Codes and Standards
Alternative uses often require action by local officials.
Massachusetts public health study finds pressure to work in pain contributes to problem.
Will include experts from many different disciplines.
City is one of the first jurisdictions to adopt newest code.
Community solar programs for low income residents part of plan.
As car ownership rates drop, excess parking seems more wasteful.
Professional associations and building standards organizations join forces.
Contractor pays $250,000 in back wages in Dept. of Labor enforcement action.
NASA graphic depict heat islands. Source: NASA
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The ambitious redevelopment proposal for a former Ford automotive plant creates tension.
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They already far exceed global average.
Off-site solar, and mechanical/electrical system savings aid the achievement.
Government doing little to verify self-reported project data.
Cement is essential to many infrastructure projects that address climate change.
Agenda includes technical training and networking opportunities.
Inconsistent regulatory environment also cited.
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Follows successful launch of BREEAM In-Use standard.
‘Alternative’ method now mainstream for nonresidential, highway/street, and water/wastewater cons...read more
May be only way to meet needs as ranks of construction workers decline.
Vulnerable buildings have welded columns and beams.
New policy is likely a first in the nation.
An Action Guide for Leaders offers answers to critical IPD questions.
Startup offers plug-in that scans 3D models.
Analysis of property data identifies communities prone to frequent flooding.
Exempt products include structural plywood, oriented strand board (OSB).
Measure was aimed at raising $50 million for homeless services, affordable housing.
Impermeable concrete made it easier for water to overwhelm drainage system.
Measure would help cities identify structures that could fail in major quake.