Codes and Standards
Reduces need to run additional energy models.
ASTM International guidance supports cost-effective ways to withstand and recover from disasters....
Sites repurposed for residential, commercial use, and solar energy generation.
Nighttime activity makes the difference.
Offers greater flexibility around project fuel types and offsetting renewables.
Precursor to revised Green Globes Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings.
U.S. steel and aluminum mills could get a market-share boost from import tariffs. But the industry can't say for certain yet which products or producers will ultimately be subject to those duties. Image: Pixabay
Are import quotas and a “Buy American” infrastructure mandate in the cards?
Accused of falsely claiming veteran- and minority-owned business status.
An NFPA report found that code adoption is under heavier political scrutiny, leading to delays an...read more
Scale of projects, number of players involved contributes to problem.
More than 350 people died from extreme weather events in 2017.
Cleaner air results in fewer heart attacks, respiratory disease, and premature deaths.
Real estate, construction industry executives among those supporting the goal.
Change would impact 85,739 pieces of property.
Provides way to measure tensile strength in vertical applications.
Update said to be most inclusive and transparent platform to date.
Specialists to focus on community preparedness for disasters.
Companies were only able to meet half of the 51% local worker requirement over course of the proj...read more
Bill would require all 12-story or less public buildings to be built with mass timber.
Responsibility for enhancing civic architecture and urban design.
Significant changes to online wind-load calculator.
Concerns in Houston, Minnesota over environmental impacts.
Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Miami among cities at risk for water shortages.
Whole-building energy simulation, ASHRAE compliance requirement are key factors.
Utilities having difficulty adjusting to new business environment.
Newer products can cut energy costs by as much as 70%.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) voted to delay new beryllium exposure ru...read more
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed a seismic retrofit requirement for vulnerable steel...read more
Almost 50% more zero energy commercial buildings under construction in 2017.
Favorable comparison to 2013 standard for commercial buildings.