Codes and Standards
Katerra's sole factory, in Phoenix, produces wall panels, roof and floor trusses, cabinets, and countertops. The company, which recently raised $865 million in new venture capital financing, expects to have five more plants operating by year's end. Image: Katerra
Investors flock to this vertically integrated startup, which automates its design and constructio...read more
Almost 50% more zero energy commercial buildings under construction in 2017.
83% experienced at least one fraud incident.
Stormwater management, water quality, and heat island effect could all be impacted.
Reducing energy consumption by 15% would save six lives a day.
Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification aims to boost confidence in predicted energ...read more
Forty four states have areas defined as low-hazard.
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.