Codes and Standards
Of the 50 largest U.S. cities, Philadelphia is one of just six that still require metal pipes....
Provides incentives for communities to modernize and enforce codes.
Mayors of 15 cities set goal of 185,000 new homes by 2030.
Manager training, data sharing are critical to meeting 20% utility cost reduction goal.
Urban heat island effect can vary by as much as 37°F in the same city.
Businesses, homeowners will control more power-generation capacity.
Withdrawn subcontractor bids can be costly.
Agency not conducting enough inspections, report says.
Strategies include reducing exposure to properties in flood-prone areas.
Stretch codes, more stringent credentials for designers, contractors, and inspectors may be neede...
Employees crave sunshine and views of the outdoors more than cafeterias, fitness centers, and chi...read more
Choice of insulating materials can impact indoor air quality, resident health.
Executives concerned about trade policy, labor shortages, approval processes.
Includes mandatory rest breaks, heat-exposure monitoring, record-keeping injury requirement.
Policies may have undermined ability to make coastal regions more resilient.
Would spur more energy conservation in buildings and cut carbon emissions.
Industry-first document to facilitate lean tools without need to sign multi-party IPD agreement....
Deadline is Jan. 3, 2019.
Influential body will vote in October on new provisions to allow 18-story wood-framed structures....
Rising sea levels likely to claim drinking water before land is under water.
Surfaces can reflect away heat and help prevent flooding.
Research supports financial case for certification.
Offers immediate occupancy building codes and performance standards strategies.
New construction to produce as much energy as it consumes.
Has detailed information for insulation, fire safety requirements in U.S., other countries.
Higher cost of building materials could make rehab a better financial bet.
Assessing current status helps direct where improvements can have greatest impact.
For installation and inspection of public and private swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs.
Despite incentives, few owners add vegetative roofs.
“A backup for when Manila fails.”