Codes and Standards
Dramatic action will be needed for global building sector to cut carbon in line with internationa...read more
Greener buildings have led to leveling off of GHGs.
Extensive suburban development, aging and poorly maintained infrastructure, and more intense rain...read more
Governor’s carbon neutral-by-2045 ambitions at odds with car culture.
Magnitude 7.0 temblor cracked roads and collapsed road ramps, but buildings held up well.
Michigan rose fastest after passing prevailing wage law.
North American construction steel saves about half of GHG emissions on building project.
Other chains also boost green efforts with PVs, EV charging stations.
Faster retrofit cycles, increased energy-efficiency requirements for existing buildings needed....
Approach would be unpopular as people attracted to stunning wooded landscapes.
Two green standards groups will collaborate on standards, platforms, and research.
Professional engineer must assess conditions.
Lack of time and resources, and practitioners not in habit of working together hamper efforts....
Last update was in 2015.
Projects must submit 12 months of data demonstrating continued or improved performance.
Long-delayed rules accept certifications by type or type and capacity.
CTBUH technical document analyzes how to approach tall urban habitat.
Updated version helps governments streamline code development and adoption.
New offerings resolve over 70 bugs and offer new features.
San Francisco redevelopment site work may have been racked by fraud.
Some contractors say they weren’t ready for ‘massive initiative’.
Each community has to find its own mix of solutions.
Less costly light-colored roofs can cut project costs by about 1.5%.
AWC document provides empirical sound transmission model.
Includes new Contractor-Subcontractor Master Agreement.
Design will make bird collisions less likely.
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.