Codes and Standards

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.

Pipes
October 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The deadline is March 16, 2018.

Hurricane from space
October 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Florida, Texas, rise in ACEEE state energy efficiency scorecard.

Code
October 17, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Open-source apps include enhancements for urban-scale modeling.

Documents
October 16, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Will allow AIA to make updates more frequently as insurance market changes.

October 12, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Roles of architects, contractors outlined in E204–2017.

A city highlighted in green
October 11, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Monitoring and comparing performance are critical to advancing sustainability goals.

Roof plate
October 10, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

NRCA document provides guidance for on-site evaluation.

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October 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The app streamlines compliance on various types of construction.

October 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The measure will go into effect in January if the governor signs it.

A solar array
October 04, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

NRDC report says goal can be achieved with existing tools.

Duct work on top of a buidling
October 03, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ASHRAE 189.1 broadens testing requirements to include more types of ducts.

The Toronto skyline at night
October 02, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The roadmap provides government and industry with a targeted plan.

September 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

NRCA offers compliance tools for contractors.

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