Sixteen years ago, the Los Angeles City Council decided against requiring retrofits of existing b...read more
The goal of making it easier for people to age in place led to amendments to Vancouver, B.C.’s bu...read more
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) was granted final approval of several amendm...read more
The California master building code, set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, includes a few change...read more
The New Mexico State Court of Appeals struck down an attempt to repeal energy-efficient building...read more
An American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers committee drafting t...read more
As states increasingly look to utilities to play an active role in supporting building energy cod...read more
The increased number and severity of storms with high winds nationally should prompt a reexaminat...read more
The California Building Standards Commission adopted the new 2013 state standards code that inclu...read more
The Montana Department of Administration is developing a single building standard for all state f...read more
Since last summer, glass balconies have shattered at 13 different buildings in Toronto.
California is the first state to add window film into its building code. Window film, a polymer m...read more
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A developer wants to build a commercial development out of steel shipping containers in Las Vegas...read more
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The International Code Council (ICC) recently published the 2012 International Residential Code (...read more
A former chief building inspector for San Francisco wants to enact building codes that would limi...read more
The mayor’s plan to move to a less environmentally friendly code would mean confusion for people...read more
Despite tough safety codes approved a decade ago after earthquakes killed 18,000 people, lax enfo...read more
A uniform code for green construction is being readied for publication in March.
Over the past few years, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, and Washington, D.C., have passed laws r...read more
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a hazard alert, warning worke...read more
U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) code revision recommendations in the w...read more