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Codes and Standards | Jul 27, 2022

Biden administration proposes drastic flood insurance reform

The Biden administration’s proposed major overhaul to the National Flood Insurance Program, or NFIP, would drastically alter how Americans protect homes and businesses against flooding.

Codes and Standards | Jul 22, 2022

Office developers aim for zero carbon without offsets

As companies reassess their office needs in the wake of the pandemic, a new arms race to deliver net zero carbon space without the need for offsets is taking place in London, according to a recent Bloomberg report.

Codes and Standards | Jul 22, 2022

Hurricane-resistant construction may be greatly undervalued

 

New research led by an MIT graduate student at the school’s Concrete Sustainability Hub suggests that the value of buildings constructed to resist wind damage in hurricanes may be significantly underestimated.

Building Team | Jul 20, 2022

San Francisco overtakes Tokyo as the world’s most expensive city for construction

San Francisco has overtaken Tokyo as the world’s most expensive city for construction, according to a new report from Turner & Townsend.

Airports | Jul 18, 2022

FAA will award nearly $1 billion for airport projects

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award nearly $1 billion to 85 airports of all sizes across the country to improve terminals.

Building Team | Jul 13, 2022

The YIMBY movement emerges as valuable advocate for affordable housing

Over the past few decades, developers grew accustomed to nothing but staunch opposition to dense affordable housing project proposals.

Codes and Standards | Jul 12, 2022

USGBC sets out principles for LEED’s future

The U.S. Green Building Council recently published a report containing principles outlining how LEED will evolve.

Codes and Standards | Jul 8, 2022

Inefficient supply chains, outdated project delivery systems hamper construction investment

Constructing and justifying the cost of physical assets such as a manufacturing plant is much more difficult than it was decades ago, according to a report by Steffen Fuchs, senior partner with McKinsey & Company.

Building Team | Jul 7, 2022

Report explores improving architect/contractor relationship

A new study by the American Institute of Architects and the Associated General Contractors of America focuses on improving the relationship between architects and contractors.

Codes and Standards | Jun 15, 2022

Waived tariffs on solar panels expected to boost solar power

The Biden Administration recently waived tariffs on solar panels from four countries in a move advocates say will accelerate the clean energy transition and benefit national security.

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