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Resiliency

Norshield Products Fortify Critical NYC Infrastructure

New York City has two very large buildings dedicated to answering the 911 calls of its five boroughs. With more than 11 million emergency calls annually, it makes perfect sense. The second of these buildings, the Public Safety Answering Center II (PSAC II) is located on a nine-acre parcel of land in the Bronx. It’s an imposing 450,000 square-foot structure—a 240-foot-wide by 240-foot-tall cube. The gleaming aluminum cube risesthe equivalent of 24 stories from behind a grassy berm, projecting the unlikely impression that it might actually be floating. Like most visually striking structures, the building has drawn as much scorn as it has admiration. 

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Codes and Standards | Oct 26, 2020

New seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program released

The provisions present a set of recommended improvements to the ASCE/SEI 7-16 Standard.

Codes and Standards | Oct 22, 2020

More than 130 building projects have engaged LEED’s Safety First Credits in response to COVID-19

Best practices helping companies develop and measure healthy, sustainable, and resilient reopening efforts.

Codes and Standards | Oct 21, 2020

New technologies and techniques can ‘future-proof’ buildings

Net-zero principles may give buildings longer lives.

Codes and Standards | Oct 20, 2020

Updated AIA Contractor’s Qualification Statement and Warranty Bond documents available

Statement now includes safety protocols and plans, sustainability, and BIM experience.

Codes and Standards | Oct 19, 2020

NEXT Coalition chooses five pilot projects to fight COVID-19 on jobsites

Mobile platforms, wearable sensors, AI video systems among the trial solutions.

Codes and Standards | Oct 15, 2020

Neighborhoods Now offers cost-effective, DIY designs in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Designs include barriers for outdoor dining, sidewalk retail displays, and modular seating for public spaces.

Codes and Standards | Oct 14, 2020

Standard contract document for prefab and modular building released

ConsensusDocs addresses the most common prefabricated construction use-case scenario.

Codes and Standards | Oct 13, 2020

Austin is first major Texas city to adopt wildfire code

New ordinance based on the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code.

Codes and Standards | Oct 12, 2020

Guidance offered for K-12 schools to support students with asthma

Green purchasing policies for cleaning, filters, furniture and other products encouraged.

Codes and Standards | Oct 7, 2020

More energy efficiency programs are encouraging zero-energy projects

At least 20 programs for new construction, major renovations emerge.

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