Codes and Standards

January 09, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Moody’s economist says costs including mortgage rates worsening situation.

January 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Focus will be on wage violations.

Philadelphia Skyline

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January 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

University/municipal partnership in Philadelphia aims to improve green infrastructure design.

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Aerial view of Washington, D.C.

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January 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes measures to reduce emissions from buildings and transportation.

January 04, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New durability requirements for new buildings in the works.

Wind farm

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January 04, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

First releases are O+M, BD+C, and ID+C.

Contractor on a job site

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January 03, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Ruling will prompt review of OSH decision that said GCs cannot be held liable for subs’ violation...

Wood planks

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January 03, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New provisions to be included in the 2021 International Building Code.

Apartment building

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January 02, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Performance measures are at least 50% more efficient than 2006 IECC.

Study compares labor hours for various low-slope roofing options

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January 02, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Type of roof covering, project parameters, tool management, and crew efficiency all impact profit...

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Man on scaffolding

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December 20, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Lawmakers under pressure to reform law that makes contractors 100% liable for work-site injuries....

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December 19, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides recommended ranges on 13 different parameters of water quality.

Four air conditioners on a roof

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December 18, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Dramatic action will be needed for global building sector to cut carbon in line with internationa...

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Smoke from a smokestack

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December 14, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Greener buildings have led to leveling off of GHGs.

Flooded neighborhood

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December 13, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Extensive suburban development, aging and poorly maintained infrastructure, and more intense rain...

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December 12, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Governor’s carbon neutral-by-2045 ambitions at odds with car culture.

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December 11, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Magnitude 7.0 temblor cracked roads and collapsed road ramps, but buildings held up well.

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December 07, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Michigan rose fastest after passing prevailing wage law.

December 06, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

North American construction steel saves about half of GHG emissions on building project.

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December 05, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Other chains also boost green efforts with PVs, EV charging stations.

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December 04, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Faster retrofit cycles, increased energy-efficiency requirements for existing buildings needed....

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November 30, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Approach would be unpopular as people attracted to stunning wooded landscapes.

November 29, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Two green standards groups will collaborate on standards, platforms, and research.

November 29, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Professional engineer must assess conditions.

November 28, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Lack of time and resources, and practitioners not in habit of working together hamper efforts....

November 27, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Last update was in 2015.

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November 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Projects must submit 12 months of data demonstrating continued or improved performance.

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November 20, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Long-delayed rules accept certifications by type or type and capacity.

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November 19, 2018 | Peter Fabris Contributing Editor

CTBUH technical document analyzes how to approach tall urban habitat.

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November 16, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Updated version helps governments streamline code development and adoption.

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