Codes and Standards

Starbucks in Bothell, Wash., gets CO through a virtual building inspection

This Starbucks and an adjacent bank in Bothell, Wash., were opened thanks to a virtual building inspection by the city. The coffeeshop's drive-thru has stayed open through the COVID-19 pandemic.

    

April 13, 2020 | Avalon Development

Bothell, Wash., issues a certificate of occupancy to developer after inspecting the property on...

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April 13, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cool Abu Dhabi aims to transform urban life in the Middle East.

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April 13, 2020 | Peter Fabris. Contributing Editor

Impact of temperature and relative humidity is unclear.

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April 09, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Covid-19 outbreak may lead employers to reevaluate office commitments.

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April 07, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes fact sheets for employees, employers, and a questions and answers document.

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April 01, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ASTM International cancels in-person standards meetings; DOE’s National Energy Codes Conference...

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March 26, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Victimized company Bird Construction has defense, law enforcement contracts.

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March 23, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Compliance with time-sensitive notice requirements and careful documentation required.

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March 23, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

House and Senate vote is nearly unanimous; law would go into effect Oct. 1.

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March 20, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Local officials that don’t comply could lose federal money to combat climate change.

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March 19, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contribiuting Editor

Includes recently approved position document on Airborne Infectious Diseases.

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March 19, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Version 2 draws on lessons from more than 20 zero carbon projects.

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March 16, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Result mostly due to more efficient use of Portland cement.

Feds push use of eminent domain to force people out of flood-prone homes

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March 13, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Local officials that don’t comply could lose federal money to combat climate change.

March 12, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Helps with choosing proper glass for non-residential applications.

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March 11, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Eastern white pine and eastern hemlock pass strength testing.

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March 10, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Technology suitable for buildings up to 12 stories in earthquake-prone areas.

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March 06, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Area including National Mall is facing increased flood risk.

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March 05, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Measure would go into effect by 2022.

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March 04, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Will collaborate on new code requirements.

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March 03, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Tool adds more transparency to certification.

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February 28, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Policies include sea walls, levies, and relocation.

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February 27, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Use of ear buds, headphones banned by some contractors.

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February 26, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ACI Collection features guidance on structural concrete construction and rehabilitation.

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February 25, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Aim is to realize full potential value of a building throughout its life cycle.

Renaissance Square, completed last year, is Puerto Rico's first mixed-income public housing development. Image credits: Alvarez-Diaz & Villalon

February 23, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Federal help means tougher code enforcement. And will this island of homeowners embrace renting...

February 21, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AIA speaks out against measure.

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February 20, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Mayor commits to goal for new and extensively renovated structures.

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February 19, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Perceived benefits make residents willing to help public works departments.

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February 18, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

National labs, universities, businesses selected for total of $74 million in funding.

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