Codes and Standards

January 05, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Evaluation service providers should be properly accredited.

January 04, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

GAO report cites hundreds of overseas facilities in peril.

January 03, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Court filing alleges massive fraud and breaches of contract in Baha Mar Resort Project.

January 02, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Potential for increased deployment of smart building technology is great beyond early adopters....

The map includes easily accessible and detailed information on each of the nearly 34,000 historic buildings within the city’s 141 historic districts. 

December 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission launched a new, enhanced version of its inter...

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December 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Credit ratings giant will ask what communities are doing to mitigate risk exposure.

December 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

World Green Building Council report confirms that lighting, indoor air quality, thermal comfort a...

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December 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Pledge to push for more local authority to reduce emissions.

December 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The report compares solutions to reduce stormwater.

December 12, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Costs associated with losses was $55.4 billion.

December 11, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Structural steel columns and beams support a cross-laminated timber floor system.

December 07, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The most vulnerable regions fare the worst in new study.

December 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Better hazard mapping and retrofit programs could help.

December 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Center for Construction Research and Training gives advice on new regulation.

December 04, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Developers would lose up to 20% discounts on some redevelopment projects.

Biltmore Estates in Ashville
November 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Focus is on layout and look of new buildings rather than use.

November 29, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

City revised building codes after Superstorm Sandy, but many owners not required to upgrade.

November 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes practical strategies and guidance with lessons from real-life projects.

November 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Increased understanding of how materials act when stretched and compressed is the goal.

November 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Buildings of 25,000 sf or larger required to install vegetative roof or PVs.

November 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard prescribes methods for designing more resilient buildings and communities.

November 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Improved versions of tools aimed at use of healthier construction supplies.

November 16, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Adverse effects include heat reflection onto nearby walls.

U.S. finalizes tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber

                    

 

November 15, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The duties would add 20% or more to cost if trade negotiators can’t find common ground.

Photo: Hat600, Wikimedia Commons

November 15, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

It provides a strategy to leapfrog minimum code requirements.

Redwood National Forest
November 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Contractors would have to source products based on greenhouse gas impact, not price, on state pro...

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November 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Updated form intended to be used with owner-architect agreements.

November 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Outcome-based codes compliance path looks at building’s actual performance.

November 07, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

First certification program that verifies products’ compliance with the WELL Building Standard....

November 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Standard is designed to be applicable across many types of new and existing buildings.

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