Codes and Standards
Ruling may have implications for other states claiming copyright for building codes.
Design can improve health amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Net-zero target requires shift in thinking and practices.
Load-shifting will help reduce peak demand.
Road closures, new rules for public transit will be imposed.
In state with earliest COVID-19 cases, advisory group developing priorities based on risk.
Freres Lumber unveils new line of structural elements suitable for high-rise buildings.
May contribute to fungal disease outbreaks that endanger patients
Document examines strengthening buildings for flood, wind, wildfires, and earthquakes.
Staggered start times, rigorous tool cleaning, virtual training among the strategies.
Despite objections from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the development of th...read more
New model building code nearly finalized.
Now includes private projects with 30% or more of public subsidies.
Agency clarifies responsibility for contractors, others.
Dept. of Buildings has issued more than 100 violations and stop-work orders.
Will examine ways to reduce infectious threats through building designs and operations.
Elastomeric respirators or powered, air-purifying respirators, and expired N95s are allowable a...read more
Seven Finnish companies aim to integrate all technical systems into a single platform.
Some rooms being repurposed for ICU care.
High-SCM concrete, and cellulose and wood fiber insulation among the greener alternatives.
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.
Bothell, Wash., issues a certificate of occupancy to developer after inspecting the property on...read more
Cool Abu Dhabi aims to transform urban life in the Middle East.
Impact of temperature and relative humidity is unclear.
Covid-19 outbreak may lead employers to reevaluate office commitments.
Includes fact sheets for employees, employers, and a questions and answers document.
ASTM International cancels in-person standards meetings; DOE’s National Energy Codes Conference...read more
Victimized company Bird Construction has defense, law enforcement contracts.
Compliance with time-sensitive notice requirements and careful documentation required.
House and Senate vote is nearly unanimous; law would go into effect Oct. 1.
Local officials that don’t comply could lose federal money to combat climate change.