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A study finds the impact can be as much as 25% per year.
Missouri is the latest to enact design-build legislation.
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The updates address industry confusion over how to handle the issue.
The costs and benefits of managing 29 types of waste are now included.
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The new building code prevents any structure with more than three stories from being built from a...read more
A study found temperatures in the low 70s reduce worker performance.
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The proposal ‘would essentially rewrite the current 100-year flood standard.’
Agencies must quantify the specific impacts when possible.
No net GHG emissions will be allowed.
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The Multifamily Green Advantage targets existing buildings.
The recent floods and wildfires in Alberta are being cited as proof.
The company used two minority firms as fronts in a nearly $1 billion scheme.
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Industry leaders offer how procurement system could be improved.
An assembly committee heard testimony on deadly balcony collapse that occurred last year.
The University of Texas at Dallas Student Services Building was the first university building in Texas to Receive LEED Platinum ststus. Photo: Wikipedia Public Domain.
The new initiative screens projects to see if they are investor-ready.
One Angel Square, Manchester, England. BREEAM 'Outstanding' rating. Photo: TheCo-operative, One Angel Square, Wikimedia Creative Commons
The standard is touted as a cost-effective alternative to LEED.
A joint ASHRAE/ACCA proposal seeks comments from industry professionals.
A nine-month limit has been proposed for some $100 million-plus projects.
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The move highlights innovative insurance, mortgage, tax, and finance-based strategies.
Transit-oriented development and affordable housing are spurring the movement.
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Products will now have to be labeled as compliant to the new rules.
The orders come after a rise in the number of deadly accidents that have occurred in the past few...read more
The funds from the tax will be used to restore wetlands
The campaign asserts that not enough is known about CLT in construction
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Significant risk increases seen in some areas of the U.S.
Flooding in New York City during Hurricane Irene in 2011. Photo: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons.
Continued waterfront development may be regretted later this century.
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LEED Silver the prescribed standard on buildings larger than 50,000 sf.
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Allows cities to fund projects without adding debt.
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‘Sick and tired’ of lawbreaking contractors defining public perception.
Welding has begun on a 70-story-tall office and residential tower in earthquake prone San Franciso that claims it can resist a 500-year earthquake, and be back in full operation within a month after a catastrophic event. Image: Courtesy of 181 Fremont
A megabrace is a key seismic component at 181 Fremont, with offices, residences, and retail space...