Codes and Standards
New York City Council proposal puts limits on penalties for safety violations leading to death, s...read more
Current exposure levels for lead in paint and dust have been in place for 17 years.
Evaluation service providers should be properly accredited.
GAO report cites hundreds of overseas facilities in peril.
Court filing alleges massive fraud and breaches of contract in Baha Mar Resort Project.
Potential for increased deployment of smart building technology is great beyond early adopters....
The map includes easily accessible and detailed information on each of the nearly 34,000 historic buildings within the city’s 141 historic districts.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission launched a new, enhanced version of its inter...read more
Credit ratings giant will ask what communities are doing to mitigate risk exposure.
World Green Building Council report confirms that lighting, indoor air quality, thermal comfort a...read more
Pledge to push for more local authority to reduce emissions.
The report compares solutions to reduce stormwater.
Costs associated with losses was $55.4 billion.
Structural steel columns and beams support a cross-laminated timber floor system.
The most vulnerable regions fare the worst in new study.
Better hazard mapping and retrofit programs could help.
Center for Construction Research and Training gives advice on new regulation.
Developers would lose up to 20% discounts on some redevelopment projects.
Focus is on layout and look of new buildings rather than use.
City revised building codes after Superstorm Sandy, but many owners not required to upgrade.
Includes practical strategies and guidance with lessons from real-life projects.
Increased understanding of how materials act when stretched and compressed is the goal.
Buildings of 25,000 sf or larger required to install vegetative roof or PVs.
The standard prescribes methods for designing more resilient buildings and communities.
Improved versions of tools aimed at use of healthier construction supplies.
Adverse effects include heat reflection onto nearby walls.
The duties would add 20% or more to cost if trade negotiators can’t find common ground.
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It provides a strategy to leapfrog minimum code requirements.
Contractors would have to source products based on greenhouse gas impact, not price, on state pro...read more
Updated form intended to be used with owner-architect agreements.
Outcome-based codes compliance path looks at building’s actual performance.