Codes and Standards

December 12, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Costs associated with losses was $55.4 billion.

December 11, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Structural steel columns and beams support a cross-laminated timber floor system.

December 07, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The most vulnerable regions fare the worst in new study.

December 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Better hazard mapping and retrofit programs could help.

December 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Center for Construction Research and Training gives advice on new regulation.

December 04, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Developers would lose up to 20% discounts on some redevelopment projects.

Biltmore Estates in Ashville
November 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Focus is on layout and look of new buildings rather than use.

November 29, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

City revised building codes after Superstorm Sandy, but many owners not required to upgrade.

November 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes practical strategies and guidance with lessons from real-life projects.

November 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Increased understanding of how materials act when stretched and compressed is the goal.

November 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Buildings of 25,000 sf or larger required to install vegetative roof or PVs.

November 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard prescribes methods for designing more resilient buildings and communities.

November 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Improved versions of tools aimed at use of healthier construction supplies.

November 16, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Adverse effects include heat reflection onto nearby walls.

U.S. finalizes tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber

                    

 

November 15, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The duties would add 20% or more to cost if trade negotiators can’t find common ground.

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November 15, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

It provides a strategy to leapfrog minimum code requirements.

Redwood National Forest
November 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Contractors would have to source products based on greenhouse gas impact, not price, on state pro...

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November 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Updated form intended to be used with owner-architect agreements.

November 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Outcome-based codes compliance path looks at building’s actual performance.

November 07, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

First certification program that verifies products’ compliance with the WELL Building Standard....

November 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Standard is designed to be applicable across many types of new and existing buildings.

A man working on some blueprints
November 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

It will be used with the standard form for owner/consultant contracts.

Wall insulation
November 02, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Update includes calculations from direct solar radiation.

November 01, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Skyward offers app to receive permission for low altitude flights.

October 31, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Tishman Speyer will use Fitwel health certification system to guide building improvements.

October 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Design-bid-build forms last updated in 2007.

October 26, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Request highlights ongoing conflict between developers and residents over right to sunshine.

Asphalt roof shingles
October 24, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Recently updated Modified Bitumen Design Guide can be viewed on smartphones and tablets....

October 23, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Survey of facility management executives shows onsite renewables, energy storage will spike in 20...

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Blueprints
October 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Documents are structurally different from 2007, 2008 versions.

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