Codes and Standards
Costs associated with losses was $55.4 billion.
Structural steel columns and beams support a cross-laminated timber floor system.
The most vulnerable regions fare the worst in new study.
Better hazard mapping and retrofit programs could help.
Center for Construction Research and Training gives advice on new regulation.
Developers would lose up to 20% discounts on some redevelopment projects.
Focus is on layout and look of new buildings rather than use.
City revised building codes after Superstorm Sandy, but many owners not required to upgrade.
Includes practical strategies and guidance with lessons from real-life projects.
Increased understanding of how materials act when stretched and compressed is the goal.
Buildings of 25,000 sf or larger required to install vegetative roof or PVs.
The standard prescribes methods for designing more resilient buildings and communities.
Improved versions of tools aimed at use of healthier construction supplies.
Adverse effects include heat reflection onto nearby walls.
The duties would add 20% or more to cost if trade negotiators can’t find common ground.
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It provides a strategy to leapfrog minimum code requirements.
Contractors would have to source products based on greenhouse gas impact, not price, on state pro...read more
Updated form intended to be used with owner-architect agreements.
Outcome-based codes compliance path looks at building’s actual performance.
First certification program that verifies products’ compliance with the WELL Building Standard....
Standard is designed to be applicable across many types of new and existing buildings.
It will be used with the standard form for owner/consultant contracts.
Update includes calculations from direct solar radiation.
Skyward offers app to receive permission for low altitude flights.
Tishman Speyer will use Fitwel health certification system to guide building improvements.
Design-bid-build forms last updated in 2007.
Request highlights ongoing conflict between developers and residents over right to sunshine.
Recently updated Modified Bitumen Design Guide can be viewed on smartphones and tablets....
Survey of facility management executives shows onsite renewables, energy storage will spike in 20...read more
Documents are structurally different from 2007, 2008 versions.