Codes and Standards

September 05, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Has detailed information for insulation, fire safety requirements in U.S., other countries.

August 31, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Higher cost of building materials could make rehab a better financial bet.

August 30, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Assessing current status helps direct where improvements can have greatest impact.

August 29, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

For installation and inspection of public and private swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs.

August 28, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Despite incentives, few owners add vegetative roofs.

August 24, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

“A backup for when Manila fails.”

August 23, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Market factors complicate efforts to recycle material from old structures.

August 22, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Statewide alternate method allows early technical consideration and approval.

August 21, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Said to be much more cost effective than CLT options.

August 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Alternative uses often require action by local officials.

Construction workers
August 16, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Massachusetts public health study finds pressure to work in pain contributes to problem.

August 15, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Will include experts from many different disciplines.

August 14, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

City is one of the first jurisdictions to adopt newest code.

August 09, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Community solar programs for low income residents part of plan.

August 08, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

As car ownership rates drop, excess parking seems more wasteful.

August 07, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Professional associations and building standards organizations join forces.

July 31, 2018 |

Contractor pays $250,000 in back wages in Dept. of Labor enforcement action.

Heat island effect can turn deadly in extreme conditions

NASA graphic depict heat islands. Source: NASA  

   

July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Of all the impacts of global climate change, it’s extreme heat that kills more Americans each yea...

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NIMBYism, generational divide threaten plan for net-zero village in St. Paul, Minn.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

   

July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The ambitious redevelopment proposal for a former Ford automotive plant creates tension.

In many markets, green features are more of a requirement for apartment renters

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July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Renters in many U.S. cities have come to expect green features in apartments that they rent, with...

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July 16, 2018 | Peter fabris, Contributing Editor

They already far exceed global average.

July 12, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Off-site solar, and mechanical/electrical system savings aid the achievement.

Washington D.C. row houses
July 11, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Government doing little to verify self-reported project data.

Cement
July 10, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cement is essential to many infrastructure projects that address climate change.

July 10, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Agenda includes technical training and networking opportunities.

Houston Skyline
July 06, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Inconsistent regulatory environment also cited.

Large window overlooking a pool
July 06, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

WELL Building Standard pioneer teams with architects to advance wellness innovations in the built...

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July 05, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Follows successful launch of BREEAM In-Use standard.

June 29, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

‘Alternative’ method now mainstream for nonresidential, highway/street, and water/wastewater cons...

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Construction at sunset
June 28, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

May be only way to meet needs as ranks of construction workers decline.

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