Codes and Standards

A construction crane
September 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cranes rated for 140 mph winds didn’t hold up to 100 mph gusts.

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September 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Access to better financing, tax incentives, rent premiums, among the benefits to greener building...

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A workspace in an office
September 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

2016 saw a slight rise in total certified U.S. green office space.

Wetlands at sunset
September 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

However, states may step up regulations as feds relax them.

A street in downtown Austin, Texas
September 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Rising rents elicit reexamination of zoning principles.

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September 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Comments on proposed rule sought through Sept. 29.

September 12, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

All city government buildings are powered by renewables.

A street lamp sticking out of rising floodwaters

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September 11, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New green infrastructure should be part of rebuild.

The downtown LA skyline

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September 08, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Hollywood Proper Residences have verified indoor air and water quality features.

Floodwaters rise at the Interstate Motor Lodge in Houston

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September 07, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Properties outside of these zones are not required to carry flood insurance.

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September 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AGC survey indicates that fewer companies may be able to bid on projects.

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September 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In wake of Grenfell tragedy, Council forms new workgroup.

A hotel in New York

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September 01, 2017 | Lodging Econometrics

New York has the largest hotel construction pipeline of any U.S. market.

Flood waters in a neighborhood

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August 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Flood protection on subsidized housing, hospitals, and other public buildings rolled back.

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August 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Rain gardens, green roofs, cisterns, and rainwater recycling add value.

Wind turbines and smokestacks

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August 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

EV charging stations, batteries, and microgrid technology are all part of effort to meet demand f...

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August 24, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Vacuum dust collection, water-delivery systems, and respirators will be required.

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August 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

California’s requirement for cool roofs on new non-residential buildings could promote smog.

The New York City skyline

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August 17, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Task force formed to get fake training cards off the streets and workers properly trained.

The Ontario skyline at night

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August 16, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Proposals include solar-ready roofs, more stringent heating/cooling efficiency requirements, and...

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Buildings from below

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August 15, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Two of six such certifications are ASHRAE programs.

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August 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes the 2016 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings.

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August 10, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The update applies to windows, curtain walls, and doors.

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August 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

App currently includes building codes of 40 states and New York City.

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August 08, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collective (AMSC) will develop industry-wide additive manu...

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A cityscape of tall buildings

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August 07, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standards will examine existing codes and regulations to find where they are too broad or con...

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Office space within the ASID Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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August 03, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Washington, D.C. office is showcase for top levels of the two standards.

A worker in safety gear looks out over a work site

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August 02, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Employers can use the application to submit forms electronically.

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August 01, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Land use restrictions reduce U.S. GDP by 9% annually.

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July 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Results will help inform code changes.

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