Codes and Standards

April 24, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Nighttime activity makes the difference.

Wind farm in Germany
April 19, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Offers greater flexibility around project fuel types and offsetting renewables.

April 18, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Precursor to revised Green Globes Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings.

U.S. steel and aluminum mills could get a market-share boost from import tariffs. But the industry can't say for certain yet which products or producers will ultimately be subject to those duties. Image: Pixabay

April 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Are import quotas and a “Buy American” infrastructure mandate in the cards?

April 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Accused of falsely claiming veteran- and minority-owned business status.

Power lines
April 16, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

An NFPA report found that code adoption is under heavier political scrutiny, leading to delays an...

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April 12, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Scale of projects, number of players involved contributes to problem.

April 11, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

More than 350 people died from extreme weather events in 2017.

April 10, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cleaner air results in fewer heart attacks, respiratory disease, and premature deaths.

Power plant and smokestack
April 09, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Real estate, construction industry executives among those supporting the goal.

April 05, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Change would impact 85,739 pieces of property.

April 04, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Provides way to measure tensile strength in vertical applications.

A solar array
April 03, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Update said to be most inclusive and transparent platform to date.

April 02, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Specialists to focus on community preparedness for disasters.

March 29, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Companies were only able to meet half of the 51% local worker requirement over course of the proj...

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March 28, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Bill would require all 12-story or less public buildings to be built with mass timber.

March 27, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Responsibility for enhancing civic architecture and urban design.

March 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Significant changes to online wind-load calculator.

March 22, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Concerns in Houston, Minnesota over environmental impacts.

March 21, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Miami among cities at risk for water shortages.

March 20, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Whole-building energy simulation, ASHRAE compliance requirement are key factors.

March 15, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Utilities having difficulty adjusting to new business environment.

March 14, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Newer products can cut energy costs by as much as 70%.

March 13, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) voted to delay new beryllium exposure ru...

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March 12, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed a seismic retrofit requirement for vulnerable steel...

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March 08, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Almost 50% more zero energy commercial buildings under construction in 2017.

March 07, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Favorable comparison to 2013 standard for commercial buildings.

March 06, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Factors that impact health, performance, stress and resiliency, sleep, and comfort to be scrutini...

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March 05, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The document is designed to aid in targeting resources toward innovative and inclusive economic d...

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Katerra's sole factory, in Phoenix, produces wall panels, roof and floor trusses, cabinets, and countertops. The company, which recently raised $865 million in new venture capital financing, expects to have five more plants operating by year's end. Image: Katerra

March 04, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Investors flock to this vertically integrated startup, which automates its design and constructio...

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