Codes and Standards
Flooding in New York City during Hurricane Irene in 2011. Photo: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons.
Continued waterfront development may be regretted later this century.
Miami Beach, Fla. Photo: Marc Averette/Wikimedia Commons.
LEED Silver the prescribed standard on buildings larger than 50,000 sf.
State Capitol building in Lansing, Mich. Photo: OZinOH/Creative Commons.
Allows cities to fund projects without adding debt.
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‘Sick and tired’ of lawbreaking contractors defining public perception.
Welding has begun on a 70-story-tall office and residential tower in earthquake prone San Franciso that claims it can resist a 500-year earthquake, and be back in full operation within a month after a catastrophic event. Image: Courtesy of 181 Fremont
A megabrace is a key seismic component at 181 Fremont, with offices, residences, and retail space...
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Expected to raise $8 million annually on commercial and residential projects.
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The rule covers commercial uses for drones that weigh less than 55 pounds, and it takes effect Au...read more
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Applies to infractions that occurred after Nov. 2, 2015.
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Legislature accused of ignoring 1994 ruling ordering state to pick up some of the costs.
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's new green facility. Photo: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center/Creative Commons.
All new buildings and major renovations to be net-zero by 2030.
Room available through Airbnb. Photo: Geremy F/Creative Commons
Allegedly removing thousands of housing units from market, driving up rents.
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Zoning, property rights, building codes all could be re-imagined.
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If U.S. healthcare were a country, it would rank 13th in GHG emissions.
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Would have allowed five city agencies to use alternate delivery method.
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Database will offer rich data set on energy-efficient buildings in the U.S.
Construction in Chicago. Photo: Paul Morgan/Creative Commons.
Alleged to have been sham business in bid to win city public works contract.
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New studies indicate significant number of construction workers suffer hearing loss.
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Expected to improve consistency of risk evaluation on commercial real estate transactions.... read more
A 371,160-sf office building in Frankfort, Ky., is being constructed through a public-private-partnership. Photo: Steve Beshear/Creative Commons.
No single factor determines whether a project yields stronger benefit as a P3.
Nissan driverless car. Photo: Charly W. Karl/Creative Commons.
Offsite parking and more space for valet parking lines are among the foreseeable changes.
Boston's Logan Airport. Photo: Thomas Hawk/Creative Commons.
Massport’s guidelines a step forward for integrated BIM initiative.
San Francisco. Photo: Tony Webster/Creative Commons.
Critics charge that the measure may backfire and actually reduce new affordable units.
Shotcrete. Photo: Raimond Spekking/Wikimedia Commons.
Includes information on application procedures, testing.
Misuse of USB ports is one of the major health technology hazards of 2016. Photo: Aidan C. Siegel/Wikimedia Commons.
ECRI Institute’s annual list includes operational and workflow issues.
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Unanimous decision allows landowners to take regulatory decisions straight to court.
Certification programs have only scratched the surface of assessing the performance of existing buildings. A new certification program, BREEAM USA, hopes to change that by making it easier for owners and managers to find out where their buildings stand and how they can make improvements. Image: Pixabay
BREEAM USA, an offshoot of a program already in place in Europe, aims to ease the point of entry....read more
TD Bank Tower and TD North Tower. Photo: John Vetterli/Wikimedia Commons
The newly renovated 25,000-sf space achieved gold-level status.
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New curing monitoring techniques included.
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Energy modeling is a ‘no-brainer—like checking MPG on a car’
Construction in Asbury Park, N.J. Photo: Jazz Guy/Creative Commons.
For assessing human health-related exposure scenarios for construction products.