Codes and Standards
Environmental and planning groups note soaring claims, flood insurance debt.
New procedure would diminish influence of local code officials.
Energy-intensive sector comprises 10% of all commercial real estate.
Restraints include high upfront cost, and lack of universal definition and approaches.
First update of ‘safe harbors’ in 15 years provides better clarity for design and construction...read more
Battle over IP property claims by ICC and other codes bodies continues.
Businesses that install green roofs, rain gardens, permeable pavement, and rainwater harvesting...read more
May limit the number of firms that could compete for contracts.
Projects include new General Assembly Building, outpatient facility at Virginia Commonwealth Un...read more
Will accelerate pace of lead service line replacement.
Some communities will have 90% of their affordable housing at risk.
Nearly 23% of employees will work from outside of offices.
CROSSWALK web service accesses standards specific to projects from feasibility to turnover....
Courtesy GSA Proving Ground
One-stop-shop for information associated with technology validations in buildings.
Directs defense, agriculture secretaries to review potential for wood frame construction on def...read more
Rule would apply to projects on lots sized 20,000 sf or larger.
Building owners can invest in new technology with no upfront cost.
Buildings reopened after extended pandemic closure are at risk.
Scope expanded to include shotcrete, internal curing, mineral fillers, and recycled concrete ag...read more
Lure of urban life and jobs may draw people back after pandemic subsides.
FGIA issues first update for document created in 2005.
Cover Boards EPD is an industry first.
Will address innovations in material performance and building designs.
Owners should assess risk, insurance coverage, and ability to withstand disasters.
Agency releases guidance on lessons learned from pandemic inspections.
Most of the movement seems permanent.
New programs, updates will spur shift to regenerative strategies.
FGIA document was last updated in 2013.
Appeals process nixed requirement for residential electrification readiness.
Organization assesses sustainability performance of real estate and infrastructure portfolios a...read more