The Safe Building Code Incentive Act would give states a little extra post-disaster federal funding if they enacted and enforced nationally recognized building codes for businesses and residences before disaster strikes. About 20 states would either qualify immediately for the added help or would be able to do so with minor changes to their laws and standards as things stand now. No objection was raised to the bill during a hearing before a House of Representatives panel last month, and the bill reportedly has bipartisan support. This bodes well for its eventual passage.
Federal Safe Building Code Incentive Act’s bipartisan support, no notable objection, bodes well for passage
The mandate applies to all buildings regardless of when constructed.
The rating system emphasizes performance monitoring, fully integrated design, social equity, and human heal...
New York would be first U.S. city to charge drivers extra for downtown motoring.
Previous comprehensive changes were done 70 years ago.
Integration of new IT approaches in construction with new materials has potential to enhance sustainability...
Counterintuitive finding makes value of wide open workspaces questionable.
Pilot credit aims to reduce use of illegal wood in buildings.
Will pursue new projects being developed with mass timber.
Some 40% of contractors have turned down project offers.
Provides in-depth, technical overview on how to design, review, and approve shipping containers as building...