Codes and Standards
Code improvements and voluntary programs could add momentum.
Initiative would add 67 acres of public open space.
Recommendations include addressing geotechnical issues like those faced by Millennium Tower.
Proposals now go to online voting; final outcome expected in December.
Those areas face the biggest risk from extreme heat.
Safety must be balanced with welcoming environment.
Less stringent codes in northern parts of state linked to devastation.
Australian program recognized by WELL, claims compliance with LE.
A proposed 21-story residential tower in Milwaukee, Wis., would be the tallest in the country if approved by the city. Image: Korb + Associates Architects
The developer is confident that the city will approve construction, which is scheduled to start n...read more
FEMA dollars pay for reconstruction, but local decision-makers ignore climate change impacts....
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Withdrawn subcontractor bids can be costly.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.