Codes and Standards
Breakthrough could have significant impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The mandate applies to all buildings regardless of when constructed.
The rating system emphasizes performance monitoring, fully integrated design, social equity, and...read more
Top-performing segments forecast in 2019 include transportation, public safety, and education....
The Decennial Group, a joint venture of two leading real estate developers, is investing in Opportunity Zones to take advantage of new tax incentives. Image: Decennial Group
Decennial Group says it’s looking at 250 potential projects, primarily in America’s heartland and...read more
New York would be first U.S. city to charge drivers extra for downtown motoring.
Previous comprehensive changes were done 70 years ago.
Integration of new IT approaches in construction with new materials has potential to enhance sust...read more
Counterintuitive finding makes value of wide open workspaces questionable.
Pilot credit aims to reduce use of illegal wood in buildings.
Will pursue new projects being developed with mass timber.
Some 40% of contractors have turned down project offers.
Provides in-depth, technical overview on how to design, review, and approve shipping containers a...read more
Identifies policies, funding sources to address building energy use.
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.