Codes and Standards

February 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Reducing energy consumption by 15% would save six lives a day.

February 22, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification aims to boost confidence in predicted energ...

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February 21, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Forty four states have areas defined as low-hazard.

February 20, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Bipartisan bill encourages states to adopt latest building codes.

February 19, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

JLL/Purdue University project is developing algorithms to improve indoor comfort.

February 14, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Welltower uses internal system to evaluate total building performance.

February 13, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Indoor mixed-use “Main Street” blossoms in giant former Bell Labs building.

February 12, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Explains how models and data are used to assess the risk of structural damage.

February 08, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Controversial Obama-era regulation may never be implemented.

February 05, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Project could help Baltimore and other cities redevelop blighted properties.

February 05, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Voter initiative left many details undecided.

February 02, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

HOK report examines forces reshaping industry.

January 31, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In two years, the rest of the U.S. will follow suit.

January 31, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Engineered Wood Assn. offers free calculator and technical note.

January 31, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Skanska will integrate the technology into building facades.

January 29, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Publication is joint effort by ASHRAE, AIA, IES, and USGBC.

Flying drones while inebriated now illegal in New Jersey
January 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Violators could be sentenced to six months in jail.

January 25, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

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

January 24, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Alys Beach’s in-house GC builds to standards set by the FORTIFIED program.

January 23, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Four dollars saved for every dollar spent, says NIBS report.

January 19, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Falls accounted for 39% of deadly accidents.

January 18, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Newer buildings constructed in flood zone fared well.

January 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Transaction allows GBI to expand operations to Canada and elsewhere.

January 16, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

White paper says code officials should be collaborators and facilitators.

Arlington Virginia

Photo courtesy Arlington County, flickr Creative Commons

January 12, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Honor recognizes efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, manage stormwater.

January 11, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

USGBC program signs on more than 130 companies or facilities for certification.

January 10, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New York City Council proposal puts limits on penalties for safety violations leading to death, s...

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A paint can and three brushes
January 09, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Current exposure levels for lead in paint and dust have been in place for 17 years.

January 05, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Evaluation service providers should be properly accredited.

January 04, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

GAO report cites hundreds of overseas facilities in peril.

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