Codes and Standards
Enhancing building utilization and reusing materials also aid carbon reduction.
Some exceptions do apply.
GHG gases can be reduced by at least 11% with upgrades to public buildings and large private buil...read more
Study finds 51-day average payment turnaround.
Reflective coatings channel sunlight raising temperatures where pedestrians walk.
Provisions include increased building envelope performance and reduced air infiltration.
ACEEE 50-state scorecard finds latest IECC code gaining adherents.
Outlines financial strategies to implement energy-efficiency projects in healthcare.
Organization makes commitment to net zero carbon for all buildings by 2050.
Few buildings provide beefed up provisions to counteract threat.
AISC seeks input through Nov. 4.
Enables carbon-smart choices during material specification and procurement.
Must address interdependencies among people, buildings, infrastructure, and the environment.
New regulations aim to make zero-emission electric buildings the norm.
USGBC report finds most people don’t think environmental problems significant enough to prioritiz...read more
Former Army medical staffer Scott Ketcham has extensive OSHA experience.
Tool includes cross-laminated timber connection provisions and post-frame ring shank nails.
Amid devastation, lives likely saved by resilient buildings.
New rule expected to define protected waterways more narrowly.
Applies to apartments built at least 15 years ago.
ROI can be realized in as little as one year.
Investigation could influence future use of the materials.
Some followed their states in implementing more robust standards.
The change is expected to give contractors bigger checks earlier in project timeline.
Photo: Photo by Damon Hall from Pexels
A new study makes the case for relocating in a "strategic, managed" manner.
The Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks, is based on provisions in the 2006 to 2015 editions of the International Building Code.
A free app that calculates the maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occup...read more
The standard offers guidance when installing fenestration products.
Growing economy means more jobs, more cars, more hours stuck in traffic.
AGC asks for more funding for education and increased immigration to fill gaps.
Photo: Tall wood building student residence currently under construction at UBC in Vancouver, B.C. Credit: Acton Ostry Architects
The guide summarizes provisions for the use of wood and wood products in the 2018 IBC.