Codes and Standards

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April 19, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Breakthrough could have significant impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Deadline nears on New York City sprinkler requirement for tall office buildings

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April 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The mandate applies to all buildings regardless of when constructed.

LEED v4.1 now available for cities, communities, residential/homes

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April 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The rating system emphasizes performance monitoring, fully integrated design, social equity, and...

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Engineering, construction spending to rise 3% in 2019: FMI outlook

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April 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Top-performing segments forecast in 2019 include transportation, public safety, and education....

Chicago-area joint venture antes up $1 billion for Opportunity Zone development investment

The Decennial Group, a joint venture of two leading real estate developers, is investing in Opportunity Zones to take advantage of new tax incentives. Image: Decennial Group

April 07, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Decennial Group says it’s looking at 250 potential projects, primarily in America’s heartland and...

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April 05, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New York would be first U.S. city to charge drivers extra for downtown motoring.

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April 04, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Previous comprehensive changes were done 70 years ago.

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April 03, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Integration of new IT approaches in construction with new materials has potential to enhance sust...

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April 02, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Counterintuitive finding makes value of wide open workspaces questionable.

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March 29, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Pilot credit aims to reduce use of illegal wood in buildings.

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March 28, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Will pursue new projects being developed with mass timber.

Shortage of skilled construction workers resulting in missed deadlines

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March 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Some 40% of contractors have turned down project offers.

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March 25, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides in-depth, technical overview on how to design, review, and approve shipping containers a...

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March 22, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Identifies policies, funding sources to address building energy use.

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March 21, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Tariffs on steel, aluminum, and other materials swell budgets.

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March 20, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Intl. Code Council and Modular Building Institute combine forces.

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March 19, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Pedestrian-friendly “Slow Streets” pilot starts on Earth Day 2019.

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March 15, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Transparent wood, self-cooling walls, bricks that filter air pollutants among the technological b...

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March 14, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Variations include laboratory test method for determining rate of air leakage.

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March 13, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Even if power goes green, transportation will still be a major emissions source.

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March 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Developer prompts new rules to use rainwater for heating and air conditioning.

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March 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Regulation would mandate signs warning that buildings could be unsafe during earthquakes.

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March 07, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

State also repeals business furniture flammability standard.

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March 06, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Penalties total $2.7 million.

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March 05, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Atlantic City, Annapolis among communities affected.

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March 01, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Mass. General expansion will be designed for four days of shelter in place.

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March 01, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Reduced speed limits, traffic calming, better education seen as keys to improvement.

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February 28, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Growth is fastest in mid-sized cities with strong economies.

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February 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Firm is accepting industry applicants to test the product.

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February 26, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

For evaluating window wall, curtain wall and storefront systems.

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