Codes and Standards
Savings achieved in less rework and fewer and shorter punch lists.
Passive survivability, social resiliency, and community health among the goals.
Strategies augment social distancing, increased air flow to combat COVID-19 spread.
Wildfires strike Northwest timber industry in wake of Covid-19 shutdowns.
Construction and fossil fuel interests oppose portions of latest model energy code.
Sustainability policies will drive trend.
Ensures compatibility with the International Building Code.
Repeated rebuilding after successive floods now seen as bad policy.
Affordable housing projects can find PV installations to be cost-effective.
World Green Building Council drives goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Researchers to investigate risk of airborne transmission.
Part of suite of skylight documents by Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance.
Shuts down work sites for anti-bias training.
Water Resilience Portfolio is roadmap for meeting water needs as climate changes.
First update to 2009 document.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently la...read more
Workers could balk at returning to high-rises.
Outdated policies favor fossil fuels.
Sets minimum requirements for design, construction, repair of concrete structural elements in b...read more
Pertains to design criteria for nuclear facilities.
Looks at space considerations for reopening at different scales.
Overview of Intl. Building Code requirements included.
More efficient equipment and buildings could make a big difference.
Will collaborate on new structural post-tensioned concrete code requirements.
New York City approves metal-concrete product for all five boroughs.
District heating and cooling systems boost efficiency.
Include social distancing requirements, notifications when co-worker tests positive, timelines...read more
Document focuses on switching appliances and equipment away from natural gas, propane.
Goal is to achieve net-zero construction by 2050.
States, cities, and OSHA enforce social distancing, hand-washing regulations.