Codes and Standards
Bipartisan bill encourages states to adopt latest building codes.
JLL/Purdue University project is developing algorithms to improve indoor comfort.
Welltower uses internal system to evaluate total building performance.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Indoor mixed-use “Main Street” blossoms in giant former Bell Labs building.
Explains how models and data are used to assess the risk of structural damage.
Controversial Obama-era regulation may never be implemented.
Project could help Baltimore and other cities redevelop blighted properties.
Voter initiative left many details undecided.
HOK report examines forces reshaping industry.
In two years, the rest of the U.S. will follow suit.
Engineered Wood Assn. offers free calculator and technical note.
Skanska will integrate the technology into building facades.
Publication is joint effort by ASHRAE, AIA, IES, and USGBC.
Violators could be sentenced to six months in jail.
Fines adjusted for inflation in the New Year.
Alys Beach, a luxury residential community in western Florida, enforces building standards that protect its houses from high winds. Image: Alys Beach
Alys Beach’s in-house GC builds to standards set by the FORTIFIED program.
Four dollars saved for every dollar spent, says NIBS report.
Falls accounted for 39% of deadly accidents.
Newer buildings constructed in flood zone fared well.
Transaction allows GBI to expand operations to Canada and elsewhere.
White paper says code officials should be collaborators and facilitators.
Photo courtesy Arlington County, flickr Creative Commons
Honor recognizes efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, manage stormwater.
USGBC program signs on more than 130 companies or facilities for certification.
New York City Council proposal puts limits on penalties for safety violations leading to death, s...read more
Current exposure levels for lead in paint and dust have been in place for 17 years.
Evaluation service providers should be properly accredited.
GAO report cites hundreds of overseas facilities in peril.
Court filing alleges massive fraud and breaches of contract in Baha Mar Resort Project.
Potential for increased deployment of smart building technology is great beyond early adopters....
The map includes easily accessible and detailed information on each of the nearly 34,000 historic buildings within the city’s 141 historic districts.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission launched a new, enhanced version of its inter...read more