Codes and Standards
Has detailed information for insulation, fire safety requirements in U.S., other countries.
Higher cost of building materials could make rehab a better financial bet.
Assessing current status helps direct where improvements can have greatest impact.
For installation and inspection of public and private swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs.
Despite incentives, few owners add vegetative roofs.
“A backup for when Manila fails.”
Market factors complicate efforts to recycle material from old structures.
Statewide alternate method allows early technical consideration and approval.
Said to be much more cost effective than CLT options.
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
Of all the impacts of global climate change, it’s extreme heat that kills more Americans each yea...read more
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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.
WELL Building Standard pioneer teams with architects to advance wellness innovations in the built...read more
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.