Codes and Standards

Smog in the sky over a manufacturing facility

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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.

A steel bridge from underneath

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August 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes the 2016 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings.

Heavy rain falls near a port

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August 10, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

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

A hand holding an iPhone

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August 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

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

Close-up of a 3D printer

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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.

A crane moves materials on a construciton site

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August 01, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

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

A piece of wood on fire

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July 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Results will help inform code changes.

Firefighters on the roof of a burning building in Alaska

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July 26, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard marks the first comprehensive international specification for this equipment.

Tire tracks in soil

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July 25, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The condition is the most common geologic hazard in the U.S.

A construction site in Manhattan

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July 24, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

President of contractors’ group says competitive pricing is spurring more open shops.

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July 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

L.A.’s new 1,100-foot skyscraper dominates city’s skyline.

The Willis Tower at sundown

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July 20, 2017 |

Certified office buildings reach 66% in windy city.

A hurricane as viewed from space

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July 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Average annual cost to buildings and infrastructure from eastern storms to rise by $7.3 billion....

Lights hang from the ceiling in a building

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July 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Results of the study support the usefulness of the practice.

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July 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ILF aims to make new certification the sole standard for highest performing buildings.

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July 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The money is earmarked for up to $500,000 surety bonds per contract.

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July 12, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Danger of propagating flames now deemed negligible.

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July 10, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New material is substitute for concrete and steel in multi-story projects.

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July 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Initiative aimed at alleviating construction industry worker shortage.

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July 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Explains energy performance gap from expected savings to actual savings.

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July 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Industry group developing criteria for categorizing wide range of construction approaches to tall...

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June 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The free download addresses entrances, storefront framing, curtain walls, windows and skylight fe...

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June 29, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Reports suggest an extra $6,300 for fire-resistant cladding could have prevented the tragedy.

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June 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The document is used for determining design loads including dead, live, soil, flood, tsunami, sno...

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