Codes and Standards
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.”
Market factors complicate efforts to recycle material from old structures.
Statewide alternate method allows early technical consideration and approval.
Said to be much more cost effective than CLT options.
Alternative uses often require action by local officials.
Massachusetts public health study finds pressure to work in pain contributes to problem.
Will include experts from many different disciplines.
City is one of the first jurisdictions to adopt newest code.
Community solar programs for low income residents part of plan.
As car ownership rates drop, excess parking seems more wasteful.
Professional associations and building standards organizations join forces.
Contractor pays $250,000 in back wages in Dept. of Labor enforcement action.
NASA graphic depict heat islands. Source: NASA
Of all the impacts of global climate change, it’s extreme heat that kills more Americans each yea...read more
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The ambitious redevelopment proposal for a former Ford automotive plant creates tension.
Renters in many U.S. cities have come to expect green features in apartments that they rent, with...read more
They already far exceed global average.
Off-site solar, and mechanical/electrical system savings aid the achievement.