Codes and Standards
Ruling will prompt review of OSH decision that said GCs cannot be held liable for subs’ violation...
New provisions to be included in the 2021 International Building Code.
Performance measures are at least 50% more efficient than 2006 IECC.
Courtesy CertainTeed Corporation
Type of roof covering, project parameters, tool management, and crew efficiency all impact profit...read more
Lawmakers under pressure to reform law that makes contractors 100% liable for work-site injuries....
Provides recommended ranges on 13 different parameters of water quality.
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.