelter in place.
Reduced speed limits, traffic calming, better education seen as keys to improvement.
Growth is fastest in mid-sized cities with strong economies.
Firm is accepting industry applicants to test the product.
For evaluating window wall, curtain wall and storefront systems.
Switch from propane to electricity is critical to plan.
Accounts for dynamic shading from trees, buildings and other structures.
Energy benchmarking survey shows flat emissions pattern over past 20 years.
Capacity to store more than 2 million gallons of storm water on site.
Based on British standard and a publicly available standard.
New business models create disintermediation.
Benefits include driving tax revenue, business activity, and smart development.
Parking spots converted to bike lanes, transit is fast and easy.
Includes automatic shut offs for buildings of all sizes.
Can be combined with virtual net-metering software and tax-enabled financing.
Mixed-use tower would rise 21 stories high.
Opposed by real estate and trade groups, plan could generate $1 billion in next decade.
Streamlined process intended to improve efficiency, reduce hassle for bidders.
More diversity needed to keep pace with demand for workers.